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.
30 August 2021In mid 2021, Celent undertook a large, global survey of banks to create a worldwide State of the Nation for payments modernization for non-card…
3 August 2021The initial shock and prolongued effects of the pandemic are causing financial institutions to rethink their long-term strategic IT spending obj…
7 July 2021In many parts of the world, real-time payments are part and parcel of daily life, and have been for many years. More than 50 countries have syst…
2 June 2021
Accelerate! Innovation in Banking Recorded March 10th, 2021 This year’s Celent Model Bank winners demonstrate powerful examples of accelerating…
12 January 2021 15:00 - 16:00 GMT (10:00 EST, 16:00 CET)
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3 December 2020 10:00 - 11:00 EST (15:00 GMT, 16:00 CET)
United StatesCorporate payments have seen many changes in recent years, with technology and regulation transforming the industry into something almost unreco…
19 November 2020 15:30 - 16:30 GMT (10:30 EST, 16:30 CET)
United KingdomEuropean payments is moving into a brave new world with a series of landmark changes being planned across the Eurosystem’s core infrastructure.…
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…
8 September 2021
"Many of the large car manufacturers have made investments into payment firms over the last 5 years or so," said Gareth Lodge, a senior analyst…
23 August 2021
There will be an adjustment for businesses that adopt real-time transactions for B2B or B2C uses, requiring tech support from banks or other pay…
17 August 2021
Gareth Lodge, financial services analyst at Celent, said there is no simple answer for banks. “While the pandemic has moved the industry signifi…
22 July 2021
"This highlights how increasingly competitive the cross-border payments space is," said Gareth Lodge, a senior analyst at Celent. "Technology is…