Category Archives: Banking

Initial Coin Crowdfundings Raking in Cash

The Wall Street Journal reports that initial coin offerings have raised more than $1 billion in what could be called crowdfunding or private placement efforts. Although some of these offerings are trying hard not to be securities offerings, they quack … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Site Lures Goldman Sachs Banker

What’s your next career option after 10 years as a high income investment banker at Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs? It’s crowdfunding, of course. Natacha Tannous has just (in Variety speak) ankled Goldman to go work for sports crowdfunding site … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Platform Teams With Credit Unions

GrowthFountain, a FINRA registered crowdfunding platform, wants to keep it local. So, it has now teamed up with three credit union partners across the country to offer their crowdfunded deals to the credit unions’ more than 800,000 members. GrowthFountain is … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Index In The Works

Chinese and United Kingdom fintech firms plan to create a crowdfunding index, like the S&P 500 to track crowdfunding offerings, primarily in China. By 2015, over $1.65 Billion was raised by crowdfunding in China and the World Bank estimates that … Continue reading

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First Sharia-Compliant Crowdfunding Portal Approved

Yielders is apparently the first crowdfunding platform that has been approved by the United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority that is in compliance with Sharia law. Some think it is partially as a result of Brexit and the desire of the … Continue reading

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UK Regulatory Pendulum Swings Towards Tighter Crowdfunding Rules

The United Kingdom’s financial regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority, says it will be cracking down on Peer to Peer crowdfunding lending sites. The FCA said it is “difficult for investors to understand the risks and returns of crowdfunding, marketing material … Continue reading

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