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
Dec 15, 2017 Election Notice – 12/15/17
FINRA Announces SFAB, NAC and District Committee Election Results and Appointments
Dec 6, 2017 Regulatory Notice 17-42
FINRA Requests Comment on Proposed Amendments to the Codes of Arbitration Procedure Relating to Requests to Expunge Customer Dispute Information
Comment Period Expires: February 5, 2018
Dec 6, 2017 Regulatory Notice 17-43
Guidance on Reporting Short Interest Positions Held in Master/Sub-Accounts or Parent/Child Accounts
Nov 30, 2017 Information Notice – 11/30/17
2018 and First Quarter of 2019 Report Filing Due Dates: Annual Audit; FOCUS; Form Custody; Supplemental Statement of Income (SSOI); Supplemental Schedule for Derivatives and Other Off-Balance Sheet Items (OBS); and Supplemental Inventory Schedule (SIS)
Nov 28, 2017 Regulatory Notice 17-41
FINRA Requests Comment on the Effectiveness and Efficiency of Its Payments for Market Making Rule
Comment Period Expires: January 29, 2018
Nov 21, 2017 Information Notice – 11/21/17
FINRA Reminds Firms of Exercise Cut-Off Time for Options Expiring on the Friday After Thanksgiving
Nov 21, 2017 Regulatory Notice 17-40
FINRA Provides Guidance to Firms Regarding Anti- Money Laundering Program Requirements Under FINRA Rule 3310 Following Adoption of FinCEN’s Final Rule to Enhance Customer Due Diligence Requirements for Financial Institutions
Nov 15, 2017 Regulatory Notice 17-39
SEC Approves the CAT Fee Dispute Resolution Process
Rule Implementation Date: December 1, 2017 (Note: the CAT Fee Dispute Resolution Process will not be in effect until CAT fees are operative.)
Nov 13, 2017 Regulatory Notice 17-38
FINRA Requests Comment on a Proposal to Amend Rule 3110 (Supervision) to Provide Firms the Option to Conduct Remote Inspections of Offices and Locations That Meet Specified Criteria
Comment Period Expires: January 12, 2018
Nov 6, 2017 Regulatory Notice 17-37
SEC Approves “Pay-to-Play” and Related Rules for Capital Acquisition Brokers (CABs)
Effective Date: December 6, 2017
Nov 3, 2017 Regulatory Notice 17-36
SEC Approves Rule Amendment to Create a New TRACE Security Activity Report and End-of-Day TRACE Transaction File
Effective Date: February 1, 2018
Oct 31, 2017 Regulatory Notice 17-35
Broker-Dealer, Investment Adviser Firm, Agent and Investment Adviser Representative, and Branch Renewals for 2018
Payment Deadline: December 18, 2017
Oct 20, 2017 Election Notice – 10/20/17
Notice of FINRA District Committee Elections and Ballots
Ballots Due: November 20, 2017

The District 1 Small Firm seat is no longer contested. Ballots will not be distributed.

Oct 20, 2017 Election Notice – 10/20/17
Notice of SFAB Election and Ballots
Ballot Due Date: November 20, 2017
Oct 20, 2017 Election Notice – 10/20/17
Notice of Election and Ballots for FINRA Small Firm NAC Member Seat
Ballots Due: November 20, 2017
Oct 18, 2017 Regulatory Notice 17-33
Amendments to the Code of Arbitration Procedure for Customer Disputes to Expand the Options Available to Customers if a Firm or Associated Person Is or Becomes Inactive
Comment Period Expires: December 18, 2017
Oct 18, 2017 Regulatory Notice 17-34
FINRA Requests Comment on the Efficacy of Allowing Compensated Non-Attorneys to Represent Parties in Arbitration
Comment Period Expires: December 18, 2017
Oct 17, 2017 Information Notice – 10/17/17
Extension of Current Rate for Fees Paid Under Section 31 of the Exchange Act
Oct 16, 2017 Regulatory Notice 17-32
FINRA Reminds Firms of Sales Practice Obligations for Volatility-Linked Exchange-Traded Products
Oct 5, 2017 Regulatory Notice 17-30
SEC Approves Consolidated FINRA Registration Rules, Restructured Representative-Level Qualification Examinations and Changes to Continuing Education Requirements
Effective Date: October 1, 2018
Oct 5, 2017 Regulatory Notice 17-31
FINRA Amends Section 13 of Schedule A to the FINRA By-Laws to Establish Charges for New Option to File Websites and Web Pages in Native Format
Implementation Date: October 5, 2017
Oct 4, 2017 Regulatory Notice 17-29
SEC Approves Amendments to Arbitration Codes to Revise the Definition of Non-Public Arbitrator
Effective Date: October 9, 2017
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
Sep 8, 2017 Election Notice – 9/8/17
FINRA Small Firm Advisory Board Election
Nomination Deadline: October 9, 2017
Sep 8, 2017 Election Notice – 9/8/17
Upcoming Election to Fill FINRA District Committee Vacancies
Nomination Deadline: Monday, October 9, 2017

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