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The Future of Crowdfunding in the UK

  • Published: June 2013
  • Region: United Kingdom, Great Britain
  • 650 Pages
  • Ian Youngman
UK leads the world in equity crowd funding

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Crowdfunding is an increasingly popular way of financing projects, business ideas, charity and loans through small contributions from a large number of individuals.

The collaborative power of crowdfunding can stimulate the economy, democratise financial systems, create new and better jobs, foster innovation and entrepreneurship, strengthen civil society, and help local communities flourish.

Crowdfunding is a way of raising funds via specialist online platforms in a climate where raising funds for projects, loans and business ideas through business angels or traditional lending from banks is hard. There are concerns on regulation, scams and fraud that need to be watched.

There is confusion on the differences between equity, debt, donation, reward and revenue based models. The UK is the most advanced country in the world for equity crowdfunding.

The potential for use with or instead of traditional lending is huge and is a real new alternative to banks and venture capitalists as their traditional role as gatekeepers to finance is undermined.

This independent report - 'The Future of Crowdfunding in the UK' from a writer/ researcher/ economist specializing READ MORE >

1. Overview
- Introduction
- Types of crowdfunding
- - Donation
- - Reward
- - Equity
- - Debt
- - Revenue share
- The basics

2. How it works
- Donation and reward
- Investment and equity
- Lending crowdfunding
- Revenue sharing
- How platforms make money
- All or nothing

3. Background
- History
- What crowdfunding is
- UK relevance

4. Market size
- Market size-global
- Market size-Europe
- Market size-UK
- Number of crowdfunder platforms
- Market overview

5. Why it has risen
- The need
- Benefits
- Target market

6. Research
- Deloitte
- Nesta
- Banking on Each Other
- Crowding In report
- An introduction to crowdfunding
- Massolution 2013 CF
- US academic research 2013
- ECN crowdfunding in Europe
- Platform Black
- NIESR
- Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs 2013

7. Regulation
- UK government views
- FSB view
- European Commission view
- Overview
- Background
- Financial Services Act
- Financial Policy Committee
- Prudential Regulation Authority
- Financial Conduct Authority
- FSA view on crowdfunding
- FCA view on crowdfunding
- Advantages of regulation
- Financial Services Compensation Scheme
- Financial Ombudsman Service
- Regulated firms
- Advertising Standards Authority
- The Office of Fair Trading
- Consumer credit licences
- JOBS Act
- Regulation of peer-to-peer lending
- Regulated platforms
- European prospectus directive
- European regulation

8. UK government initiatives
- Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme
- Enterprise Investment Scheme
- Business Enterprise Partnership
- Funding For Lending Scheme
- Business Finance Partnership
- Business Bank
- Tax relief on social enterprise investment

9. Trade bodies
- UK Crowdfunding Association
- European Crowdfunding Association
- European Crowdfunding Network
- ECA and ECN merger
- Next Generation Finance Association
- Peer-to-Peer Finance Association
- UK Business Angels Association
- World Crowdfund Federation
- UKFCA code of practice

10. Businesses and other users
- The need
- Benefits
- How businesses can use crowdfunding
- Why crowdfunding is better than a bank loan
- Crowdfunding versus angel investment
- Crowdfunding and venture capital
- The perils of crowdfunding for business ideas
- Why reward funding can be best for entrepreneurs
- Property
- Biotechs
- Social enterprises
- Education
- Fashion
- Bitcoin
- Women
- Carbon offsetting

11. Investors and donators
- Investors and due diligence
- Who can be an investor?
- Why investors use it
- Risks for investors
- Risks for investors in equity crowdfunding
- Consumers and donation crowdfunding

12. Other lenders
- Threat to banks and other lenders
- Banks and lending
- Opportunities for other lenders
- Business angel links
- Equity capital in Europe

13. Problems
- IP protection
- Money laundering
- Fraudsters and scamming
- The Trump effect
- The consultancy circus
- Equity crowdfunding- a scandal waiting to happen?

