Have you ever heard of the Alternative Funding Services? The Act specifies a crowdfunding platform as any legal or natural individual who offers or provides alternative funding services within the territory of Belgium, and that is neither a regulated or licensed business.
And an “alternative financial instrument” is any asset or instrument for raising money, other than a secured loan or mortgage, which is issued by a lender or his representative, in compliance with the applicable laws, including the European Communities Act, Council Directives, EU Regulations, directives, and rules.
The Small business funding platforms are open to all interested persons, who register themselves by using a form on the site and pay a token, known as “barter”, to the entrepreneur for each transaction they perform. This allows investors to get in touch with prospective partners and also allows users to raise money for projects which meet their individual needs but cannot be supported by an institution or business entity.
The Act specifies that alternative funding services may include local ventures that generate income by way of real estate activities, and that can derive profits by way of the exchange rate risks associated with property investments. However, it should be noted that the meaning of the term “local partnership” is broader than a mere term such as “property investment”.
The local partnership may incorporate a range of traditional lending institutions, such as commercial banks, building societies, and venture capitalists, as well as newer financial instruments, such as collectives and ponds. It is the responsibility of the Platform to ensure that all creditors receive a regular payment, on a timely basis and in a comprehensive manner. It is also responsible to provide adequate disclosure of the risks of the investments to the investor, so that he may assess whether the investment presents a high risk or a low-risk profile.
To qualify for the funding provided by the crowdfunding platform, it is important that the projects being offered to be suitable for raising funds on a commercial basis from a third party. Projects must meet the investment criteria specified by the UK Funding Council and they must also meet certain guidelines.
An important feature of the investment is that it must provide guaranteed returns at a stipulated period. The crowdfunding platform must ensure that the process it works in is transparent. It is also essential that it ensures that all interested investors are well informed about the status of the project and that they have an adequate understanding of how they can invest.
Equity crowdfunding platforms are currently proving highly beneficial to a wide range of investors in several different sectors. One of the biggest benefits of using this method of raising capital is that it allows even small equity companies in the UK to raise the capital they need to continue working.
These companies include upstarts and established players who have access to capital that they can leverage. Equity Crowdfunding provides investors with an opportunity to participate in a rapidly growing business without the need for large amounts of start-up money.