Tagged: the social foundation

Barry James: Breaking The Missing Link Could Kill 20,000 New Jobs in 2014

Tens of thousands of new UK jobs and many millions in new investment are riding on UK regulators’ ability to come to grips with a changing economy. With regulators in the US and around the world increasingly coordinating their activities, deadlines and announcements, the implications… Read More

Crowdfunding 2014: Making A Million, Making A Difference

Crowdfunding exploded in 2013, and so revealed its massive potential in a way that’s impossible to ignore. Not least December’s ‘The Rise of Future Finance” and the World Bank Report which preceded it. These together left no doubt that crowdfunding has become an established part of the… Read More

Members of Parliament Set to Debate Crowdfunding at Westminister

Debate Takes Place as Consultation Period Nears End. Members of Parliament (MPs) will be debating the future of crowdfunding at Westminster tomorrow,  Wednesday, December 18, 2013.  The Westminster Hall Debate has been initiated by Barry Sheerman MP, a leading proponent of crowdfunding. Mr Sheerman, chair of… Read More

Time to Show a Red Flag to the Financial Conduct Authority

Green Light the new freedoms of the digital age. The idea of a man having to walk in front of each car on the road waving a red flag to ensure that they didn’t scare the horses has often been the object of a mixture… Read More

CrowdConsent Aims to Solve FCA Crowdfunding Regulation Requirements

With the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) consultation period scheduled to end shortly, CrowdConsent is announcing a simple technology solution to address current proposals to regulate both equity and debt based crowdfunding. The CrowdConsent service allows platforms to demonstrate that they have obtained the informed consent… Read More

Letters to UK Government are Critical of FCA Regulatory Approach on Crowdfunding

In two public letters the UK based Social Foundation and the Crowdfunding Centre openly pose the question, “Is the Government Guilty of Financial Discrimination?” Both letters, reproduced in their entirety below, question  the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) “rush to regulate” the quickly growing crowdfunding industry…. Read More

Interview: Barry James Talks UK Crowdfunding Day, Crowdfunding Deep Impact Conference

Barry James is founding editor at The Crowdfunding Centre and the founder and director of The Social Foundation, an organization that aims toward “providing leadership towards the new open social economy via research, education and policy development.” We recently caught up with James to discuss… Read More