For firms with higher filing volume, FINRA offers the Web Electronic Filing Transfer (EFT) Program, which can significantly streamline registration processing by allowing firms to send batch transmissions to Web CRD®/IARD™. Web EFT™ is a secure file transfer application that reduces the time and effort needed to manually submit online filings for Forms U4, U5, BR and NRF to Web CRD/IARD. It also allows firms to receive daily and weekly downloads, such as accounting transactions and exam results, directly from Web CRD/IARD, which can then be easily uploaded by firms to their internal systems.
FINRA is migrating to the fileX platform: In early 2019, Web EFT’s current FINRA Secure Gateway (FSG) platform will be replaced by a new platform called fileX. To learn more about the platform migration, please read the Web EFT Migration to fileX page.