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Funding Portals

Title III of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, enacted in 2012, contains key provisions relating to securities offered or sold through crowdfunding.

This page provides information and resources for crowdfunding intermediaries that, pursuant to Title III of the JOBS Act, the SEC's Regulation Crowdfunding and FINRA's rules for funding portals, register with the SEC as funding portals and become funding portal members of FINRA.

Funding Portal members are subject to FINRA regulatory oversight and reporting requirements.

Registration Requirements

Register as a New Funding Portal

Learn the standards and guidelines for the funding portal membership application and registration process, including how to apply and what to expect after you apply.

Update a Funding Portal's Registration

If your firm has a change of ownership or control as set forth in Funding Portal Rule 110(a)(4), you must notify FINRA of those changes by filing a continuing membership application for funding portals, known as Form Funding Portal - Continuing Membership Application, located in the Funding Portal Gateway.

Withdraw a Funding Portal's Registration

To withdraw your funding portal's registration with FINRA, you must update your Form Funding Portal through the SEC's EDGAR system. On your Form Funding Portal, check the box that indicates this is “a withdrawal of the funding portal’s registration with the SEC.” Withdrawing your registration with the SEC will trigger a request of withdrawal of your firm’s registration with FINRA.

Annual Gross Income Assessment

Every year, funding portals must complete the Form Funding Portal - Statement of Revenue and pay Gross Income Assessment (GIA).

FINRA Funding Portal Registration Depository (FPRD®)

FINRA created and operates the FINRA Funding Portal Registration DepositoryTM online electronic filing system to track funding portal registrations and information.

Written Supervisory Procedures Checklist

FINRA is providing the Written Supervisory Procedures Checklist as an optional guide to assist member firms in fulfilling their regulatory obligations. This tool is provided as a starting point and you must tailor this tool to reflect the size and needs of your firm. Using this tool does not guarantee compliance with or create any safe harbor with respect to FINRA rules, the federal securities laws or state laws, or other applicable federal or state regulatory requirements. This tool does not create any new legal or regulatory obligations for firms or other entities.

Funding Portals We Regulate

FINRA maintains a list of firms that are registered with the SEC as funding portals and are funding portal members of FINRA. 


Contact OGC

FINRA's Office of General Counsel (OGC) staff provides broker-dealers, attorneys, registered representatives, investors and other interested parties with interpretative guidance relating to FINRA’s rules. Please see Interpreting the Rules for more information.

OGC staff contact:
Adam Arkel
1735 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 728-6961





















  • Guidance
    The Crowdfunding Offerings: Broker-Dealers and Funding Portals topic of the 2024 FINRA Annual Regulatory Oversight Report (the Report) informs member firms’ compliance programs by providing annual insights from FINRA’s ongoing regulatory operations, including (1) regulatory obligations and related considerations, (2) findings and effective practices, and (3) additional resources.
    January 09, 2024
  • FAQ
    Q1. Who can offer or sell securities under Regulation Crowdfunding? A1. Regulation Crowdfunding allows eligible issuers1 to offer and sell securities through the platform of a broker-dealer or funding portal that is both registered with the SEC and a FINRA member (an “intermediary”). This activity must be conducted exclusively through the platform of a single intermediary. A firm cannot act as an intermediary if it is not a registered broker-dealer or a registered funding portal, and is not a member of FINRA.
    December 20, 2023
  • Compliance Tools

    Overview – FINRA’s Funding Portal Rules (FP Rules) apply to firms that register with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as funding portals pursuant to the SEC’s Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg CF) and that become FINRA FP members.

  • Compliance Tools
    This Written Supervisory Procedures Checklist (“WSP Checklist”) outlines selected key topics as a reference tool to assist funding portal members (“FP members”) in fulfilling their compliance obligations.
  • Investor Education
    Among the many opportunities available to investors are those involving “crowdfunding.” Crowdfunding generally refers to the use of the internet by small businesses to raise capital through limited investments from a large number of investors. Crowdfunding investments carry significant risk, and you can lose some or all of your investment.