Tagged: regulations

Status Quo is Not an Option: OSC Chair Acknowledges Fintech Requires New Approach, Announces OSC Launchpad

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Speaking at the Toronto Region Board of Trade this week, Maureen Jensen, Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) Chair and CEO, delivered a wide-ranging keynote address that tackled the topic of Fintech, regulations and announced a forthcoming regulatory Sandbox for entrepreneurs. Jensen acknowledged the rise of Fintech… Read More

Is the SAFE Not So Safe for Investment Crowdfunding?

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Earlier this year, on May 16, 2016, the final portion of the JOBS Act became actionable. The much anticipated Title III provisions and Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg CF) went into effect, marking the official beginning of retail crowdfunding in the United States. While the industry is… Read More

Regulation A+ Offering: Hype or Reality?

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Jobs creation and wages are in the spotlight again by voter demand this presidential election year and receiving attention from both Republican and Democratic parties. This begs the question whether an improved version of Regulation A under the JOBs Act of 2012 offers a practical… Read More

National Crowdfunding Association of Canada Criticizes Integrated Crowdfunding Exemption in Letter to Alberta Securities Commission

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The National Crowdfunding Association of Canada (NCFA), has criticized Canada’s regulatory approach to crowdfunding in a public letter sent to the Alberta Securities Commission and Superintendent of Securities, Nunavut.  While the letter is addressed to the two entities it can be viewed as a proxy… Read More

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

HKMA Introduces New Initiatives: FinTech Innovation Hub and FinTech Supervisory Sandbox

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The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has unveiled a series of policy initiatives for banks to embrace technology, and changed the city’s tax regime to attract corporate treasury departments, as it sharpens its edge to compete with Singapore and Tokyo as Asia’s financial centre, reported… Read More

China Issues Online Lending Rules: Panic Ensues

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After nearly eight months since the original draft was first issued, the China Banking Regulatory Commission (“CBRC”) announced the official rules for the online lending industry on August 24, 2016. The unveiling came accompanied with a few policy curveballs that few industry participants were expecting…. Read More

Singapore Deputy Prime Minister Explains How MAS Crowdfunding Framework will Support SMEs

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Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister in charge of MAS, was questioned earlier this month on the policy measures incorporated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), in regards to investment crowdfunding. The query came from Ms. Foo Mee Har, an MP from the West… Read More

Yirendai Gets Hit with Several Lawsuits on Share Price Decline

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The several law firms have filed class-action lawsuits on behalf of shareholders of Yirendai (NYSE:YRD) who acquired shares at some point during 2016 – some of the filings are specifying date ranges. The reason this is interesting is that these law firms are faulting Yirendai… Read More

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