Tagged: EU

EU Report: No Strong Case to Create Synchronized Framework for Investment Crowdfunding

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File this one under recently discovered, but the European Commission published a report earlier this year that pretty much crushed any hope for a more synchronized approach for debt and equity crowdfunding across Europe. As highlighted in the editorial by Alessandro Lerro earlier this week,… Read More

European Union Stops Harmonization Process for Crowdfunding Rules

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At Crowddialogue Europe in Graz, Austria last week, a panel presentation, moderated by Ronald Kleverlaan, inquired about the status of the European legislation on crowd-investing. Looking back to 2014, with the EU Commission’s Communication “Unleashing the Potential of Crowdfunding”, soon followed by the 2015 Communication “Action Plan… Read More

EU Commissioner Talks CMU, Alternative Finance Following Brexit

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EU Commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis replaced Jonathan Hill of the UK at the Commission following the Brexit decision. He recently sat down with CNBC for an interesting interview where he shared some insight into his perspective on the Capital Markets Union (CMU) in light of the UK EU… Read More

Lending Works Reflects on the Brexit Economy Two Months Later

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On Thursday, UK-based peer-to-peer lender, Lending Works, took to its blog to reveal the status of UK’s economy since voters made the Brexit decision, to depart from the European Union (EU),  just two months ago (June 23rd). The lender stated: “Depending which newspaper you’re inclined to… Read More

Seedrs Among Businesses Supporting Mayor Sadiq Khan’s #LondonIsOpen Campaign

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Earlier this week, London’s mayor, Sadiq Khan, launched the #LondonIsOpen campaign, which was to show the world that London continues to remain united and open for business following the UK’s recent vote to depart from the European Union (EU). Khan reportedly stated: “London is the best… Read More

#BrexitJustice Crowdfunder UK Captures Over £100,000 In An Effort to Stop European Union Departure

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Earlier this month, a man by the name Marcus J. Ball took to the crowdfunding platform, Crowdfunder UK, to raise £100,000 to bring the pro-Brexit politicians to court for various charges and prevent Brexit from happening. This initiative, which is called #BrexitJustice, was launched just a… Read More

Perspective: Uncertainty About the Consequences of Brexit is Rising

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As UK politicians, pro-Brexit and pro-Bremain alike, resign one after the other, the uncertainty about the consequences of the Brexit vote is rising instead of abating. Here is a summary the following main causes of uncertainty that impact financial services: The Legal Exiting Process: The… Read More

Lending Works Offers Pension Advice Post-Brexit Decision

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Just a little over a week after the UK voted to depart from the European Union (EU), Lending Works offered pension advice to the country’s retirees (or soon to be) following the surprising decision. The peer-to-peer lending platform shared: “Less than a week in, and the… Read More

AngelsDen on Brexit Decision: In Short Term, We All Expect A Period of Economic Volatility in the UK

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One week after the UK voted to leave the European Union (EU), equity crowdfunding platform AngelsDen revealed its thoughts about the departure and economy predictions. The website stated: “Obviously the UK vote to leave the European Union has raised many questions about investing in UK… Read More

RealtyShare Reports: Real Estate Crowdfunding Offers Potential Opportunity to Diversify Following Brexit Decision

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Following the UK’s vote to depart from the European Union (EU), the team at crowdfunding portal, RealtyShares, revealed their thoughts about the shocking decision. Arash Sotoodehnia, RealtyShares chief credit officer, stated: “The uncertainty around what happens next as Britain begins the process of negotiating her… Read More

Invesdor on Brexit Decision: Let’s Keep Calm & Carry On

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Just days after the UK’s voters made the surprising decision to leave the European Union (EU), Finland’s equity crowdfunding platform, Invesdor, weighed in on the big vote. The funding portal’s communications manager, Mikko Savolainen, revealed in a blog post: “Late last week, the UK voted… Read More

Crowdcube’s Luke Lang on Brexit Decision: We Remain Confident the Economy is Fundamentally Strong

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With the UK’s unexpected decision to leave the European Union (EU), co-founder of Crowdcube, Luke Lang, shared the equity crowdfunding portal’s reaction to the decision. As previously reported, the UK continues to remain in collective shock as the largely unexpected result of the EU referendum will… Read More

Jaidev Janardana Reveals Zopa’s Reaction to the UK’s Departure from the European Union

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Following the announcement that the UK is set to leave the European Union (EU), CEO of Zopa, Jaidev Janardana, shared the peer-to-peer lending platform’s reaction to the shocking exit. Janardana revealed in a blog post: “With the UK voting to leave the EU, we’d like… Read More

Citizenergy Calls on European Union to Support Crowdfunding for Renewables & Energy Efficiency

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“We encourage the European Commission’s endeavour to support Crowdfunding as a mean to access to finance for SMEs, especially regarding innovative businesses in the field of renewable energy.” Sustainable energy crowdfunding platform Citizenergy, along with multiple other stakeholders in the crowdfunding industry have come together… Read More

Crowdfunding the European Transition to Renewable Energy

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The transition to sustainable energies, away from fossil fuel, is a political agenda that creates a huge need for capital investments. The role of crowdfunding in funding this transition was the topic of the 2nd annual European Crowdfunding Network (ECN) CrowdCamp that gathered 200 representatives… Read More

EBN Applauds EU’s Support of Crowdfunding as Data Backs Up CMU Plan

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EBN, a network of over 160 business innovation centres and incubators, has released a statement on the European Commission’s advocacy of investment crowdfunding in providing crucial access to capital for innovative young firms. CEO of the EBN network, Philippe Vanrie, welcomed the report stating; “We… Read More

EU Parliament’s Draft of New Prospectus Directive Meets Crowdfunding Sector Demands

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  Earlier this year, the crowdfunding sector represented by the European Crowdfunding Network (ECN) the UK Crowdfunding Association, Financement Participatif France and Nederland Crowdfunding had called on the Parliament and the European Council to be very ambitious with the planned revision of the Prospectus Directive…. Read More

EC Commissioner Hill Updates on CMU, Says Capital Requirements on Small Banks Too Onerous

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EC Commissioner Jonathan Hill delivered a speech yesterday addressing the Capital Markets Union and other areas of financial services that are important to the economy of Europe. Hill, a UK national and former member of the House of Lords, holds the portfolio for Financial Stability, Financial… Read More