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.
2 June 2021
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9 March 2021It is not often that Celent awards Model Bank recognition to a Financial Infrastructure. They are usually given as a result of a technology init…
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…
13 May 2021
"The future of payments is increasingly real-time, but we have yet to see it all working together seamlessly nor have we seen corporations make…
28 April 2021
"Distributed ledger technology has come a long way in a short time," said Gareth Lodge, a senior analyst at Celent, adding Partier came out of a…
14 April 2021
"There aren’t many things from a decade ago that have remained the same," said Gareth Lodge, a senior analyst at Celent. "The industry has, and…
29 January 2021
Technologies like Apple Pay have been able to set higher payment limits while mitigating the relative risk of fraud, because each transaction is…