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MAS can be bolder in making changes to equity crowdfunding rules

It should consider allowing retail investors to participate, but within prescribed limits.

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MAS recognises the benefit of crowdfunding as an alternative financing source for startups and small and medium enterprises. However, it is also aware of the risks, such as high capital loss, lack of liquidity, fraud and platform failure.

ON FEBRUARY 16, 2015, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) published a consultation paper proposing changes to the current securities-based crowdfunding (SCF) regulatory regime. MAS recognises the benefit of crowdfunding as an alternative financing source for startups and small and medium

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