Tagged: regulations

Title III, Regulation Crowdfunding Simplified. Read the Report

Title III JOBS Act Final

Crowdfund Capital Advisors (CCA) has taken the rather voluminous 668 pages of final rules for Title III retail crowdfunding and distilled them down into a more manageable 43 pages.  The report, embedded below, was created to augment CCA’s book How to Crowdfund book (available on… Read More

Crowdnetic Founder & CEO Luan Cox: New Partnerships, Women in Fintech & Market Data Transparency

Luan Cox and Sri Goteti

  “Our prediction is that the marketplace lending industry will undergo continued and increasing growth, opening up new investment opportunities and new avenues of capital formation for start-ups and small businesses.” It’s not too late to participate in the 2015 Americas Alternative Finance Benchmarking Survey;… Read More

FDIC Cautions Banks on Purchasing Loans from “Nonbank Entities”

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The FDIC has published an advisory on Effective Risk Management Practices for Purchased Loans and Purchased Loan Participations.  The document states that banks should use caution when purchasing loans or participating in shared credit facilities.  Noting that some institutions have experienced some success to achieve growth… Read More

AngelList Gives Platform Update at SEC Event on Small Business Capital Formation (Deck)

Kevin Laws at SEC

Kevin Laws, Chief Operating Officer of AngelList, delivered an “illuminating” presentation at the SEC Government Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation yesterday. AngelList, a leader in the equity crowdfunding sector, has become an important catalyst in the online finance space innovating and expanding its… Read More

Woes with Chinese Custodian Banks

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When the State Council of China issued its guidelines for the internet finance industry in July, the single most talked about guideline among platform operators is the government’s encouragement of banks to provide custodian services for investor funds used for platform transactions. Many have interpreted… Read More

Agenda & Panelists Posted for SEC Small Business Capital Formation Forum

SEC Small Business Capital Formation Forum 2014

Later this week, on Thursday, the SEC Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation will take place at SEC headquarters.  An annual affair, the event has grown into a vibrant discussion regarding the challenges of SMEs to gain access to capital and the regulatory challenges… Read More

EarlyIQ’s CrowdSelect Set to Meet All SEC Regulation Requirements

EarlyIQ Square

On Tuesday, EarlyIQ, Inc. announced the immediate availability of EarlyIQ CrowdSelect, the company’s fully hosted suite of services that enables compliance by investment intermediaries including crowdfunding platforms and broker/dealers. CrowdSelect will meet all background and investor requirements under the new Regulation Crowdfunding rules recently approved… Read More

Fight For Your Dreams: Q&A With Reynold Wijaya, Co-founder Of Funding Societies

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  A co-founder of Funding Societies in his 20s, Reynold Wijaya is now the peer-to-peer lending company’s chief operations (Singapore) leader, and has helped bring the company’s funding to near $1.25 million. Funding Societies was among the first homegrown P2P lending companies to bring in a trustee registered with the… Read More

Small Business Minister Kelly O’Dwyer Talks Crowdfunding in Australia

Kelly ODwyer

In Australia today, start-ups and small businesses cannot practically access retail investors due to significant upfront and ongoing compliance costs and red tape. This is according to Kelly O’Dwyer, the Minister for Small Business and Assistant Treasury. O’Dwyer delivered this statement to the Financial Services… Read More

SEC Commissioner Kara Stein: Surfing the Wave of Financial Technology

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Securities Commissioner Kara Stein visited Harvard Law School last week to present as part of a guest lecture series where she discussed securities regulation and capital markets. Stein posed the important question: “…how do we continue having the highest quality markets in the world, even… Read More

Bondora: Regulatory Environment is a “Fraught Issue” in Europe. Except for the UK

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Bondora, a peer to peer lending platform with pan-European aspirations, has shared their opinion on the regulatory environment in Europe. According to Bondora, “regulating alternative finance is a fraught issue across Europe”.  But there is an exception to this rule. The UK, and the Financial… Read More

Congress Must Fix Title III Investment Crowdfunding, No Startup Will Touch it Unless Congress Acts

State of the Union Congress and Senate

I spent a lovely weekend reading (and re-reading) all 685 pages of the final SEC rules of Title III the Jobs Act. Ah, the joy of memorizing regulations! We helped Congress pass the JOBS Act back in 2012, to help everyone — no matter how wealthy — invest as… Read More

Small Business Lending in the US & UK (Deck)

Karen Mills London 2015

Karen Mills, former Administrator of the Small Business Administration and current Senior Fellow at Harvard University, co-authored a study on credit markets and SMEs back in 2014.  She recently presented at LendIt Europe on the state of Marketplace / Peer to peer lending. While at… Read More

Ontario, Manitoba, Quebec, New Brunswick & Nova Scotia Publish Final Form of Crowdfunding Exemption

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Five different Canadian provinces joined together this past week to publish the final form of Multilateral Instrument 45-108 Crowdfunding which is the prospectus exemption and registration framework for crowdfunding portals.  As expected, Ontario, Manitoba, Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick will join together to allow… Read More

SeedInvest to State of Washington: Please Do Not Create an Unwarranted Bottleneck for Reg A+ Issuers

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Investment crowdfunding platform SeedInvest has responded to proposed rules the state of Washington has hoisted up the securities regulation flag pole regarding Regulation A+.  In brief, SeedInvest wants to to “Save Regulation A”, according to a post on their blog. As enacted under Title IV… Read More

SEC Proposes Sweeping Amendments To Rule 147 To Facilitate Intrastate Crowdfunding: Why They May All Be Moot

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  With all the excitement last week surrounding the SEC’s release of the final Title III rules implementing “Regulation Crowdfunding,” the SEC’s vote in favor of proposing amendments to the current Rule 147 to help foster Intrastate Crowdfunding amounted to little more than a side-note…. Read More

Karen Mills on Marketplace Lending: It Is Transformative, But Don’t Count The Banks Out Yet

Karen Mills London October 2015

Karen Mills is currently perched as a Senior Fellow at the Harvard Business School and at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at the Harvard Kennedy School. She spends her time focusing on competitiveness, entrepreneurship and innovation – all extremely important areas of economic… Read More

China: Update on Private Lending Rules

People’s Supreme Court of China

A bit late on providing this update, but back in August, the People’s Supreme Court of China issued a new ruling on matters related to private lending in China. Private lending is defined as lending between persons or entities that are not financial institutions sanctioned… Read More