Sponsored by Mayer BrownThe EU’s new framework to encourage high quality securitisations contains a revised set of rules together with criteria for simple, transparent and standardised securitisations
Sponsored by CuatrecasasThe European Parliament recently passed a new regulation on securitisation, which is part of the capital markets union action plan. Regulation (EU) 2017/2402 of the European Parliament and Council, of December 12 2017 (the Securitisation Regulation), establishes a general framework for securitisation and creates a specific framework for simple, transparent and standardised securitisation. Its aim is to promote a safe and liquid market for securitisation. An amendment was also implemented relating to the regulation on capital requirements. Its purpose is to make the capital treatment of securitisations for banks and investment firms more risk-sensitive and to reflect the specific features of simple, transparent and standardised securitisations.
Sponsored by Telles de Abreu AssociadosCrowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending have been on the EU Commission's radar for a while. Until recently, the position was 'no-action required'. However, the growing relevance of the market led the Commission to issue a proposal for the regulation of European crowdfunding service providers for business (the Regulation) on March 8 2018. This regulation focuses on crowdfunding for the funding of business (hence, excluding crowdfunding for social projects).