Finance Innovation Lab to hold Event to Discuss Crowdfunding in UK

On December 7th the Finance Innovation lab, along with partners Nesta and Keystone Law, will hold a summit in London to discuss the removal of regulatory barriers impeding crowdfunding.

 The organisers  intend this to commence a series of events which will be held in Paris, Warsaw, Berlin and elsewhere in Europe during Crowdfunding week (December 7-14th).

The stated objectives of this event are as follows:

  • Create a greater understanding amongst policymakers of the market for peer-to-peer finance, how  the various peer-to-peer models work, and how they benefit consumers and small businesses;
  • Discuss the EU and UK policy and regulatory barriers to the responsible growth of this sector, and recommendations for proportionate regulation.

An open letter will be presented at the event requesting;

Greater regulatory clarity and alignment with peer-to-peer finance activities in order to foster innovation and competition in the development of simple, transparent, low cost financial services that are accessible to all.

Interested parties may follow hashtag #p2psummit on twitter.