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Examining The Broad Use Of The Term “Crowdfunding”

A new method of capital raising that is gaining increasing interest is crowdfunding. Generally, the term “crowdfunding” is used to describe a form of capital raising whereby groups of people pool money, typically comprised of very small individual contributions, to support an effort by others… Read More

Initial Response to FCA Consultation Paper on Crowdfunding is Positive

The Financial Conduct Authority is proposing to alter their approach to regulation regarding firms which operate investment crowdfunding platforms.  With the UK crowdfunding market standing at about £360 Million today, this new market and associated asset class is poised to boom exponentially.  The vast majority… Read More

Wealth is Not a Skill Set. Let’s Keep the Crowd in Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding, and in particular crowdinvesting, is the result of deep dissatisfaction, anger even, at where our financial services industry has delivered us today. The financial crisis brought people onto the streets in protest at the behaviour and lack of contrition from our mega financial institutions…. Read More

Crowdcube Management Meets with HM Treasury, Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)

Crowdcube Equity Crowdfunding Platform has Raised Over £12 Million to date for 64 Busineses. Crowdcube founders Luke Lang and Darren Westlake ventured off to Downing Street today to meet with British authorities to discuss the equity crowdfunding revolution and realities of today.  Representatives from HM… Read More

Fears of Crowdfunding Crackdown in UK Appear Unwarranted

In several recent headlines in the UK press there have been statements that “Crowdfunders Face Crackdown”  as latent fear for investor protection creeps into regulatory discussions while equity crowdfunding quickly grows.  In one particular article a Partner at Kuber Ventures commented that; “investors with little… Read More

UK Crowdfunding Association Launches Wiki, Shares Policy Positions on Crowdfunding

The United Kingdom Crowdfunding Association or UKCFA has launched a very informational wiki on their site which engages users by asking for participation and feedback. The newly released wiki also indicates the crowdfunding advocate group’s position regarding important regulatory items affecting crowdfunding in the UK… Read More

Crowdfunding in the United Kingdom – UKCFA Chair Julia Groves Talks with Crowdfund Insider

Crowdfunding has taken the world by storm and the United Kingdom has been a leader in many regards.  It is not just the realm of the ubiquitous reward sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo – each on a path for global expansion – but in investment… Read More

UK Crowdfunding Industry Launches Self Regulatory Organization

The United Kingdom’s leading crowdfunding companies have  launched a trade body, the UK Crowdfunding Association (UKCFA), aimed at providing clarity and consumer protection and for the whole industry. Crowdfunding in the UK has experienced massive growth over recent years. Operators provide a much-needed alternative source of… Read More

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