Supporters

Supporters also include crowdfunding platforms which are beginning operations or intend to launch in the very near future. As soon as these platforms are operational and if applicable authorised by the FCA and therefore able to adhere to the UK Crowdfunding Association’s Code of Practice, they can become full members.

Adempi Associates

Adempi Associates

Adempi is a boutique regulatory consultancy, offering hands-on support and compliance advice to innovative financial services firms. Crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending are core areas of our regulatory expertise, and we’re proud to say our team has provided advice to more than 40 different platforms. We’re long-time friends and supporters of the UKCFA, and can help tackle a range of questions – from how to get authorised with the FCA, to whether marketing material is compliant with financial promotions rules, and what the best regulatory strategy is for a new business initiative.

Our website is here: www.adempi.co.uk

Contact: Gillian Roche-Saunders, gillian@adempi.co.uk or Dena Chadderton, dena@adempi.co.uk

Bates Wells

Bates Wells

Bates Well’s Corporate & Commercial team specialises in advising innovative financial, technology and media businesses on all aspects of the business cycle, including capital raising, commercial contracts and financial regulation. Its Social Finance team has an unsurpassed depth of knowledge and experience in advising organisations engaging in social impact investment.

Website:  www.bateswells.co.uk

Contact: Oliver Hunt: o.hunt@bateswells.co.uk

Bovill

Bovill

Bovill provides advice and support to UK financial services firms in relation to the regulations that affect them, including crowdfunding platforms. Each year we successfully help over 50 firms to become authorised by Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and support many more in navigating the requirements for compliance.

Website:www.bovill.com

Contact: Ben Arram: BArram@bovill.com

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP is a full service international law firm. Our FinTech group specialises in advising new and established Crowdfunding platforms in the UK and abroad, as well as those investing in or raising finance for Crowdfunding platforms. We have clients specialising in Crowdfunding relating to real estate, debt and equity, peer2peer lending and invoice factoring.

Website: www.cms.law

Contact: Sam Robinson:  Sam.Robinson@cms-cmno.com

Crowdfund Beat

Crowdfund Beat

Crowdfundbeat.com is an online source of news, information and resources for crowdfunding. We publish latest news and expert view related to the crowdfunding industry in the US and around the world on a daily basis.

Website: http://crowdfundbeat.com

Sydney Armani  – armani@crowdfundbeat.com

Crowdfund Insider

Crowdfund Insider

Crowdfund Insider is a leading resource for global crowdfunding news, data and research. With thousands of articles, hundreds of crowdfunding company directory listings and an ever-growing list of tracked crowdfunding offerings, Crowdfund Insider is a daily must-read for anyone interested in crowdfunding.

Wesbite: http://www.crowdfundinsider.com/

Contact: info@crowdfundinsider.com

Legal Alternative

Legal Alternative

Legal Alternative provides legal advice on financial services regulation with a specialism in alternative investment structuring and crowdfunding.

Contact:  David.Blair@LegalAlternative.co.uk (Principal)

LemonWay

LemonWay

Lemon Way is a pan-European payment institution dedicated to marketplaces, crowdfunding platforms, e-commerce websites, and other companies looking for payment processing, wallet management and third-party payment in a KYC/AML – regulated framework. Its payment solution is trusted and used by over 1,400 websites in Europe including 200 crowdfunding platforms. Since December 2012, the company has opened 5 million e-wallets to end-users and has registered 95 platforms as agents with the ACPR – Banque de France.  Lemon Way self-financed its growth since its creation in 2007 and then raised €10M from two VC funds, Breega Capital and Speedinvest, in July 2018. Lemon Way is approved and regulated by the ACPR and benefits from the ” EU financial passport” in 29 countries. The company based in Paris (HQ), London, Madrid, Milano, employs 70 people from 14 different nationalities.) In 2018, it processed €2Bn (money-in/money-out) in 2018 compared to €1.4M in 2017 (up 43%). CB Insights named Lemon Way in its 250 FinTech List of the Fastest-Growing FinTech Startups and among the 28 most promising FinTech companies in Payments Processing & Networks at a global level.

Website: www.lemonway.com

Twitter: @LemonWay

Medici Legal Advisors

Medici Legal Advisors

Medici Legal is a boutique corporate firm for innovative financial services companies with a focus on fintech and disruptive technologies.

Website: www.medici-legal.com

Stephen Hart stephen@medici-legal.com

UOWN

UOWN

UOWN is a platform for people to own a share of a house and enjoy the benefits of property investment from as little as £20.

Website: www.uown.co

Contact anything@uown.co