ORIENTE Express has come together with other digital finance companies to establish 

With their combined efforts, these companies aim to drive financial innovation, provide a forum for the discussion of the future of technology and finance, and deliver social impact.

 “The alliance was created to enable and strengthen the drive towards working for a financially inclusive Philippines,” said Katrina Cokeng, Oriente Express General Manager, and Vice Chair. “We are working closely with the country’s regulators and leading FinTech companies to make sure we create financial solutions that deliver positive impact to the underbanked Filipinos.”

Proponents of the are shown here. They are [first Row, from left] Maria Gaitanidou (; Dicky Alikpala (Ayannah); FintechAlliance.Ph Chairman Lito Villanueva (FINTQ); BSP Governor Nestor Espenilla, Jr.; BSP Deputy Governor Chuchi Fonacier; FintechAlliance.Ph Vice Chairman Katrina Cokeng (Oriente Express); FintechAlliance.Ph Trustee Mike Ferrer (Seedbox); [second row] Mark Mackenzie (Lenddo); Lawrence Ferrer (PayMaya); FintechAlliance.Ph Trustee John Bailon (SCI Ventures); Miguel Aguila (Grab); Amorsolo Camara Jr. (Mynt/ GCash); [third row] Yacine Derradji (Acudeen); Guillaume Danielou (FINTQ); Bryan Kenneth Tsang (Smart); Alexander Tzankov (Cash Credit); Miguel Cuneta (SCI Ventures); Alexander Capulong (First Circle); and FintechAlliance.Ph Trustee Mitch Padua (Smart). includes various FinTech firms such as Grab Philippines, Smart Communications Inc., Lendr, Uber Philippines, Cash Credit, Acudeen,, Lenddo, Mynt, PayMaya, PawnHero, Seedbox, and TrueMoney. 

The association will focus on collaborative and strategic moves to further stimulate innovation towards inclusive growth and empowerment of the emerging Filipino classes.

 “The formation of is very timely as all industries in the country are undergoing digital transformation. Having a unified representation will make collaboration and communications more efficient,” said Teresita Herbosa, Securities and Exchange Commission Chairperson.

Oriente Express is a partnership between Greater China-based Oriente (which is behind internet giants Skype and and JG Summit Holdings Inc. It aims to develop a digital finance marketplace to address financial exclusion of underbanked consumers and MSMEs, by enabling affordable online lending and wealth accumulation based on proprietary data and a revolutionary credit scoring infrastructure.

Topics: ORIENTE Express
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