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 Pubsort ascending Title Description
Jul 30, 2018 Special Notice – 7/30/18
FINRA Requests Comment on Financial Technology Innovation in the Broker-Dealer Industry
Comment Period Expires: October 12, 2018
Jul 26, 2018 Regulatory Notice 18-22
FINRA Requests Comment on Proposed Amendments to Its Discovery Guide to Require Production of Insurance Information in Arbitration
Comment Period Expires: September 24, 2018
Jul 26, 2018 Regulatory Notice 18-23
FINRA Requests Comment on a Proposal Regarding the Rules Governing the New and Continuing Membership Application Process
Comment Period Expires: October 5, 2018
Jul 23, 2018 Election Notice – 7/23/18
Notice of Annual Meeting of FINRA Firms and Proxy
Jul 23, 2018 Regulatory Notice 18-21
SEC Approves Amendments to Arbitration Codes to Provide an Additional Hearing Option in Simplified Arbitration
Effective Date: September 17, 2018
Jul 13, 2018 Information Notice – 7/13/18
FINRA Warns Firms of Regulator Impersonators
Jul 6, 2018 Regulatory Notice 18-20
FINRA Encourages Firms to Notify FINRA if They Engage in Activities Related to Digital Assets
Jun 11, 2018 Election Notice – 6/11/18
Notice of Special Meeting of Large Firms and Proxy
May 25, 2018 Election Notice – 5/25/18
Upcoming FINRA Board of Governors Election
Petitions for Candidacy Due: July 9, 2018
May 18, 2018 Information Notice – 5/18/18
Enhancements to FINRA’s Disclosure Review Process Relating to Public Financial Records
May 7, 2018 Information Notice - 5/7/18
New Rate for Fees Paid Under Section 31 of the Exchange Act
Effective Date: May 22, 2018
May 3, 2018 Regulatory Notice 18-18
FINRA Extends Effective Date of Margin Requirements for Covered Agency Transactions
New Effective Date: March 25, 2019
May 3, 2018 Regulatory Notice 18-19
FINRA Amends Rule 3310 to Conform to FinCEN’s Final Rule on Customer Due Diligence Requirements for Financial Institutions
Implementation Date: May 11, 2018
May 2, 2018 Regulatory Notice 18-17
FINRA Revises the Sanction Guidelines
Effective Date: June 1, 2018
Apr 30, 2018 Regulatory Notice 18-15
Guidance on Implementing Effective Heightened Supervisory Procedures for Associated Persons With a History of Past Misconduct
Apr 30, 2018 Regulatory Notice 18-16
FINRA Requests Comment on FINRA Rule Amendments Relating to High-Risk Brokers and the Firms That Employ Them
Comment Period Expires: June 29, 2018
Apr 24, 2018 Regulatory Notice 18-14
FINRA Requests Comment on the Effectiveness and Efficiency of Its Rule on the Annual Compliance Meeting
Comment Period Expires: June 25, 2018
Apr 20, 2018 Election Notice – 4/20/18
Special Election to Fill a FINRA Large Firm Governor Vacancy
Petitions for Candidacy Due: Monday, June 4, 2018
Apr 20, 2018 Regulatory Notice 18-13
FINRA Requests Comment on Proposed Amendments to the Quantitative Suitability Obligation Under FINRA Rule 2111
Comment Period Expires: June 19, 2018
Apr 17, 2018 Regulatory Notice 18-12
2018 GASB Accounting Support Fee to Fund the Governmental Accounting Standards Board
Mar 28, 2018 Regulatory Notice 18-11
FINRA Cautions Members Regarding Recommending and Entering Unpriced Customer Orders at and Around the Opening on the First Day of Trading of a Direct Listing
Mar 23, 2018 Regulatory Notice 18-10
FINRA Requests Comment on the Effectiveness and Efficiency of Its Carrying Agreements Rule
Comment Period Expires: May 23, 2018

The comment period has been extended to June 22, 2018.

Mar 7, 2018 Regulatory Notice 18-09
FINRA Updates Designation Criteria to Require Firms Reporting U.S. Treasury Securities to TRACE to Participate in FINRA’s Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery Testing
Feb 26, 2018 Regulatory Notice 18-08
FINRA Requests Comment on Proposed New Rule Governing Outside Business Activities and Private Securities Transactions
Comment Period Expires: April 27, 2018
Feb 14, 2018 Regulatory Notice 18-07
Extension of Time Requests Relating to FINRA Rule 4210

Note: The implementation date of the margin requirements for Covered Agency Transactions pursuant to SR-FINRA-2015-036 has been extended to March 25, 2019. See Regulatory Notice 18-18 for more information.

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