Oriente Express joins other digital finance companies to form

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,” says Katrina Cokeng, Oriente Express General Manager, and Vice Chair. She adds, “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.” 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,” says Teresita Herbosa, Securities and Exchange Commission Chairperson.

[1st Row, L-R] 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); [2nd Row, L-R] Mark Mackenzie (Lenddo); Lawrence Ferrer (PayMaya); FintechAlliance.Ph Trustee John Bailon (SCI Ventures); Miguel Aguila (Grab); Amorsolo Camara Jr. (Mynt/ GCash); [3rd Row, L-R] 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).

About Oriente Express

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.


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