Report on Crowdfunding in the EU Capital Markets Union – 03.05.2016

Small firms, especially young and innovative ones that are sometimes not so well suited to traditional bank financing, often have a hard time getting the funding they need to invest in their growth and create new jobs. This is why the European Commission’s Capital Market Union action plan places particular emphasis on strengthening alternative finance, including crowdfunding. On 3 May 2016, the Commission published a report that explains the market and regulatory landscape in this dynamic field.