The mission of the Rural Bankers Association is to support the ability of its members to offer quality banking services to all their constituencies, comply with regulatory requirements, and to promote the welfare of the communities in which they operate.
The Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines (RBAP) will position its membership as the leading force within the Philippine national banking system in bringing the benefits of the economic system to increasing numbers of rural customers through a strong, responsive rural banking system. It will set standards for innovation and excellence in rural banking that are recognized around the world, and it will operate as an important partner to government in the development and implementation of policies and legislation that support rural economic development through the delivery of effective and appropriate banking services.
To establish and maintain an organization that supports the ability of members to operate as an aggressive force in the promotion of the civic welfare of the communities in which they operate
To maintain commitment to developing rural economies and to promoting community enterprise development through good service and sound practices
To develop a pledge of quality and extend this pledge to all rural bank customers, thus ensuring that rural banks remain responsive to their customer base;
To develop mechanisms and capacities to serve the banking needs of the broadest range of customers from the smallest to the largest;
To work in partnership with BSP and other regulatory bodies to set and maintain the highest standards of compliance;
To assist members to learn from each other, to avoid unfair competition and practices and to work effectively in association rather than in competition;
To develop a common code of standard banking practices and assist members to operate effectively and efficiently within such practices and standards;
To develop and support public confidence in the rural banking system through mechanisms and means that support the ability of the Rural Banking System’s ability to provide for careful stewardship of bank resources;
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