SR-FINRA-2008-047

Proposed Rule Change to Amend Rule 12401 of the Customer Code and Rule 13401 of the Industry Code to Raise the Amount in Controversy Heard by a Single Chair-qualified Arbitrator to $100,000

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (“FINRA”) (f/k/a National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. (“NASD”)) is filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC” or “Commission”) a proposed rule change to amend NASD Rule 12401 of the Code of Arbitration Procedure for Customer Disputes (“Customer Code”) and NASD Rule 13401 of the Code of Arbitration Procedure for Industry Disputes (“Industry Code”) to raise the amount in controversy that will be heard by a single chair-qualified arbitrator to $100,000.