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Crowd Investing versus the SEC

Crowdfunding has become well known, so it may come as a surprise that crowd investing, investing in order to earn a return as opposed to “investing” for philanthropic reasons, remains essentially illegal.
For a glimpse of what is possible, look at Britain, where securities laws are helpful to crowdfunding and several start-ups are vying to be the Facebook of finance. The year-old Funding Circle, a business-lending site based in London, raises more than $2.3 million each month for small businesses from individuals who can invest as little as $30 and earn an average yield of rough7.3 percent after fees.

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