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FCA proposes changes to rules for crowdfunding platforms

Following a post-implementation review of its crowdfunding rules, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is opening a consultation on new rules for loan-based crowdfunding platforms. The...

Mastering Private Equity – A conversation with Claudia Zeisberger

Private Equity (“PE”) is experiencing exceptional times with enormous growth. Capital committed to traditional funds, co-investments, separate accounts and directs are at an all-time high,...

Commission consults on building a proportionate regulatory environment to support SME listing

The European Commission has published a consultation on building a proportionate regulatory environment to support SME listing. The Commission statement invites all citizens and organisations...

The 10 biggest FinTechs in Europe – Who are they, what do they do and how much are they worth?

When you talk about a Unicorn in Finance, you talk about a start-up that is valued at $1billion and more. The term was coined by...

Canadian Regulator launches FinTech sandbox

The Ontario Securities Commission today unveiled OSC LaunchPad, the first dedicated team by a securities regulator in Canada to help fintech businesses navigate securities law...

Getting FinTech Regulation Right

FinTech is at a crucial point in its development: StartUps have managed to disrupt the status quo by taking business from traditional financial services firms...

Equity Crowdfunding Country Report Italy (Part 2)

As promised, the second part of our Equity Crowdfunding country report for Italy (the first can be found here) will look into the rules for...

FinTech, Blockchain, Smart Contracts and Regulation – An interview with Sean Murphy and Imogen Garner (Part 1)

Sean Murphy and Imogen Garner are partners at global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright. They are renowned for their work in the technology and financial...

Commission seeks advice on EU FinTech sector and its players

The European Commission has published a call for tenders for a service contract to conduct a study on the Fintech sector with a total price...

Commission proposes new rules to support investment in venture capital and social enterprises

The European Commission has today proposed amendments to the European Venture Capital Funds (EuVECA) and the European Social Entrepreneurship Funds (EuSEF) regulations, marking another step...

Brexit, the future of FinTech in Europe and what firms need to do now

The UK has decided to leave the European Union, which is likely to lead to a long period of uncertainty. Immediately markets and the pound...

BaFinTech – German regulator’s FinTech event discusses innovation and regulation

The timing could not haven been better. A week after the UK’s vote to leave the EU and the following discussion about the future of...

French regulator warns FinTechs about compliance with regulation

The message to FinTechs from the financial markets watchdog in France is clear: industry regulations apply to you, too, and if you don’t play by...

UK regulators to review crowdfunding for stronger consumer protection

The legislative framework of crowdfunding in the UK might come under scrutiny soon as a parliamentary committee has asked both the Financial Conduct Authority and...

ESMA publishes updated EuSEF and EuVECA Q&A

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published an updated questions and answers document (Q&A) on the application of the European Social Entrepreneurship Funds...

In a nutshell – US AML regulation for Crowdfunding platforms

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), a bureau of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, recently put out a news release with regard to its...

The implications of MiFID II for Business Angel Networks and Angels Investors

MiFID II is among the hottest topics right now in the world of regulation. It is going to bring widespread changes to the regulatory framework that...

ESMA publishes updated AIFMD Q&A

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published an updated questions and answers document (Q&A) on the application of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers...

FinCEN Proposes to Amend Definition of Broker-Dealer in Securities to Include Funding Portals

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) today proposed to amend the Bank Secrecy Act’s (BSA) definition of “Broker or Dealer in Securities” in order to...