Digital transformation giant Orion collaborates with Cebuana Bank, plans to tap 11m underserved Filipinos.

Orion Innovation (Orion), a front-running digital transformation and product development service company, has proudly unveiled a strategic alliance with Cebuana Lhuillier Bank, a prominent Philippines-based bank.

This collaboration reflects the shared aspiration of both institutions for enhanced financial inclusion and contemporary banking services in the Philippines.

The investment is set to see Cebuana Lhuillier Bank overhaul its operations, implementing Orion’s advanced Temenos core banking platform. With a current clientele of 6 million Filipinos, the bank is ambitious, aiming to extend its financial services to over 11 million customers within the next half-decade.

Cebuana Lhuillier Bank has been instrumental in advancing the Filipino economy by providing credit and savings accounts tailored to individuals, micro, small, and medium enterprises. Given that more than half of the nation’s 113m inhabitants live in rural settings, the bank’s services are pivotal in addressing the financial requirements of these remote and often neglected communities.

Orion, possessing a suite of progressive digital services and technology solutions, enables banks to upgrade outdated systems, conceive revolutionary products, and tap into fresh business ventures. Boasting a formidable presence in countries like the Philippines, India, and Singapore, Orion is set on a determined expansion route in the APAC region.

Cebuana Lhuillier Bank Vice Chairman Jean Henri Lhuillier expressed, “In a nation where access to reliable financial services is paramount, this collaboration strengthens our resolve to provide better services, products, and opportunities for Filipinos to create meaningful change.

Adding to this sentiment, Cebuana Lhuillier Bank President Dennis Valdes stated, “Our clients’ needs are changing, and it is our responsibility to not only meet but exceed those expectations”

Orion Innovation’s Global Head of Financial Services, Mr. Anoop Gala, also remarked, “We are thrilled to embark on Cebuana Bank’s core modernisation program in the Philippines. Orion’s partnership goes beyond technology, driving positive change by enhancing banking services and promoting financial inclusion in underprivileged communities, fueling economic progress in the APAC region.”

Previously, Cebuana Lhuillier Bank has made substantial strides towards financial inclusivity since its inception in 1998. It has successfully inaugurated six branches and further broadened its network through more than 3,000 branches spread nationwide.

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