Regulatory Options for Funding Platforms

  • Posted on: 18 April 2018

The FCA assesses applications for authorisation from equity crowdfunders and loan-based peer-to-peer platforms using the same process and actually, the same team of Case Officers within the Permissions Department of the Authorisations Unit. The permissions required for each however, are different and this also impacts the regulatory capital requirements. Both types of activity may be conducted by the same firm. The following sheet aims to give guidance on the different scenarios.

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