Gareth's research focuses on Payments. As part of the payments team, his prime focus is on corporate payments, working closely with his colleagues in the Corporate Banking team.
He is a leading expert on:
- bank payment processing, and is the analyst who has been covering payment services hubs the longest in the industry;
- payment networks and infrastructures, including Swift, ACH and Wires;
- and real-time payments, a topic he has been active in since 2006, and has worked in on almost every continent.
Gareth has been widely quoted in the media, including American Banker, New York Times and BBC News, and is a frequent speaker at such events as Sibos, EBADay, NACHA Payments, as well as private events around the world.
Prior to Celent, Gareth worked for Secura Monde International, a leading cash consultancy; as Regional Research Director of European Payments at TowerGroup; and in corporate strategy at VocaLink Ltd, the UK ACH and ATM network.
Gareth has a Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying from the University of Portsmouth, and a Post-Graduate Degree in Information Science from the University of North London.
3 March 2020The payments industry faces many significant changes in the coming years, from standards such as ISO 20022 to Instant Payments to those mandated…
7 January 2020Celent has been involved with Instant Payments since, well, everyone called them Real Time Payments! Our first report dates back to 2014, and th…
23 November 2019Just as the season and the clocks change at this time of the year, so does the focus of the analyst. Finally, the conference season has drawn to…
2 November 2019Into the home straight conference wise! Sibos is by far my busiest week of the year, although with all the prep beforehand, and the follow-ups a…
23 - 26 September 2019
ExCeL London, United KingdomJoin Patricia Hines, Gareth Lodge, and Alenka Grealish at Sibos, the annual conference, exhibition, and networking event organised by SWIFT for…
18 - 19 June 2019
Stockholm, SweedenGareth Lodge will be moderating a panel at this year's EBAday. Curated by the Euro Banking Association’s subject matter experts, the conference…
Celent Roundtable | What's Keeping Banks Up at Night - or Should Be: Top Imperatives in Financial Services (Invitation Only)4 December 2018 08:30 - 12:00 GMT (03:30 EST, 09:30 CET)
55 Baker St, London, W1U 8EW, United KingdomOVERVIEW While many emerging technologies are transforming the banking industry, several stand out with their potential to improve customer sati…
22 - 25 October 2018
Sydney, AustraliaSibos brings financial leaders together to network, collaborate and find solutions to industry challenges. The theme for 2018 is “Enabling the d…
3 June 2019UnionPay’s European expansion threatens Chinese rivals, not the West PaymentsSource, John Adams, Monday, 03 June 2019 China UnionPay is assembli…
31 May 2019Fintech M&A zeal causes payments stocks to surge PaymentsSource, Michael Moeser, Friday, 31 May 2019 The stocks of a wide swath of publicly trad…
14 May 2019Time to rethink Banks' payment strategies Gareth Lodge, Senior Analyst, Payments, Celent & Shrey Rastogi, Payments Strategist, Temenos, speak at…
5 April 2019U.K.'s real-time payments experience is a warning to others PaymentsSource, Robin Arnfield, 5 April 2019 “The reason for the RTGS upgrade is bec…