Register as a New Funding Portal

In this section of FINRA.org, you will find step-by-step instructions on how to become a funding portal member of FINRA. The funding portal membership requirements are set forth in Funding Portal Rule 110. This general guide outlines the substantive standards and procedures for the entire funding portal membership application and registration process.

Before applying to become a funding portal member, it is important that you fully understand all of FINRA's requirements for funding portals. We recommend that you read this section of FINRA.org thoroughly, as well as the FINRA Funding Portal Rules and the SEC’s Regulation Crowdfunding.

Moreover, you must be able to provide, in a timely manner, information that addresses how you will satisfy the standards for admission as set forth under Funding Portal Rule 110(a)(10) as well as other applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. The FINRA Funding Portal Rules require you to adhere to specified deadlines during the process.

Below you will find how the funding portal membership process works and how to prepare your funding portal application.

How to Apply

Learn the steps to take to submit a new funding portal member application, from reserving your firm's name to filling out all the required forms via the Funding Portal Gateway.

What to Expect After You Apply

After receiving a complete application, FINRA will review and process it within 60 calendar days. Learn how the entire process works, including learning about the standards for admission and the purpose of the membership interview.