DCU Quarterly Symposium on Capital Markets and Fintech
One of the major issues SMEs and start-ups have to deal with is fundraising. However, recent technology developments in the financial services have enabled the creation of valuable alternatives to this problem such as crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending.
DCU Business School has recently joined the European Capital Markets Cooperative Research Centre, a foundation to promote and facilitate capital markets research amongst research institutions and industry, and has launched the Finance Innovation Group in order to support the Irish financial services industry and to explore the potential impacts of technology innovation on businesses.
This second symposium organised by IC4 and DCU Business School will focus on the challenges and opportunities presented by peer-to-peer lending and crowdfunding. Peer-to-peer lending, also know as “social lending”, is the practice of matching borrowers and lenders through online platforms. Borrowers are usually able to obtain funds quickly and typically at lower interest rates than traditional financial intermediaries. Crowdfunding is the process of raising small amounts of money for a project or venture by a large number of people typically through an online platform.
This symposium will explore opportunities and challenges associated with peer-to-peer lending and crowdfunding from a business, legal and regulatory perspectives.
This event will take place from 8:45 - 13:00 on the third floor of DCU Business School, Glasnevin campus.
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