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 Titlesort descending Description
Jan 3, 2017 Regulatory Notice 17-04
SEC Approves Amendments to the Customer and Industry Codes of Arbitration Procedure Broadening Chairperson Eligibility in Arbitration
Effective Date: January 9, 2017
Feb 1, 2017 Regulatory Notice 17-05
FINRA and ISG Update Certain Electronic Blue Sheet Data Elements
Effective Date: February 6, 2017
Feb 10, 2017 Regulatory Notice 17-06
FINRA Requests Comment on Proposed Amendments to Rules Governing Communications with the Public
Comment Period Expires: March 27, 2017
Feb 10, 2017 Regulatory Notice 17-07
Updated SEC No-Action Guidance and Instructions on Electronic Filing of Broker-Dealer Annual Reports
Feb 15, 2017 Regulatory Notice 17-08
SEC Approves Amendments to Require Mark-Up/Mark-Down Disclosure on Confirmations for Trades With Retail Investors in Corporate and Agency Bonds
Effective Date: May 14, 2018
Mar 9, 2017 Regulatory Notice 17-09
The National Securities Exchanges and FINRA Issue Joint Guidance on Clock Synchronization and Certification Requirements Under the CAT NMS Plan
Effective Date: March 15, 2017
Mar 24, 2017 Regulatory Notice 17-10
2017 GASB Accounting Support Fee to Fund the Governmental Accounting Standards Board
Mar 30, 2017 Regulatory Notice 17-11
SEC Approves Rules Relating to Financial Exploitation of Seniors
Apr 7, 2017 Regulatory Notice 17-12
Regulation T and SEA Rule 15c3-3 Extension of Time Requests Under a T+2 Settlement Cycle
Apr 10, 2017 Regulatory Notice 17-13
FINRA’s NAC Revises the Sanction Guidelines
Effective Immediately
Apr 12, 2017 Regulatory Notice 17-14
FINRA Requests Comment on FINRA Rules Impacting Capital Formation
Comment Period Expires: May 30, 2017

In response to requests for an extension, the comment period has been extended to July 14, 2017.

Apr 12, 2017 Regulatory Notice 17-15
FINRA Requests Comment on Proposed Amendments to the FINRA Corporate Financing Rule
Comment Period Expires: May 30, 2017

In response to requests for an extension, the comment period has been extended to July 14, 2017. In addition, Attachments A and B related to this Notice were updated on 5/24/17 to make a technical correction to subsection (g) of the rule text.

Apr 12, 2017 Regulatory Notice 17-16
FINRA Requests Comment on Proposed Limited Safe Harbor From FINRA Equity and Debt Research Rules for Desk Commentary
Comment Period Expires: May 30, 2017

In response to requests for an extension, the comment period has been extended to July 14, 2017.

Apr 21, 2017 Regulatory Notice 17-17
FINRA Updates Private Placement Filer Form Pursuant to FINRA Rules 5122 and 5123
Apr 25, 2017 Regulatory Notice 17-18
Guidance on Social Networking Websites and Business Communications
May 11, 2017 Regulatory Notice 17-19
SEC Approves Amendments to FINRA Rules to Conform to the Shortened Standard Settlement Cycle for Most Broker-Dealer Transactions From Three Business Days (T+3) to Two Business Days After the Trade Date (T+2)
Effective Date: September 5, 2017
May 15, 2017 Regulatory Notice 17-20
FINRA Requests Comment on the Effectiveness and Efficiency of Its Rules on Outside Business Activities and Private Securities Transactions
Comment Period Expires: June 29, 2017
May 31, 2017 Regulatory Notice 17-21
FINRA Revises the Rule 4530 Filing Application Form and the Product and Problem Codes for Reporting Customer Complaints and for Filing Documents Online
Implementation Date for changes relating to DOL Fiduciary Rule: June 9, 2017; Implementation Date for changes relating to MSRB Rules: October 1, 2017
Jun 7, 2017 Regulatory Notice 17-22
FINRA Adopts Rules on Disruptive Quoting and Trading Activity and Expedited Proceedings
Effective Date: December 15, 2016
Jul 11, 2017 Regulatory Notice 17-23
SEC Approves Rule Change to Reduce the Delay Period for the Corporate and Agency Debt Historic TRACE Data Sets
Effective Date: October 2, 2017
Jul 12, 2017 Regulatory Notice 17-24
FINRA Issues Guidance on the Enhanced Confirmation Disclosure Requirements in Rule 2232 for Corporate and Agency Debt Securities
Aug 18, 2017 Regulatory Notice 17-25
SEC Approves Amendments to the Codes of Arbitration Procedure Regarding Expedited List Selection
Effective Date: September 18, 2017
Aug 24, 2017 Regulatory Notice 17-26
FINRA Adopts New Electronic Form 211 for Purposes of Compliance with FINRA Rule 6432
Effective Date: October 23, 2017
Aug 30, 2017 Regulatory Notice 17-27
Guidance to Members Affected by Hurricane Harvey

FINRA is extending the regulatory relief included in this Notice to firms affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Sep 29, 2017 Regulatory Notice 17-28
FINRA Makes Available Frequently Asked Questions and Guidance and Extends Effective Date of Margin Requirements for Covered Agency Transactions
New Effective Date: June 25, 2018

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