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 10, 2018 Regulatory Notice 18-03
FINRA Announces Updates of the Interpretations of Financial and Operational Rules
Jan 29, 2018 Regulatory Notice 18-04
FINRA and ISG Announce Extension of Effective Date for Certain Electronic Blue Sheet Data Elements and Updates to Certain Requestor and Exchange Codes
Effective Date: November 15, 2018; Updates to Requestor and Exchange Codes are Effective Immediately
Feb 6, 2018 Regulatory Notice 18-05
FINRA Requests Comment on the Application of Certain Rules to Government Securities and to Other Debt Securities More Broadly
Comment Period Expires: April 9, 2018
Feb 8, 2018 Regulatory Notice 18-06
FINRA Requests Comment on Proposed Amendments to Its Membership Application Program to Incentivize Payment of Arbitration Awards
Comment Period Expires: April 9, 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.

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
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
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 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
Apr 17, 2018 Regulatory Notice 18-12
2018 GASB Accounting Support Fee to Fund the Governmental Accounting Standards Board
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 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 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
May 2, 2018 Regulatory Notice 18-17
FINRA Revises the Sanction Guidelines
Effective Date: June 1, 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
Jul 6, 2018 Regulatory Notice 18-20
FINRA Encourages Firms to Notify FINRA if They Engage in Activities Related to Digital Assets
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
Jun 11, 2010 Regulatory Notices 10-29
SEC Approves Amendments to Rules on Reporting Transactions to the OTC Reporting Facility
Effective Date: November 1, 2010
Feb 1, 2018 Special Notice – 2/1/18
2018 Involvement and Election Process Overview
Mar 21, 2017 Special Notice – 3/21/17
FINRA Requests Comment on Potential Enhancements to Certain Engagement Programs
Comment Period Expires: May 5, 2017

The comment period has been extended to June 19, 2017

Dec 21, 2011 Trade Reporting Notice - 12/21/11
FINRA Addresses Frequently Asked Questions About TRACE Reporting Issues
Feb 19, 2008 Trade Reporting Notice - 2/19/08
Guidance on Reporting Electronic Communications Network (ECN) Transactions
Feb 22, 2008 Trade Reporting Notice - 2/22/08
FINRA Announces Modifications to the TRACE System Relating to Certain Securities with Equity CUSIPs and Reminds Firms of Their Reporting Obligations Regarding Equity-Linked Notes and Convertible Debt

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