Will the UK Retain the Fintech Crown? Gillian Roche Saunders Provides Unique Update on Regulatory Review & UK Fintech Ecosystem

The United Kingdom has dominated the Fintech sector globally.  Starting with innovations in capital formation from crowdfunding and peer to peer lending platforms, the UK has fostered an impressive ecosystem of Fintech entrepreneurs. While a culture of innovation and risk-taking has been vital to this… Read More

Equity Crowdfunding Evangelist Victoria Silchenko: We Have Witnessed Unprecedented Growth in Alternative Finance

Victoria Silchenko has been a staunch propopent of the benefits of crowdfunding and alternative finance since day one. The founder of Metropole Capital Group and the Global Alternative Funding Forum, an annual event that brings together many prominent names in the Fintech sector, Silchenko has charted… Read More

Downing Head of Crowdfunding Julia Groves: “FCA Review Is Most Welcome”

Julia Groves, Downing Partner and Head of Crowdfunding, is a respected pioneer and force behind many successful digital businesses and fintech groups. Since founding ba.com for British Airways in 1994, she has instigated disruptive customer-led propositions across online retail, renewable energy and financial services market sectors. She… Read More

French Crowdinvesting Platform WiSeed Ditches Bespoke Crowdfunding Status for EU passport as Investment Services Provider

This summer, crowdinvesting platform WiSeed became authorized as Investment Services Provider (ISP) by the French regulator of financial institutions, the Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution (ACPR), with the approval of the securities market regulator, the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF). Obtaining this status… Read More

Zidisha Founder Julia Kurnia: Loans Incentivizing Achievement Rather than Dependency

At age 22, recent George Washington University grad Julia Kurnia co-founded the world’s first microfinance organization built entirely from crowdfunding capital sourced over the internet, using funds raised from Kiva.org in Senegal, West Africa. She spent the next four years managing U.S. government grants to small businesses in… Read More