Tagged: regulations

13 New Restrictions for China P2P Lenders as Rules Sink In

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Announced earlier this week, China has finally revealed its regulatory approach to online lending. To put this into perspective, peer to peer lending is huge in China – the largest online lending market in the world. The rapid ascension of P2P lending was driven by… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore Announces Regulatory Framework for Payments

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The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has published a consultation paper on a payments regulatory approach. Simultaneously MAS has created a “National Payments Council” to help foster digital payments and the ascension of Fintech. Noting that presently there are multiple regulatory environments and legislation action,… Read More

Financial Innovation Now: Big Tech Educates Policy Makers on Benefits of Fintech

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Apple, Google, Amazon, PayPal & Intuit Provide the Firepower Behind Fintech Advocacy Group Financial Innovation Now. Back in the fall of 2015, an announcement was made regarding the creation of a new public policy coalition representing some of the largest names in tech: Apple, Google,… Read More

China P2P Lending Rules Said to Include Caps on Amount Borrowed

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A report in ChinaNews is saying The China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC), along with partner agencies, will release rules regarding online lending that will include lending caps. According to the report, individuals will be able to borrow up to 200,000 CNY (USD $30,000) from any… Read More

Is the FDIC Poised to Add Regulatory Burdens to Online Lenders?

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An article in WSJ.com today states the “regulatory advantage may be fleeting” for online lenders. The author pointed to an initiative by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) that may add new rules for banks working with online lenders that could add cost to these… Read More

SeedUps CEO Sandi Gilbert on Canada Crowdfunding Regulations: “It’s a Mess”

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  A few weeks back Crowdfund Insider published an article on the regulatory environment in Canada that labeled new crowdfunding securities exemptions as “Dead in the Water“.  In brief, regulators in multiple provinces have enacted rules that were ostensibly created to foster entrepreneurship and access… Read More

David Snitkof of Orchard Shares Unique Insight into Online Lending Market Dynamics

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Orchard Marketplace is a platform that is uniquely positioned at the intersection of institutional money and online lending. If you are a large investor you are using Orchard to manage and access loans on all marketplace lending platforms. This perspective means that Orchard can easily… Read More

Sweden Update: Crowdfunding Committee is First of its Kind

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Recently the Swedish government announced the creation of a Committee to review the regulatory environment for investment crowdfunding. The former Supreme Court Justice, Severin Blomstrand, was appointed to chair the ten person Committee and oversee the review. The initiative will look into such issues as… Read More

Q&A: Aaron Schwartz Head of Fintech Research at PwC

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Earlier this week PwC (under the DeNovo label) published a wide-ranging report on the evolution of Fintech. The document was the production of many PwC executives covering topics like blockchain, payments, banking and the overall transformation of financial services. In one respect the report is… Read More

Swedish Government Appoints Commission to Analyze Crowdfunding

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The Swedish government announced last week it had appointed a commission to investigate crowdfunding and the potential for improved opportunities to provide access to capital. Swedish Finance Minister Per Bolund stated there was a need for innovative solutions for the funding of small and emerging… Read More

In Need of Reform: UK Payments Infrastructure

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Last week the Payments Systems Regulator (PSR) announced that reform is needed in the UK payments sector to improve competition and better serve consumers.  The announcement was made by the one-year-old agency following a report on payments released by the PSR. The PSR stated that there… Read More

Alberta Securities Commission Looks to Increase Crowdfunding Limits, Adds Micro Exemption

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The Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) in Canada has published two initiatives designed to facilitate capital-raising for SMEs. First, the ASC has adopted ASC Rule 45-517 Prospectus Exemption for Start-up Businesses (ASC Rule 45-517). Immediately available, the new rule provides a prospectus exemption for small Alberta companies… Read More

Online Lenders Policy Institute Event to Feature Congressman Patrick McHenry & Comptroller of the Currency Thomas Curry

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The Online Lenders Policy Institute is hosting its first “Marketplace Lending Policy Summit” in Washington, DC in September and they have two marquee names headlining the event. Congressman Patrick McHenry, an author of the JOBS Act and Fintech champion, will be one of the keynote… Read More

Dear Mr. Bailey, “The Peer-to-Peer Lending Sector Has Embraced a Level of Transparency Which is Unrivaled in Financial Services”

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The UK Peer to Peer Finance Association has released a letter addressed to Andrew Bailey, Chief Executive of the FCA, buttressing their position regarding the recent dialogue with the House of Commons’ Treasury Select Committee. This past June, Andrew Tyrie, MP, Chairman of the Committee,… Read More

Gillian Roche-Saunders Shares Insight into UK FCA Crowdfunding Regulatory Review

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Gillian Roche-Saunders, is a partner at the law firm of Bates, Wells & Braithwaite in London.  She is a leading regulatory consultant in the Fintech sector having been engaged in alternative finance for the past five years – before the FCA jumped in to officially… Read More

A Case of Regulatory Evolution: A Review of the UK Financial Conduct Authority’s Approach to Crowdfunding

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  Across Europe, crowdfunding is quickly moving from a fringe funding instrument to becoming a mainstream – finance channel, connecting “crowds” to fund businesses, projects and individuals. In its recently published Report on Crowdfunding in the EU Capital Markets Union, the European Commission details the… Read More

FCA Prioritises Fintech Innovation & Consumer Protection in Crowdfunding Review

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The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) will look to ensure that consumers are sufficiently protected against the risks inherent in crowdfunding while supporting innovation in the growing market in a forthcoming review of its regulation of the industry. Crowdfunding rules were introduced by the FCA in… Read More

Fact Sheet: SEC Proposes Rules to Simplify Disclosure Requirements

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The Securities and Exchange Commission proposed rules today to streamline and simplify certain disclosure requirements to “eliminate redundant, overlapping, outdated, or superseded provisions.” SEC Chair Mary Jo White commented on the proposal; “The proposed amendments address outdated and redundant disclosure requirements while continuing to require… Read More