The European Commission, as part of the Capital Markets Union (CMU), has published a working document on investment crowdfunding as it seeks to boost access to capital for SMEs. The relevance of the publication is even more important in light of the tepid economic… Read More
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
EC Commissioner Jonathan Hill delivered a speech yesterday addressing the Capital Markets Union and other areas of financial services that are important to the economy of Europe. Hill, a UK national and former member of the House of Lords, holds the portfolio for Financial Stability, Financial… Read More
The European Parliament has adopted the proposal by the European Commission regarding a revised directive on payment services – also called PSD2. The law was originally proposed in July of 2013. The legislation is designed to protect consumers when they make payments online and via… Read More
As expected the European Commission has published its “action plan” on the Capital Markets Union (CMU) initiative. The basis of the European Community has been economic integration. The reality has been far different as individual nations are loathe to submit to the vagaries of policy… Read More
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
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