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EU Commissioner Jonathan Hill on Crowdfunding: Don’t Choke Off Growth

EU Commissioner Jonathan Hill warned this past weekend about being too reliant on traditional banks.  Hill, who is Commissioner for Financial Services and Capital Markets, was interviewed by CNBC where he expressed his interest in crowdfunding as well as his concern that too much regulation… Read More

European Securities & Markets Authority Warns on Crowdfunding & Money Laundering / Terrorist Financing

The European Securities & Markets Authority (ESMA) has published a Q&A addressing the potential for nefarious characters to abuse investment crowdfunding to launder cash or provide financing to terrorist organizations.  This is a subject the traditional banking sector knows rather well as they are subjected… Read More

European Banking Authority Opinion on Debt Based Crowdfunding

The European Banking Authority (EBA) has been engaged with internet finance for some time recognizing the importance of crowdfunding to their industry. The EBA is an independent EU authority that strives to ensure effective regulation across Europe – a bit of a tall task.  Across… Read More

European Crowdfunding Network Reviews Global Crowdfunding Regulations

The European Crowdfunding Network (ECN), an advocacy group based in Brussels, has published their annual report reviewing crowdfunding regulations in Europe, the United States, Israel and Canada. “Since we have started our work in 2012 and especially since our first edition of this paper in… Read More

European Crowdfunding Stakeholders Forum Lists 40 Members

The European Crowdfunding Stakeholders Forum (ECSF) has finalized their initial members and posted their proposed rules that are expected to be present at the groups first meeting.  The deadline for applications was May 16, 2014 with the announcement being made by the EC this past… Read More

Startup Investors Manifesto Targets Entrepreneurs in Europe

Startups and small companies are the engine of economic growth.  Fast growing companies demand an ecosystem that recognizes their importance to the economy and society as a whole. According to recent Eurostat data GDP rose in Europe (EU 28)  only 0.1% in 2013 – this… Read More

European Commission Creates Expert Group on Crowdfunding

Coming from the Internal Market and Services Directorate, the European Commission (EC) has announced an open application for participation in an “informal” expert group on crowdfunding.  The new group aligns with the recently released report on crowdfunding as the commission studies the evolution of this… Read More

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