Craig Lancaster

Analyst/Content Specialist

Craig is an analyst/content specialist with the Payments team at Javelin Strategy & Research. He comes to Javelin after a long career as a print and digital journalist, where he specialized in content editing, coaching of writers, and the packaging of information.

Most recently, he was a senior editor at The Athletic and a longtime freelance contributor to Javelin as an editor and a writer before joining the team full time.

Craig is also the author of ten novels and a collection of short stories, work that has received regional, national, and international awards and has been translated widely. His essays, journalism, and fiction have been published by Writer’s Digest, Montana Quarterly, the Dallas Morning News, the San Jose Mercury News, and others.

Latest Insights

September, 2023
Javelin Report
Global A2A Retail Payment Systems: Lessons for the U.S.

The launch of FedNow—the Federal Reserve Bank’s instant payment service—lets financial institutions offer their customers 24/7/365 access to transactions that are initiated and set...

July, 2023
Javelin Report
Drilling Down on Gen X, Finance’s Middle Child

There is rampant concern that Gen X—those born from 1965 to 1980—will be the first U.S. demographic that doesn’t do as well financially as its parents, and that concern is well-gro...

June, 2023
Impact Note
Meet Gen X, the Little Demographic That Doesn’t

Generation X is the middle child of American demographics: smaller and less significant than the still-massive Baby Boomers and the ascendant Y and Z generations coming up behind. ...

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