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EBA recommends convergence of lending-based crowdfunding regulation across the EU

In an opinion issued on 26 February 2015, the European Banking Authority (EBA) recommended that EU legislators clarify the applicability of existing EU law to lending-based crowdfunding, so as to ensure that all participants can have confidence in this new market segment. The EBA opinion, which is addressed to the European Commission, the European Parliament and the EU Council, looked into lending-based crowdfunding across the EU, identified a series of risks and evaluated how they can be addressed in the EU legislative framework.


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