Frequently Asked Questions


General FAQ

What is crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding is a method of funding a project or organisation by pooling the money of individual investors. It can provide a number of benefits beyond the financial including marketing, audience engagement and feedback. Crowdfunding allows good companies which don't fit the pattern required by conventional financiers, to break through and attract cash. There are a number of types of crowdfunding but the 3 main categories are: 

  • Reward or donation based crowdfunding – these are not investments
  • Loan crowdfunding (often referred to as peer-to-peer loans or debt crowdfunding) 
  • Equity crowdfunding: This is what MercyCrowd is focusing on. 

What is equity crowdfunding?

Is equity crowdfunding a regulated activity

Equity Crowdfunding vs Debt Crowdfunding

Who can invest?

What are the main risks associated with property equity crowdfunding?

Can I lose more than the amount I invest?

Can I cancel my investment

Who can become a sponsor?

How am I categorised as a "client" for regulatory purposes?

How do I make a complaint?

When do I have to pay for my investment?

Can I sell my shares at any time?

What fees will I pay?

Investors FAQ

Company FAQ