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Tuesday, 7th December 2021

Donnelly, Alison

Firm: fscom
Position: Director
Address: Suite 5257, Sir John Rogerson's Quay, Dublin 2
Phone: 02890425451
Personal URL:

Special Areas:

Alison is a payments policy expert with in-depth knowledge and understanding of the payments regulatory landscape.

She is a former FSA/FCA e-money policy specialist and shares this insight from the regulator to clients and contacts alike in her role as Director in fscom providing compliance advice to leading fintech companies and start ups.


Successfully led the application process for a large number of payment and e-money institutions in both Ireland and the UK.
Represents the sector to policy stakeholders as leader of the Emerging Payment Association's Project Regulator and the Association of Professional Compliance Consultants' PSD2 Working Group.
Leads on diversity and inclusion in the payments industry through her work as EWPN's Ambassador for Ireland.

Deals and Awards:

Awarded 'Best Director of the Year' in the Global 100 Awards 2021.
Awarded 'Most Reputable AML & Payments Services Advisor' Corporate Excellence Awards 2019.
Awarded 'AML and Payments Advisor of the Year' Finance Monthly Global 2018.


FSA's/FCA's e-money policy expert, leading the Electronic Money Directive project and policy lead on the negotiation of the second Payment Services Directive (PSD2).



ICA Diploma in Anti-Money Laundering


Leader of the Emerging Payment Association's (EPA's) Project Regulator
Director of the Association of Professional Compliance Consultants (APCC)
Advisory Board Member of The Fintech Corridor
European Women in Payments Network's (EWPN) Ambassador in Ireland
Member of Fintech and Payments Association of Ireland (FPAI) and
Member of Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland (ACOI).