Crowdfunding becomes more and more a viable alternative manner of financing. Echoing the established example from the United States, crowdfunding already forms a serious alternative for funding small and medium sized enterprises in the United Kingdom. Other Member States have woken up as well resulting in a relatively fast growing crowdfunding market in continental Europe. This rapid growth seems to have alerted the regulators, leading to the publication of a number of interesting views of both the European supervisory authorities, the European Banking Authority and the European Securities and Markets Authority, and one of the Netherlands regulators, the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets.
We have summarised the recommendations made by the regulators in a newsletter. Read more: Newsletter – Regulators’ views on crowdfunding
Published on March 23, 2015