Submitted by Another Crowd on Thu, 18/12/2014 - 12:00am
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) is looking to promulgate a set of rules to regulate the broad spectrum of crowdfunding. ESMA is concerned that by limiting the type and number of investors in projects, crowdfunding platforms could help businesses evade requirements to publish a prospectus. This means crowd investors have little information and face high failure rates. ESMA also alleges platforms might be able to avoid holding enough capital to keep themselves solvent.
Submitted by Another Crowd on Thu, 11/12/2014 - 12:00am
What does Lending Club's IPO mean for the development of the peer-to-peer lending market? In this guest blog, Money&Co.'s communications director's offers his highly personal, but informed opinion on the Lending Club flotation.