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

May, 2024
Javelin Report
How Recurring Payments Through Subscriptions Drive Business Growth

Subscriptions are flourishing, in line with rising generations of consumers who value accessibility to services over the ownership of things. With those subscriptions come recurrin...

March, 2024
Javelin Report
A New Era of Chargeback Management

The chargeback—a forced refund to a cardholder’s account that is initiated by the issuing bank—turns 50 years old later this year. The maneuver, legislated into existence to foster...

February, 2024
Javelin Report
The Real Potential of Payment Orchestration

“Payment orchestration” is a term with a lot of hype and, as yet, a hard-to-pin-down definition. The space is still nascent, without a true leading provider and without wide adopti...

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