Technical Notice

Reminder: Testing MBS Specified Pool and SBA-Backed ABS Information

June 24, 2013

As a reminder, testing has commenced for upcoming changes to securitized products trade reporting and dissemination. FINRA will begin disseminating transactions in agency pass-through mortgage-backed securities that are traded as MBS specified pool transactions and SBA-backed ABS that are traded either as specified pool transactions or TBA.

Firms should be advised that the test environment supports a subset of securities that are available in the production environment. Therefore, users are advised to utilize the securitized products security scan on the FINRA TRACE NTF website or download the test securities master list via the NTF Web API. 

Please direct questions and comments regarding this notice to  FINRA Product Management or call (866) 899-2107.