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FINRA Rule 2210 Amended to Require BrokerCheck Website Hyperlink

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) announced in Regulatory Notice 15-50 that the Securities and Exchange commission approved amendments to FINRA Rule 2210 (Communications with the Public) that become effective June 6, 2016.  The amendments require that each FINRA member firm’s website to include a readily apparent reference and hyperlink to BrokerCheck on: the initial … Continue reading FINRA Rule 2210 Amended to Require BrokerCheck Website Hyperlink

SEC Reduces Form U5 Wait Period to 3 Days on BrokerCheck

The Securities and Exchange Commission has approved a change to FINRA Rule 8312 (FINRA BrokerCheck Disclosure) which will reduce the waiting period from 15 days to three business days for the release of certain information reported on the Form U5 (Uniform Termination Notice for Securities Industry Registration) through BrokerCheck. Beginning on December 12, 2015, the … Continue reading SEC Reduces Form U5 Wait Period to 3 Days on BrokerCheck

Comment Period Ends on Proposed Rule Change to Amend FINRA Rule 2210 (Communications with the Public)

The SEC requested public comment on a proposal to amend FINRA Rule 2210 (Communications with the Public) to require a readily apparent reference and hyperlink to BrokerCheck® on: (1) the initial webpage that the member intends to be viewed by retail investors; and (2) any other webpage that includes a professional profile of one or more registered persons who conduct business with retail investors. These requirements would not apply to a member that does not provide products or services to retail investors, or to a directory or list of registered persons limited to names and contact information.

FINRA Launches National Ad Campaign

FINRA’s announced a new ad campaign that is meant to underscore the ease and importance of checking BrokerCheck before investing. In tangent with the print ad released, FINRA plans to air 15-second commercials for five weeks on cable channels, including CNBC, Bloomberg, CNN, MSNBC, Fox Business, Fox News, ESPN, Discovery, The History Channel and HGTV. … Continue reading FINRA Launches National Ad Campaign