Tagged: stephen hazell-smith

Business Agent Boosts Board of Directors with New Appointment

Business Agent, a UK based debt and equity crowdfunding aggregator, has appointed Bob Chase to its board of directors.  Chase joins the recent appointment of Stephen Hazell-Smith, one of the founders of AIM.  Business Agent has an expressed objective of becoming the UK’s stock market… Read More

Crowdfunding, Parliament & The Gagging of YouTube, Twitter & Social Media: A ‘Terrifying Misuse of Legislation”

What has been called a “Terrifying Misuse of Legislation” was debated Thursday at the Westminster Crowdfunding Forum where it was unanimously agreed that it’s essential to tackle an over regulation of social media which is threatening both the Crowdfunding industry and the individual liberties of… Read More

FCA Accused of Gagging Social Media Use with Equity Crowdfunding

  According to a release by the CrowdfundingCentre, a briefing and submission to Ministers handed to Treasury officials documents how the FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) is abusing legislation created before the social web existed to gag its use with equity crowdfunding. The report states the… Read More

Founder of The Crowdfunding Centre Expresses Disappointment Over FCA Crowdfunding Regulations

While some crowdfunding industry participants have spoken positively about the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) regulations released yesterday other interested parties have expressed their chagrin. Barry James, founder of The Crowdfunding Centre, said: “On a day like today one has to wonder whether our FCA is the… Read More

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