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French Crowdfunding Association Criticizes Aspects of ECSPR

Recently, new European Crowdfunding Service Provider Regulation (ECSPR) compliance was extended for another year. Actionable as of November 2021, the move to harmonize European regulation was greated as an enormous leap for online capital formation. For the first time, platforms would be able to help… Read More

Neither Germany nor France is Prepared for pan-European Crowdfunding Regulation

The Bundesverband Crowdfunding e.V. (the German Crowdfunding Association) and Financement Participatif France (the French Crowdfunding Association) have issued a statement reaffirming their desire that the transition period for European Crowdfunding Service Provider Regulation (ECSPR) be extended.  The announcement follows a statement by the European Securities… Read More

Financement Participatif France and Bundesverband Crowdfunding Ask the European Commission to Extend Deadline for European Crowdfunding Transition

The two largest national securities crowdfunding associations in Europe, Financement Participatif France (FPF) and Bundesverband Crowdfunding e.V. (Germany) have issued a joint statement requesting that the European Commission extends the deadline for the transition to pan-European crowdfunding rules. The request for an extension has been… Read More

French Crowdfunding Association Reflects on ECSPR, as Pan European Crowdfunding Moves Closer to Reality

As has been previously reported, the European Union has approved pan-European securities crowdfunding or European Crowdfunding Service Providers Regulation (ECSPR). This means that issuers may solicit investors across all 28 EU member states. The new regulation enables early-stage firms to raise up to €5 million. Previously,… Read More

Financement Participatif France Announces New President, Vice President

Financement Participatif France (FPF), the French crowdfunding association, has announced the appointment of a new President. According to FPF, Damien Guermonprez has been selected as the new President of the organization. He is currently Executive Chairman of Lemonway. Mathilde Iclanzan has been appointed as Vice President… Read More

French Crowdfunding Association Touts Crowdfunding as Tool to Boost the Economy

The Financement Participatif France (FPF) the French crowdfunding association has recently touted the importance of crowdfunding and its ability to help boost economic activity during the current health crisis. The FPF partnered with the Banque des Territoires on a survey conducted by Kantar. The FPF… Read More

P2P Finance in Post COVID-19 France

How did the pandemic impact the P2P crowdfunding sector, the part of alternative fundraising financed exclusively by individual contributors and retail investors? To answer this question, the French crowdfunding association Financement Participatif France (FPF) together with the state bank, Banque des territoires commissioned a study…. Read More

French Crowdfunding Returns to Faster Growth Driven by Individual Investors’ Appetite for Real Estate and Renewable Energy Funding

The French Crowdfunding Association (Financement Participatif France) and the French team of auditing firm Mazars just released the French 2019 Crowdfunding Barometer. This annual report analyzes the alternative financing facilitated by 58 marketplace platforms which represent the bulk to the French market. The report focuses… Read More

French Crowdfunding Assocaition Appoints New Chairman

The French Crowdfunding Association (Financement Participatif France or FPF) has appointed Jérémie Benmoussa, co-founder of Fundimmo, as Chairman replacing Stéphanie Savel. Savel chaired FPF for 3 years. She was also President of the WiSEED platform. In May of 2019, Savel left to focus on other… Read More

CEO of Sowefund: French Equity Crowdfunding is Not in Decline

Recently, the French Crowdfunding Association (Financement Participatif France or FPF) published their annual crowdfunding barometer. The report indicated that alternative finance continues to grow in France but when you separate equity crowdfunding, this segment indicates a decline. Crowdfund Insider published an article on the FPF… Read More

Alternative Finance in France Grows Driven by Crowdlending While Equity Crowdfunding Continues its Decline

Baromètre du Crowdfunding en France 2018 Recently the French Crowdfunding Association (Financement Participatif France or FPF) published their annual report on alternative finance in France. The report, produced in partnership with KPMG, is now in its third year and provides an important snapshot of sector growth for online… Read More

French Crowdfunding Association Alludes to Troubled Online Lending Platform

The Financement Participatif France (FPF), the French Crowdfunding Association, has published an interesting blog post this week. According to the FPF, there are rumors which have been published about a distressed online lending platform. The FPF does not mention any platform names. Today, there are over 60… Read More

Crowdfunding in France: Alternative Finance Jumps 59% in First 6 Months of 2018, Equity Crowdfunding Sinks

Recently, KPMG and Financement Participatif France (FPF – The French Crowdfunding Association) published a report pertaining to crowdfunding sector performance during the first half of 2018. The term crowdfunding relates to both debt and equity online capital formation, similar to many other parts of the… Read More

French Crowdfunding Sector Boasts 96% Customer Satisfaction

  A consumer survey reveals that the penetration of crowdfunding in France is still quite low. However, consumers have a very positive image of crowdfunding, one that remains close to its historical root values of innovation, democratization of access to financing, transparency, and economic /… Read More

France’s Alternative Finance Grows by 50% – Equity Crowdfunding Shrinks

The annual Alternative Finance & Crowdfunding Barometer compiled by KPMG for the French Crowdfunding Association (Financement Participatif France, FPF) shows that in 2017 the French Alternative Finance market grew by 50%, driven by SME lending growth, and came close to the billion euro mark, at… Read More

French Lending Platforms Adopt Common Performance Indicators

On 8 November 2017, the French Crowdfunding Association Financement Participatif France released the common set of performance indicators that member platforms specializing in loans, mini-bonds (a debt instrument specific to SME lending marketplaces) and bonds are invited to publish. Wishing to go beyond the legally… Read More

France’s Online Alternative Finance Doubles in Size – Crowdfunding Grows 40%

The French Crowdfunding Association (Financement Participatif France) released today the 3rd edition of its annual industry Barometer. For the first time, the data was compiled by auditing and consulting firm KPMG, which lends to the Barometer additional weight. The association was represented, among other board… Read More

France’s 2nd Regulatory Reform Enlarges the Scope of Crowdinvesting & Crowdlending

The second reform of France’s crowdfunding regulation has officially come into force. Resulting from tight cooperation between industry professionals, regulators and government authorities, the new measures expand the scope of both crowdlending and crowdinvesting. The first French regulation of crowdfunding was issued in October 2014…. Read More

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

  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

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