Payment System Evaluation

Payment systems are evolving rapidly, driven by changing customer expectations, new technologies, and regulatory developments. To stay competitive and compliant, financial institutions need to assess their current payment capabilities, identify gaps and opportunities, and implement the best solutions for their business goals and customer segments.

CCG Catalyst is a leading consulting firm that specializes in payment system evaluation and transformation. We help financial institutions of all sizes and types to navigate the complex and dynamic payment landscape, and to design and execute strategies that optimize their payment performance and customer experience.

Our Services

We offer a comprehensive range of services for payment system evaluation, including but not limited:

  • Payment Hub Assessment: We evaluate your existing payment hub architecture, functionality, integration, and scalability, and provide recommendations for improvement or replacement.
  • RTP Readiness: We assess your readiness for real-time payments (RTP), the new payment system launched by The Clearing House, and help you plan and implement the necessary changes to enable RTP for your customers and partners.
  • FedNow Preparation: We help you prepare for FedNow, the upcoming real-time payment service from the Federal Reserve, and ensure that you are compliant with the FedNow requirements and standards.
  • P2P Strategy: We help you develop and implement a peer-to-peer (P2P) payment strategy that leverages the best platforms and technologies for your target market and customer segments.
  • Cross Border Payments Optimization: We help you optimize your cross-border payment capabilities, by evaluating your current processes, costs, risks, and compliance, and by recommending the best solutions and partners for your cross border payment needs.

Our Benefits

By working with CCG Catalyst, you will benefit from:

  • Expertise: We have a team of seasoned consultants with deep knowledge and experience in payment systems, technologies, regulations, and best practices.
  • Independence: We are an independent and objective consulting firm, with no affiliation or bias towards any vendor or solution provider.
  • Customization: We tailor our services and solutions to your specific needs and goals, and we deliver them in a flexible and agile manner.
  • Value: We deliver high-quality results and outcomes, at a competitive and transparent price.

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Paul Schaus

Paul Schaus

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As Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer he leads a successful team of subject matter experts. Throughout his successful career Paul has been a banker, management consultant, strategist, thought leader and strong advocate to the financial services industry.

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