SR-FINRA-2013-005

Proposed Rule Change to Adopt Interim Form for Funding Portals Under the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (“FINRA”) is filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC” or “Commission”) a proposed rule change to adopt the Interim Form for Funding Portals (“IFFP”).  The IFFP is an online form for prospective intermediaries that intend to apply for membership with FINRA as funding portals (“prospective funding portal members”) pursuant to Title III of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the “JOBS Act”).  FINRA is inviting prospective funding portal members, on a voluntary basis, to submit information to FINRA using the IFFP until FINRA and the SEC adopt final rules with respect to registered funding portals.