Notices

FINRA publishes notices to provide firms with timely information on a variety of issues. They are listed below in reverse chronological order.

FINRA also provides a Subject Index of Notices.

Notices published from 1983 to 1996 may be found in the FINRA Manual. To obtain a Notice published prior to 1983, please contact FINRA MediaSource at (240) 386-4200.

Date of Pub Title Description
Jul 22, 2016 Regulatory Notice 16-25
Forum Selection Provisions Involving Customers, Associated Persons and Member Firms
Jul 14, 2016 Regulatory Notice 16-24
FINRA and ISG Modify Certain Electronic Blue Sheet Data Elements
Effective Date: December 30, 2016
Jul 7, 2016 Regulatory Notice 16-23
SEC Approves Rule Change to Reduce the Clock Synchronization Tolerance for Computer Clocks Used To Record Events in NMS Securities and OTC Equity Securities
Effective Date: August 15, 2016; Phase 1 Implementation Date (systems that capture in milliseconds): February 20, 2017; Phase 2 Implementation Date (systems that do not capture in milliseconds): February 19, 2018
Jun 30, 2016 Regulatory Notice 16-22
SEC Approves Consolidated FINRA Rule 3210 (Accounts At Other Broker-Dealers and Financial Institutions)
Effective Date: April 3, 2017
Jun 21, 2016 Election Notice – 6/21/16
Upcoming FINRA Board of Governors Election
Petitions for Candidacy Due: August 5, 2016
Jun 6, 2016 Regulatory Notice 16-21
SEC Approves Rule to Require Registration of Associated Persons Involved in the Design, Development or Significant Modification of Algorithmic Trading Strategies
Effective Date: January 30, 2017
May 27, 2016 Regulatory Notice 16-20
SEC Approves OATS Amendments to Require Identification of Non-FINRA Member Broker-Dealers
Effective Date: August 1, 2016
May 26, 2016 Regulatory Notice 16-19
FINRA Issues Guidance Regarding the Use of Stop Orders During Volatile Market Conditions
May 16, 2016 Regulatory Notice 16-18
SEC Approves Rule Requiring Delivery of an Educational Communication to Customers of a Transferring Representative
Effective Date: November 11, 2016
May 16, 2016 Information Notice – 5/16/16
Elimination of Continuing Education Delivery at Testing Centers
Effective: July 1, 2016
May 5, 2016 Regulatory Notice 16-17
FINRA Reminds Firms of Their Obligations When Reporting Large Options Positions
May 5, 2016 Regulatory Notice 16-16
2016 GASB Accounting Support Fee to Fund the Governmental Accounting Standards Board
Apr 27, 2016 Regulatory Notice 16-15
Exemption from Trade Reporting Obligation for Certain Transactions on Alternative Trading Systems
Effective Date: July 18, 2016
Apr 22, 2016 Regulatory Notice 16-14
FINRA Announces Implementation Date for Publication of ATS Block-Size Trade Data
Implementation Date: October 3, 2016
Apr 20, 2016 Regulatory Notice 16-13
Revised SEC No-Action Guidance Expanding the Definition of “Ready Market” for Certain Foreign Equity Securities
Apr 18, 2016 Regulatory Notice 16-12
FINRA Provides Guidance on Firm Responsibilities for Sales of Pension Income Stream Products
Apr 5, 2016 Regulatory Notice 16-11
SEC Approves Expanded Application of Supplemental Schedule for Derivatives and Other Off-Balance Sheet Items
Implementation Date: The supplemental schedule disclosing off-balance sheet information as of June 30, 2016, must be filed with FINRA on or before August 2, 2016.
Apr 4, 2016 Regulatory Notice 16-10
Direct Purchases and Bank Loans as Alternatives to Public Financing in the Municipal Securities Market
Mar 15, 2016 Information Notice – 3/15/16
Extension of Current Rate for Fees Paid Under Section 31 of the Exchange Act
Mar 10, 2016 Election Notice – 3/10/16
Annual FINRA Election Cycle and Procedures Overview
Mar 4, 2016 Regulatory Notice 16-09
FINRA Requests Comment on Proposed Amendments to FINRA Rules to Support the Industry Initiative to Shorten the Settlement Cycle for Securities in the U.S. Secondary Market From T+3 to T+2
Comment Period Expires: April 4, 2016
Feb 8, 2016 Regulatory Notice 16-08
Private Placements and Public Offerings Subject to a Contingency
Jan 29, 2016 Regulatory Notice 16-07
SEC Approval of FINRA Rule 4518 (Notification to FINRA in Connection with the JOBS Act)
Effective Date of FINRA Rule 4518 Notification Provisions: January 29, 2016; Effective Date for SEC Regulation Crowdfunding (Other Than Registration Requirements): May 16, 2016
Jan 29, 2016 Regulatory Notice 16-06
SEC Approval of FINRA Funding Portal Rules and Related Forms
Effective Date: January 29, 2016
Jan 26, 2016 Regulatory Notice 16-05
SEC No-Action Guidance on Electronic Filing of Broker-Dealer Annual Reports

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