New Zealand: Crowd funding and peer-to-peer lending

Lucky timing, and a policy commitment to promote innovation in capital markets, are about to put New Zealand among the early adopters in legislating for crowd funding and peer-to-peer lending as a source of fund raising.

The US did it in the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, which was passed last year but has yet to come into force. Now our Government has seized the opportunity created by the Financial Markets Conduct Bill (FMCB) to make similar provision here.

What is crowd funding and peer-to-peer lending?

Both are internet based methods of raising money. Crowd funding is typically for small one-off projects […] Read more