Our chair's views on the new social media consultation in twelve tweets

GC14-06 tweets are for those mildly interested in the FCA consultation on social media. They are my own personal views and understanding and should not be interpreted or used as compliance advice. Tweet One: FCA consultation on use of social media is out – looks like business as usual for crowdfunding platforms. ow.ly/A0Ps6 Tweet two: More clarity on the all important ‘course of business’ test which requires a commercial...

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Do you learn more from hearing about people's successes, or their failures?

Do you learn more from hearing about people's successes, or their failures?

We are a young industry, but fast moving, and with more than 9 million members across all the different crowdfunding platforms in the UK, and more than 600,000 projects and businesses already successfully funded, between us we have already learnt a lot about what works and what doesn’t work so well in the world of crowdfunding. So rather than have a conference where people show off about what they got right, we are only inviting people...

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Learn how to invest

The Naked Trader Robbie has been trading full-time since 2001. His book The Naked Trader has become one of the biggest-selling finance books, reaching the top 150 books on Amazon. Trades made and published by Robbie’s have amassed profits over £600,000. You can read about his buys and sells daily on Proactive Investors. There is also a useful book list on recommended reading for  all types of different investments on his website. read...

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UK Crowdfunding Association contributor to new Business Finance Guide being launched today

UK Crowdfunding Association contributor to new Business Finance Guide being launched today

The Business Finance Guide will be launched by Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable MP, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills at the House of Commons on the morning of Thursday 26 June. The Business Finance Guide is a clear, concise and accessible source of information about sources of finance available to businesses, ranging from start-ups, to ‘micro-businesses’, to SMEs and growing mid-sized companies. This unique publication has been...

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