FINRA To Require BrokerCheck Link On Internet Advertising

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc., or FINRA, has filed  a proposed rule change with the SEC to amend FINRA Rule 2267 (Investor Education and Protection) to require that FINRA members include a prominent description of and link to FINRA BrokerCheck on:

  • their websites, social media pages and any comparable Internet presence, and
  • on websites, social media pages and any comparable Internet presence relating to a member’s investment banking or securities business maintained by or on behalf of any person associated with a member.

FINRA established BrokerCheck in 1988 (then known as the Public Disclosure Program) to provide the public with information on the professional background, business practices, and conduct of FINRA-member firms and their associated persons.

The proposed rule results in part from an SEC study in furtherance of Section 919B of the Dodd-Frank Act.

Check dodd-frank.com frequently for updated information on the JOBS Act, the Dodd-Frank Act and other important securities law matters.

Topics:  Advertising, BrokerCheck, Brokers, Dodd-Frank, FINRA, Internet, SEC, Social Media

Published In: Communications & Media Updates, Finance & Banking Updates, Securities Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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