Beginning July 9th, FINRA will be launching an enhanced disclosure review process for public financial records of individuals seeking registration with a brokerage firm. This review will be performed with 15 calendar days after application. This review is designed to enhance the quality of information about individual brokers available to investors and reduce costs for the industry, particularly small firms.
“FINRA’s enhanced disclosure review process delivers significant benefits to brokerage firms as well as the investing public,” said Derek Linden, FINRA Executive Vice President, Registration and Disclosure. “Small firms, in particular, should see meaningful cost savings and reduced regulatory burden through this enhancement. The timeliness of FINRA’s review will also help assure investors that the BrokerCheck information about their representative is as accurate, complete and up-to-date as possible.”
The new process is intended to help firms more readily accomplish their reporting obligations and that the data collected in CRD and made available to investors through BrokerCheck is more current and reliable. FINRA estimates firms will collectively save up to $3 million per year by avoiding search fees charged by vendors and fees assessed by FINRA for late filings.
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