Talking Heads: Burning Issues in Payments and Open Banking

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7 November 2019

A Transcript of CSI Fintech Focus Interview with Zil Bareisis


Celent engages with clients in many different ways — from providing insights via research reports and access to analysts to delivering bespoke research and consulting projects, to supporting the clients’ marketing efforts via joint webinars and speaking engagements.

Computer Services Inc. (CSI) provides financial technology solutions and regulatory compliance software to banks, financial institutions, and a variety of other industries across the US. According to the company’s profile on Celent’s VendorMatch, CSI employs 1,100 people and is “one of the largest providers in the fintech and regtech spaces” in the US.

“Fintech Focus” is a regular podcast series hosted by CSI’s Andy Goldstein and Laura Sewell. In these podcasts, they “discuss the latest fintech trends and topics with banking executives, industry experts, and thought leaders.”

CSI and Fintech Focus invited Zil Bareisis, Celent’s Senior Analyst in Banking, to have a conversation about a broad range of payments topics. The interview took place on October 22, 2019, and addressed questions on the following subjects:

  • Payments megadeals.
  • Open banking.
  • Keeping up with payments innovation, including controls, digital or “push” provisioning, and migration to contactless cards in the US.
  • Securing online transactions.
  • Banking and GAFA (Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple).

The recording of the actual podcast is available to listen to on the CSI website and any regular podcast subscription channels. CSI has also kindly allowed us to make the edited transcript of the interview available to other Celent clients via this short report.