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FCA Feedback Statement, Loan Based Regulations & New Innovative Finance ISAs

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The FCA published the planned interim feedback statement following the call for input to the post-implementation review of the rules for crowdfunding. Today’s feedback statement hasn’t brought with it any big surprises. When crowdfunding regulations came in back in 2014 it had always been the plan to review them in 2016. The statement this morning […]


Not Just Shares For ShareIn

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London Based VC Downing, powered by ShareIn, closed their second deal in two days totaling £3.2m. Venture capital specialist, Downing have added four bonds to its recently launched crowdfunding platform provided by our white label technology.  The latest bonds are loans to established UK businesses and include a solar farm, an anaerobic digestion plant, an onshore […]


FCA Review Of Crowdfunding Regulations

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Are The Right Rules in Place? Now that the UK market is more established and crowdfunding has become a more accepted form of raising capital, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published a research report to consider whether there needs to be changes to reflect: its current scale and status, the risks to investors and, […]


EIE 16 – Edinburgh Becomes Silicon Valley

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It is that time of year again, where Edinburgh becomes the Silicon Valley of the UK. The EIE (Engage Invest Exploit) conference has become an annual institution showcasing some of the best Scottish Life Sciences, ICT and Energy companies to a room full of potential investors. The amazing event is organized by Informatics Ventures and […]


Supporters Direct & ShareIn Kick Off Major Plans for Crowdfunding Platform

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Supporters Direct and ShareIn announce a unique partnership, designed to empower football supporters to play a bigger role in their team’s future.   Using ShareIn’s crowdfunding platform, Supporters Direct is now able to enable communities to raise capital for projects around their clubs, which could include ownership. This applies to all levels of sport in […]


ShareIn And MANGOPAY Team Up On Equity crowdfunding

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Edinburgh, April 14, 2016. Crowdfunding software solution ShareIn announces its collaboration with payments technology MANGOPAY today. ShareIn enables companies to equity crowdfund themselves. As it was seeking to provide a comprehensive and compliant crowdfunding solution to its clients, ShareIn discovered MANGOPAY. Payment Provider Dedicated To Crowdfunding Platforms MANGOPAY has tackled two key payment challenges associated with […]


ShareIn’s Appointed Representative Services

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Is Equity Crowdfunding A Regulated Activity? Yes – equity crowdfunding is a regulated activity in the UK and each country across the world has specific regulations regarding the adoption of equity crowdfunding. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the UK issued a Policy statement (14/4) The FCA’s regulatory approach to crowdfunding over the internet, and […]


Success Story: Downing’s First Crowdfunded Bond Reaches £3.2M

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Downing Reaches Its £3.2M Target! Downing’s first crowdfunded bond powered by ShareIn reaches £3.2M target. The raise was Downing’s first crowdfund on it’s newly launched platform.   This is the first time our platform has been used for bonds and we are thrilled with the results. Our technology enabled Downing to launch fast and the ability […]


Crowdfunding Campaign To Fund Hydrogen Powered Car

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Wales-based Riversimple, a pioneering hydrogen fuel cell car company, announce the launch of an equity crowdfunding campaign to match a €2M EU grant using ShareIn’s technology.   Riversimple’s production prototype, the Rasa, was unveiled last month and is a small step away from becoming the most sustainable car of the future. They have secured a grant […]


Downing Launch Crowdfunding Platform Using ShareIn Technology

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Led by the founding chair of the UK Crowdfunding Association, Julia Groves, investment managers Downing launch the first crowdfunding platform specifically targeting advised clients using ShareIn’s technology. ShareIn To Power It’s First Crowdfunded Bond Offering We’ve enabled a range of companies to meet their fundraising goal’s through equity crowdfunding but this is the first time our platform has […]