The Commission has published a questionnaire seeking views on the benefits and risks of crowdfunding and what policy framework would best support it. It wants to understand whether EU level action could help cross-border crowdfunding. The consultation looks at the diversity of crowdfunding models and the risks and challenges they present. It focuses on fraud, intellectual property and money laundering risks. It also looks at how current legislation covers some types of crowdfunding. The Commission asks for views by 31 December. (Source: Commission Consults on Crowdfunding)