The MAS has published a consultation paper setting out proposals and clarifications to facilitate access by corporates to alternative sources of funding through securities-based crowdfunding - a capital-raising approach that seeks to raise funds from a large number of individuals, typically, through an online platform. Securities offered may be debentures or shares and are subject to appropriate local regulation of securities. The MAS is seeking industry views on the proposed regulatory approach to allow securities-based crowdfunding by accredited and institutional investors. The consultation aims to strike a balance between facilitating investments in start-ups and small businesses whilst ensuring sufficient safeguards for investors.

Read the Consultation Paper on Facilitating Securities-based Crowdfunding