Category Archives: Regulations

ShareIn Approved As Innovative Finance ISA Manager

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We are kicking the new year off with our first Euro/Pound Platform and have recently been approved as an Innovative Finance ISA manager. We are thrilled to announce that received approval late in December from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) to operate as an Innovative Finance ISA manager. In November 2016 it became possible to hold bonds […]


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 […]


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 […]


French Crowdfunding Regulation Quick Overview

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  The French regulations address the three main types of crowdfunding: Equity, debt and donation based crowdfunding.  The Industry grew at a rate of approximately 200% from 2013 to 2014. There are no restrictions on the number of investors in any particular pitch. Companies are able to raise up to €1M per crowdfund campaign.   […]


Equity Crowdfunding – Jobs Done?

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The UK crowdfunding industry is without a doubt one of the most impressive and active markets in the world. By the end of 2014, UK crowdfunding was worth £3.56 billion, accounting for three-quarters of the amount raised by Europe.   In the UK equity crowdfunding has become a credible alternative for businesses to raise growth […]


SEC Adopts Equity Crowdfunding Rules

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  SEC Opens Up Equity Crowdfunding To The Crowd On Friday, Oct. 30 the Securities and Exchange Commission  voted 3-1 to adopt the next generation of rules for entrepreneurs and small businesses to raise capital from the “crowd”. With the new rules passing, which form part of Title III of the JOBS Act, it is […]


China To Boost Equity Crowdfunding

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Positive Words From Chinese Government China will promote greater use of equity crowdfunding for startups to encourage entrepreneurship in the world’s second-largest economy reported by Dominique Patton and Kathy Chen . Up until now China has refrained from showing enthusiastic support for crowdfunding. BOP Associate Director, Conor Roche based in Shanghai explains, “A lack of clarity […]


Equity Crowdfunding In The Americas

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We’ve mentioned before why Scotland is a perfect place for crowdfunding but what about the rest of the world? This post will be a summary of what is going on with equity crowdfunding in North and South America. Heading from North to South: Canada Equity crowdfunding only on a regional basis, no national legislation but Ontario and Saskatchewan have pending […]


Why Scotland Is Great For Equity Crowdfunding

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Here at ShareIn we are very proud to be a part of the Edinburgh tech scene, but what makes equity crowdfunding here so special? I think the three main things are: great company, the legal aspect, and its ahead of silicon valley.   1. Great Company – Scotland has an incredible start up community as […]