14. The future

15. Platforms
- Types
- Cross border

16. Profiles

Profiles of platforms in or targeting the UK

- Abundance Generation
- AFreeKa
- Angel Shares
- Bank to the Future
- Believe.in
- BetterNow
- Buzzbnk
- Cancer Research
- CharityKick
- CivilisedMoney
- Co-Fund.Me
- CrowdAhead
- Crowdahouse
- Crowdbaron
- Crowdbnk
- Crowdcube
- Crowd Fund SW1
- Crowdfund Cornwall
- Crowdfunder
- CrowdMission
- Crowdsurfer
- Dancefunder
- Ecopropagator
- Enterpreneur Country
- Enterprise Den
- Enterprise Nation
- Every Click
- Favabank
- Flatr
- Footie Funder
- FundTheGap
- Funddy
- FundedByMe
- Funded Pets
- Fundervine
- Funding4Learning
- Funding Planet
- FundRVenture
- Gambitious
- GameLaunched
- Gen Community
- GlobalGiving UK
- GrowVC
- GrowthFunders
- Halalfunder
- House Crowd
- I Make That Happen
- Igniter
- Indiegogo
- Invest In Me
- Investing Zone
- Joinmyproject
- JustGiving
- Kickstarter
- kriticalmass
- MercyCorps
- Microgenius
- MyProjects
- MyFootballClub
- MyMajorCompany
- MyMicroInvest
- NewFaceFilm
- OurCrowd
- Peoplefundit
- Please Fund Us
- Pledgit
- PledgeMusic
- Propagator
- Ray's Fund
- Rockethub
- Scottish Funding
- Seedrs
- SeedUps
- ShareIn
- Skipso
- Solar Schools
- Songkick
- Spacehive
- Sponsorcraft
- Sponsume
- SportyFunder
- Sprowd
- Squareknot
- StudentFunder
- Symbid
- Syndicate Room
- ThrillPledge
- Trillion Fund
- Unbound
- WeDidThis
- Wefund
- WeSayWePay

- Abundance Generation
- AFreeKa
- Angel Shares
- Bank to the Future
- Believe.in
- BetterNow
- Buzzbnk
- Cancer Research
- CharityKick
- CivilisedMoney
- Co-Fund.Me
- CrowdAhead
- Crowdahouse
- Crowdbaron
- Crowdbnk
- Crowdcube
- Crowd Fund SW1
- Crowdfund Cornwall
- Crowdfunder
- CrowdMission
- Crowdsurfer
- Dancefunder
- Ecopropagator
- Enterpreneur Country
- Enterprise Den
- Enterprise Nation
- Every Click
- Favabank
- Flatr
- Footie Funder
- FundTheGap
- Funddy
- FundedByMe
- Funded Pets
- Fundervine
- Funding4Learning
- Funding Planet
- FundRVenture
- Gambitious
- GameLaunched
- Gen Community
- GlobalGiving UK
- GrowVC
- GrowthFunders
- Halalfunder
- House Crowd
- I Make That Happen
- Igniter
- Indiegogo
- Invest In Me
- Investing Zone
- Joinmyproject
- JustGiving
- Kickstarter
- kriticalmass
- MercyCorps
- Microgenius
- MyProjects
- MyFootballClub
- MyMajorCompany
- MyMicroInvest
- NewFaceFilm
- OurCrowd
- Peoplefundit
- Please Fund Us
- Pledgit
- PledgeMusic
- Propagator
- Ray's Fund
- Rockethub
- Scottish Funding
- Seedrs
- SeedUps
- ShareIn
- Skipso
- Solar Schools
- Songkick
- Spacehive
- Sponsorcraft
- Sponsume
- SportyFunder
- Sprowd
- Squareknot
- StudentFunder
- Symbid
- Syndicate Room
- ThrillPledge
- Trillion Fund
- Unbound
- WeDidThis
- Wefund
- WeSayWePay

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