Governments and regulators have been hard at work in recent months to get the most out of the revolution happening in the financial services industry with the nascent fintech sector. Creating a regulatory sandbox, to mitigate risk and let innovation flourish, is the path they have decided to follow.
While more than a third of all US states have enacted laws allowing digital investing, California is still without an intrastate securities crowdfunding regulation. Investing in startups, family-businesses and more in general in SMEs, is not that easy yet. The good news is that things are likely to change shortly.
The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC), recently announced the regulatory framework for peer-to-peer (P2P) financing, setting out requirements for the registration of platform operators. Those interested to start a P2P financing platform can submit their application to the SC starting yesterday, May 2 2016.