Improving regulation of social investment

A consultation into regulatory barriers to social investment is being run by consumer finance regulator the Financial Conduct Authority.

As reported by Civil Society News, the call for input includes a proposal which could allow ordinary consumers to “self-certify” themselves as social investors. In that case, normal strict rules about marketing financial products would not apply to communications from charities and social enterprises.

The consultation follows the FCA’s publication of its approach to regulating crowdfunding, which led to concerns by the social investment sector about possible impact.

See FCA news item for more, or download the document ‘Call for Input: Regulatory Barriers to Social Investments‘ direct (pdf, 228KB). Responses by 14th March.