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Thursday, 6 March 2014

FCA's Response And Final Rules On Crowdfunding

The FCA today published its response to its recent 'crowdfunding consultation'. 

In essence, the paper merely justifies why the FCA has refused to alter its earlier proposal. Accordingly, all the previous criticisms still apply... [sighs].

This won't be terribly welcome news, but at least crowd-investment platforms now know they can market to a restricted area of the 'crowd', if not everyone.

And, following Friday's release of the consumer credit rules that also apply to 'P2P agreements', peer-to-peer lending platforms now have the two rulebooks they need to begin preparing for the first wave of regulation in 25 days' time, followed by full regulation from 1 October.