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UK’s FCA Warns on ICO’s

The United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority has cautioned the investing public that “ICOs [initial coin offerings] are very high-risk, speculative investments.” Taking a less restrictive approach than the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission which calls ICO’s “securities” to be regulated … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Critic Claims Industry Too Immature For Investors

Crowdfunding’s biggest critic in the United Kingdom is Rob Murray-Brown who blogs about the problems in the “industry.” Recently interviewed, RMB says that the problem is that investors get locked in with no real hope of getting their investment back … 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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British Crowdfunding Firms Getting Cold Shoulder From Europe Due to Brexit

While the British High Court just ruled today that Parliament must vote on Brexit, United Kingdom crowdfunding firms are already feeling the Brexit effects as British representatives are being “shut out” of meetings of the committees of the European Parliament … Continue reading

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UK Lawmakers Criticize Crowdfunding

The government of the United Kingdom is giving its investors mixed signals. The Bank of England cuts interest rates hurting savers, while the Financial Conduct Authority licenses peer to peer crowdfunding lenders. Now some Members of Parliament are admonishing the … Continue reading

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The Proof is In the (Yorkshire) Pudding

The reason that the Securities and Exchange Commission has yet to adopt final crowdfunding regulations is that it has been worried about whether selling unregistered and unregulated risky investments to non-accredited, non-sophisticated (the great “unwashed”) investors can actually work. Consequently, … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Comes of Age in the UK

The United Kingdom equity crowdfunding portal CrowdCube funded 100 projects in 2014, raising GBP35 million and over GBP50 million since inception in 2011. The site now has 120,000 investors registered on their website, 30,000 being qualified as “sophisticated,” not including … Continue reading

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