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FINRA publishes Notices to provide firms with timely information on a variety of issues.  To obtain a Notice published prior to 1995, please contact FINRA MediaSource at (240) 386-4200.

Publication Date Title Description
Regulatory Notice 15-37
FINRA Requests Comment on Rules Relating to Financial Exploitation of Seniors and Other Vulnerable Adults
Comment Period Expires: November 30, 2015
Election Notice – 10/14/15
Notice of SFAB Election and Ballots
Ballot Due Date: November 13, 2015
Election Notice – 10/14/15
Notice of FINRA District Committee Elections and Ballots
Ballots Due: November 13, 2015
Regulatory Notice 15-36
FINRA Requests Comment on a Revised Proposal Requiring Confirmation Disclosure of Pricing Information in Corporate and Agency Debt Securities Transactions
Comment Period Expires: December 11, 2015
Trade Reporting Notice – 10/7/15
Dissemination of Qualified Contingent Trades Reported to FINRA
Effective Date: November 16, 2015
Regulatory Notice 15-35
SEC Approves Amendments to FINRA Rules Regarding Temporary and Permanent Cease and Desist Orders
Effective Date: November 2, 2015
Regulatory Notice 15-34
SEC Approves Rule Governing Sales of Securities on Military Installations to Members of the U.S. Armed Forces or Their Dependents
Effective Date: March 30, 2016
Election Notice – 10/1/15
Nomination of a Small Firm NAC Member Candidate
Regulatory Notice 15-33
Guidance on Liquidity Risk Management Practices
Regulatory Notice 15-32
FINRA Filing Requirements and Review of Regulation A Offerings
Election Notice – 9/2/15
FINRA Small Firm Advisory Board Election
Nomination Deadline: October 2, 2015
Election Notice – 9/2/15
Upcoming Election to Fill FINRA District Committee Vacancies
Nomination Deadline: October 2, 2015
Regulatory Notice 15-31
SEC Approves Rule to Address Conflicts of Interest Relating to the Publication and Distribution of Debt Research Reports
Effective Date: February 22, 2016

On April 20, 2016, FINRA extended the implementation date from April 22, 2016, to July 16, 2016.

Regulatory Notice 15-30
SEC Approves Consolidated Rule to Address Conflicts of Interest Relating to the Publication and Distribution of Equity Research Reports
Effective Date: September 25, 2015, or December 24, 2015
Regulatory Notice 15-29
FINRA Revises the Series 4 Examination Program
Implementation Date: September 28, 2015
Regulatory Notice 15-28
SEC Approves Amendments Relating to Web-based Delivery of the Regulatory Element of Continuing Education
Effective Date: October 1, 2015

Effective Date: October 1, 2015

Regulatory Notice 15-27
Guidance Relating to Firm Short Positions and Fails-to-Receive in Municipal Securities
Election Notice – 7/28/15
FINRA Announces Nomination Process to Fill an Upcoming Vacancy on the National Adjudicatory Council
Petitions for Candidacy Due: September 11, 2015
Regulatory Notice 15-26
FINRA Requests Comment on a New Academic TRACE Data Product
Comment Period Expires: September 14, 2015
Election Notice – 6/30/15
Notice of Annual Meeting of FINRA Firms and Proxy
Regulatory Notice 15-25
FINRA Announces Updates of the Interpretations of Financial and Operational Rules
Regulatory Notice 15-24
FINRA Requests Comment on the Reduction of the Delay Period for Historic TRACE Data
Comment Period Expires: August 24, 2015
Regulatory Notice 15-23
FINRA Provides Limited Relief Regarding Requirement to Promptly Transmit Funds in Connection With Sales of Securities on a Subscription-Way Basis for the Purpose of Completing Suitability Reviews Under Identified Conditions
Information Notice – 6/19/15
Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Attacks on Member Firms
Regulatory Notice 15-22
FINRA Requests Comment on a Revised Proposal to Adopt a Consolidated FINRA Rule Regarding Discretionary Accounts and Transactions
Comment Period Expires: August 17, 2015
Regulatory Notice 15-21
SEC Approves Amendments to the Codes of Arbitration Procedure to Increase the Fees Assessed for Late Cancellation or Postponement of a Hearing
Effective Date: July 6, 2015
Regulatory Notice 15-20
FINRA Requests Comment on a Concept Proposal to Restructure the Representative-Level Qualification Examination Program
Comment Period Expires: July 27, 2015
Regulatory Notice 15-19
FINRA Requests Comment on a Proposed Rule to Require Delivery of an Educational Communication to Customers of a Transferring Representative
Comment Period Expires: July 13, 2015
Regulatory Notice 15-18
SEC Approves Amendments to Arbitration Codes to Revise the Definitions of Non-Public and Public Arbitrator
Effective Date: June 26, 2015
Regulatory Notice 15-17
Guidance on Rules Governing Communications With the Public
Regulatory Notice 15-16
FINRA Requests Comment on Proposed Amendments to Rules Governing Communications With the Public
Comment Period Expires: July 2, 2015
Regulatory Notice 15-15
The National Adjudicatory Council (NAC) Revises the Sanction Guidelines Related to Misrepresentations and Suitability
Effective Immediately
Regulatory Notice 15-14
SEC Approves Amendments to Require Firms to Identify Transactions with Non-Member Affiliates in TRACE Trade Reports
Effective Date: November 2, 2015
Regulatory Notice 15-13
FINRA Requests Comment on Proposed Exemption to the Trading Activity Fee for Proprietary Trading Firms
Comment Period Expires: June 19, 2015
Regulatory Notice 15-12
2015 GASB Accounting Support Fee to Fund the Governmental Accounting Standards Board
Election Notice - 4/27/15
Upcoming FINRA Board of Governors Election
Petitions for Candidacy Due: June 11, 2015
Regulatory Notice 15-11
Securities Industry/Regulatory Council on Continuing Education Issues Firm Element Advisory Update
Information Notice - 4/10/15
Continuing Education Planning
Information Notice - 3/31/15
FINRA Survey to Create the Securities Trader Qualification Examination
Regulatory Notice 15-10
FINRA Requests Comment on the Effectiveness and Efficiency of its Membership Application Rules
Comment Period Expires: May 14, 2015
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