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The go-to payments advisors for leading retailers around the globe.

CMSPI is the advisory firm that finance, payments and fraud teams turn to when they want to boost performance, navigate the market, and grow their businesses. Our payments experts use proprietary technologies to equip clients with data-driven insights to achieve best-in-market results through more legitimate transactions, with less fraud, all at a market leading cost.

Our Story

In 2011, after a career advising banks and merchants on improving payments, Brendan Doyle, Founder & CEO, set out to build a business that would change the global retail payments landscape for the better. The result is CMSPI; using a unique combination of knowledge, data and technology to improve the productivity of payments. This means a better outcome for merchants, payments companies and, ultimately, consumers.

Since then, CMSPI has become the go-to advisory firm for leading merchants across the globe, looking to supercharge their payments arrangements. In 2021, Inflexion, a global private equity firm, invested in our vision, helping to fuel our growth and develop new technologies that will drive future improvements in payments productivity.

Prashani Samaraweera

Brendan Doyle

CEO

We want to create a win-win-win for payments firms, retailers, and their customers. Our mission is all about making payments more productive and therefore – most importantly - helping our clients be successful and grow their businesses.

Our Leadership Team

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John Kerr

Chairman of the Board
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Brendan Doyle

CEO
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Elley Frost

President
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Richard Kyne

Managing Director, Europe & APAC
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Karolina Tallar

Global CFO
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Alistair Matthewson

SVP, Director of NAM Consultancy

Our Latest Insights

  • News

CMSPI Responds to the UK PSR’s Card Fee Reviews

In June 2022, the UK’s Payment Systems Regulator announced two reviews into card fees: one addressing scheme fees, and one focused on the recent increases to cross-border interchange.

  • Publications

The Truth Behind Girocard Fees: Why Are German Merchants Paying Different Rates?

CMSPI reveals the truth behind why German merchants are paying different Girocard interbank fees to their competitors.

  • Videos

Retail Payments Talks: Strong Customer Authentication

CMSPI’s Toby MacFarlane, Head of Ecommerce, sits down with Matthew Pack, Holiday Extras Group CEO, for a ‘Retail Payments Talk’ discussing Strong Customer Authentication.