Government

New FCA Regulations Ensure the Crowd Stays in Crowdcube

We’re delighted to announce that following the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) public consultation last autumn, which determined their regulatory approach to equity crowdfunding, we’ve now implemented the required changes, which allow ordinary people to invest through Crowdcube. It is critical that equity crowdfunding is accessible to everyday investors, and the FCA’s new regulations on equity… Read More »

Conservative Party Start Up Hub

Crowdcube wins Conservative Party search for Britain’s top entrepreneurs

Crowdcube has won a national competition at the Conservative Party Conference to find Britain’s top start-ups. During the conference this week, Crowdcube was voted by the delegates as the winner of the 2013 Start-up Initiative and was rewarded with a Fujitsu M532 tablet. Crowdcube is one of a dozen British start-up businesses that showcased their… Read More »

UKCFA

UK crowdfunding sector launches self-regulatory body

The UK’s leading crowdfunding businesses have joined together to launch a trade body, the UK Crowdfunding Association (UKCFA), aimed at providing clarity and consumer protection and for the whole industry. Crowdfunding in the UK has experienced massive growth over recent years. Operators provide a much-needed alternative source of finance for businesses looking to raise funds, and it is… Read More »

Financial Services Authority (FSA)

Crowdcube is authorised by the FSA

Crowdcube, the world’s first equity crowdfunding website, today announced that it is now authorised by the Financial Services Authority (FSA). The authorisation makes Crowdcube the only regulated equity crowdfunding platform where investors can become direct shareholders in UK businesses. Crowdcube is a world leading innovator in the business finance sector and has raised over £5… Read More »

Open Letter from the Peer‐to‐Peer Finance Industry to EU and UK Policy‐makers on the Need for a Clear Regulatory Framework

December 7th, 2012 Economic recovery is being hampered by the failure of our financial system to enable the efficient flow of savings to people and businesses who need capital.1 Banks have become even less willing and able to lend to the productive economy since the 2008 crisis. Insufficient competition in the markets for consumer and business… Read More »