$300 Million ADB Loan to Boost Philippines’ Financial Inclusion Goals

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $300 million policy-based loan to support the Philippine government in creating a stronger institutional and policy environment to help expand Filipinos’ access to financial services, particularly the vulnerable segment of the population, and to promote economic growth.

ADB’s Inclusive Finance Development Program, Subprogram 3, is supporting reforms to expand financial inclusion in the country by improving the country’s financial infrastructure, including widening the digital financing ecosystem. It also supports efforts to increase the capacity of financial service providers, including rural banks and nonbank financial institutions, to offer quality products and services accessible through various delivery channels.