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Oriente Has Raised US$20 million from an up to US$50 million Debt Funding Facility from Silverhorn

These funds will be used to grow and diversify the funding mix of our loan book and expand the reach of out financially inclusive fintech platform, Cashalo, to more unbanked and underserved consumers and MSMEs in the Philippines.

It’s time to create conditions to empower women with fintech

Historically, women in emerging economies have been at a disadvantage when it comes to accessing financial services. Barriers to access typically include the absence of banks in rural areas, the duty of caring for family and other work responsibilities or a lack of the appropriate documentation required to become part of the financial fabric of society.

Finmas secures business icense as Fintech Lending Platform from Indonesia’s Financial Services Authority (OJK)

Earlier today we were thrilled to announce that FINMAS, our fintech venture in Indonesia, has officially obtained a business license as a fintech lending platform from Indonesia’s Financial Services Authority (OJK) dated 30 September 2019. This makes Finmas one of only thirteen companies fully licensed to operate in Indonesia.

The Philippines welcomes a new fintech investment wave

Our co-founder, Geoffrey Prentice, recently attended The Euromoney Philippines Investment Forum in Manila to discuss the latest developments in Southeast Asian capital markets and share more on Cashalo’s role in creating a financially inclusive future for all Filipinos.

A panacea for the unbanked in Southeast Asia

Across South-east Asia, governments, organisations and banks are increasingly trying to bring the unbanked into the global economy. It stands to benefit both people and businesses alike. Embracing smart tech will go far in boosting financial inclusion in emerging Asia's fastest growing economies

Introducing Finmas, our app to accelerate financial inclusion for every Indonesian

On 14 February, Oriente officially launched Finmas our fintech venture and mobile-app in Indonesia designed to unlock financial access, freedom and opportunity for the country's vast underserved and underbanked population.