Using survey information from the 'Rapid Response Research' (RRR) initiative, this report assesses the relationship and role of financial services in strengthening resilience in eastern Myanmar. The Rapid Response Research project seeks to gather information on households’ resilience to climate extremes and its determinants. Under the wider 'Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters' programme, a series of mobile phone surveys were conducted in Hpa-An township, eastern Myanmar. This report lays out early findings from the analysis of survey answers, focusing on access to financial services and emergency funds. The report builds on other RRR thematic analyses and seeks to uncover preliminary insights from the project’s post-disaster panel survey.