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FINRA Contact System

Annual Verification Due

As a reminder, FINRA Rule 4517 requires firms to complete an annual verification of their FINRA Contact System (FCS) contact information within the first 17 business days of each calendar year. Please log in to FINRA Gateway Contacts page and follow the link to FCS to perform your annual verification. This year’s deadline is Wednesday, January 27, 2021.

In the coming months the FCS will be redesigned and moved into FINRA Gateway. As you complete your Annual Verification, we also ask that you review all roles and contacts in FCS. This includes removing unassigned contacts, reviewing contact details and updating as necessary.

If you have any questions on how to complete your annual FCS verification, please send us an email.


FCS facilitates member firm reporting of key contacts to FINRA, which is a requirement of FINRA rules and By-Laws. Designated firm contacts are used to facilitate voting in FINRA elections, compliance with various rules and By-Laws, and to improve FINRA's communication with our member firms.

FINRA Rule 4517 requires firms to:

  • update all contact information required by FINRA via FCS promptly upon any material change;
  • review and verify contact information annually; and
  • comply promptly with any request for contact information.

Firms must complete an annual verification of their contact information within 17 business days after the end of each calendar year.

To ensure optimal delivery of FINRA email communications, please add our domain to your safe-sender list within your email application. View instructions on how to add our domain to your email application.

Access the FINRA Contact System (FCS)

You must be properly entitled by a FINRA member firm to access FCS.

If you have any difficulties with your FINRA login, please see your firm's Super Account Administrator (SAA) or Account Administrator (AA) for assistance. If you are the SAA or AA and are having difficulty logging in, please call the FINRA Call Center at (301) 869-6699.

Program Details

Background information about FCS and related Notices.

Instructions & Help

Step-by-step instructions on accessing and updating the information in FCS.