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Minister of the Economy for France Appoints former Deputy Governor of Banque of France to Investigate Cryptocurrency

In a speech delivered on January 15th at Bercy, Bruno Le Maire, the Minister of Economy and Finance, announced he has appointed Jean-Pierre Landau, former Deputy Governor of the Banque de France, to head a mission investigating cryptocurrencies. Le Maire stated (translated from French); “We want… Read More

P2P ISA Challenge: “We Recognize that We as an Industry Need to Work to Persuade Advisers to Embrace P2P Lending”

The Innovative Finance ISA is a huge opportunity for the peer to peer lending industry.  Yet the introduction of the new ISA also highlights an ongoing issue for P2P platforms: The profound need to inform and educate potential investors and advisors of their services. Sure… Read More

P2P Marketplace LendInvest To Launch London-Listed Fund

Peer-to-peer marketplace LendInvest will launch a listed fund, the first such vehicle to focus on property-backed P2P lending, according to the Financial Times. Depending on market conditions, the company plans to launch the fund in early 2016. LendInvest seeks to raise £150m for the float of the fund, listed in London,… Read More

China Central Bank Defends Online Payment Rules, Critics See Rules Stifling Industry Innovation

“China’s central bank has moved to defend draft rules that would force online payment processors to channel large payments through traditional bank accounts, a requirement that industry observers say will stifle innovation while protecting the interests of incumbent banks,” reported FT’s Gabriel Wildau. “The People’s Bank of China… Read More

FCA: No Rebuke to Crowdfunding Industry

Earlier this week Crowdfund Insider published a write up on the regulatory review completed by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the United Kingdom. At that time we quoted the FCA document that summed things up by saying; “We have seen the crowdfunding market continue to grow… Read More

Rebuke FT? What’s Your Beef with Alternative Finance?

I’m no lawyer but if it were about a firm or an individual I think it would probably be a libel to re-characterise the content of yesterday’s FCA report and their comments on Equity Crowdfunding as either a ‘rebuke’ or a ‘crackdown’. This is deeply… Read More

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