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.
19 February 2024
I'm pleased to announce this paper that looks at the need for payment modernization, which sets out not just the why, but also the how too. The…
19 February 2024
If payment modernization consisted of one or more quick, cheap, easy, or risk-free changes, banks would have already done it. It’s not that they…
18 December 2023
There have been a number of stories in the press over recent weeks about cash, so it seems a good time to revisit the topic for a blog post. A f…
14 December 2023
The much anticipated Future of UK Payments Review (also known as the Garner report) was published a few weeks ago, and has sparked an awful lot…
21 March 2024
AI: The Race is On - Accelerate to a Competitive Advantage with AI Virtual Event - March 21, 2024 Join us as we reflect on the advancements of A…
18 - 25 July 2023
This webinar series will give a glimpse into the drivers of technology investment across the financial services industry globally, taken from ou…
26 April 2023 16:00 - 17:00 CEST (10:00 EDT, 15:00 BST)
GermanyWhether the impending migration to ISO 20022 becomes a challenge or an opportunity depends on how ready banks are. But are they? SEEBURGER partn…
16 - 19 April 2023
Las Vegas, NV, United StatesJoin Celent's Gareth Lodge and Patricia Hines at the NACHA Smarter Faster Payments conference. It is an annual experience where new and seasoned…
23 November 2023
The government confirmed in its autumn statement that it will implement all of the report’s recommendations. This will have far-reaching consequ…
22 October 2023
Real-time payments have been shown to influence other payment innovations and expand participation in financial services in markets where there'…
22 February 2023
Celent surveyed senior executives and their clients at 211 banks ranging in size from $50 billion in assets to over $500 billion and corporate e…
24 October 2022
Celent analyst Gareth Lodge said it is positive that the FCA is looking into this as a regulator because “it’s best that they have a position be…