CROWD-FUND-PORT in BIATEC – banking journal
We are proud to announce that the project CROWD-FUND-PORT, that we participate in, has made it to the baking journal published by The National Bank of Slovakia. The latet issue of BIATEC – banking journal features an article titled ‘Crowdfunding’ by Slavomíra Salajová from Creative Industry Forum and Ján Mazúr from Crowdberry. The article introduces CROWD-FUND-PORT as one of the ways that Slovakia and other European partner countries will be participating in finding further solutions in the sphere of non-bank financing.
„Crowdfunding is an alternative form of financing that emerged as a result of financial technology (FinTech) developments. In the first half of 2017 the European Commission launched an open public consultation within the framework of the Capital Markets Union (CMU) and the CMU action plan, its aim being to find ways of supporting further FinTech solutions in the area of non-bank financing. One aim of the CMU is to create an optimal environment for ordinary investors in which they can invest their own funds directly in business and social projects of their choice. The Commission is now analysing the conditions and needs of such environment, as well as determining what legal regulations will be required. Slovakia will contribute to this endeavour as a member of CROWD-FUND-PORT, a Central European project funded within the Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE programme.“(p. 25)
English summary BIATEC No. 5/2017.
Full article (Slovak) in BIATEC No. 5/2017.