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UK Parliament Treasury Committee: Need for Cryptocurrency Sector Regulation “A Matter of Urgency”

The UK can no longer rely on “feeble” warnings to consumers from its securities regulator and should swiftly extend existing legislation to govern the cryptocurrency and digital asset sector in country, says a Parliament Treasury Committee established in February to examine the matter. After doing its… Read More

What the Hell Happens Now? Crowdfunding Results in 650 Guides to Brexit for MPs

Justen Hyde, a software engineer with Emergent Design Ltd, began crowdfunding eight days ago on JustGiving to address the Brexit fallout.  His initial goal?  Raise £3,959 (approximately $5,000) within a month to send every Member of Parliament — all 650 of them — a copy of “Brexit:… Read More

Parliament Report Address Challenges of SMEs to Access Growth Capital

The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee (previously named Business, Innovation and Skills Committee) has published a report on access to finance of UK SMEs. The inquiry was described as an update on improvements and challenges since the financial crisis of 2008. “Although the mainstream… Read More

EISA: UK Government Must Do More to Promote the Enterprise Investment Scheme

The Enterprise Investment Scheme Association (EISA) has commented on a recent report published by the House of Commons. The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee’s Access to Finance report has been released and EISA has urged the government to do more to raise awareness among businesses… Read More

UK Parliament Launches Inquiry into Access to Capital for Businesses

The Parliament committee on Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), has launched an inquiry regarding access to finance.  According to information posted on the UK Parliament site, members are seeking to better understand how access to finance has developed since the financial crisis and what exactly… Read More

Crowdfunding Risks And Regs: FCA Chair And Acting CEO Tracey McDermott Speaks Before Treasury Select Committee

Last week, Financial Conduct Authority Chair and acting CEO Tracey McDermott visited Parliament last week, and spoke before the Treasury Select Committee on topics including alternative financing sources. She addressed questions of risk for investors in crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending, as well as the role of regulation…. Read More

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