Bridging the Financial Gap in the Philippines Using Alternative Data
What Maria is not yet aware of is that she has another set of data that can uplift her credit score– her Telco data. It is accessible and dynamic, enough to provide indicators of identity, location, and financial activity. Given also the 1:1 ratio of a Filipino to having mobile phones, the volume of Telco data will continue to accumulate and increase over time. These data source has been with her since she started using her phone and prepaid SIM card.