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FINRA Enhances Its Reviews of Form U4 Disclosures
by Howard Haykin
Starting July 9th, FINRA will enhance its search of public financial records relating to bankruptcies, judgments and liens. FINRA will conduct these searches within 15 calendar days from the date of an applicant’s Form U4 (Uniform Application for Securities Industry Registration or Transfer). ‘’
Currently, FINRA conducts a search of public financial records for all registered persons on an annual basis to verify the accuracy and completeness of information relating to bankruptcies, judgments and liens reported to the Central Registration Depository (“CRD”) system via the Form U4..
This new verification process will be in addition to FINRA’s monitoring of public financial records for all registered persons.
The enhancements are expected to: (i) reduce the costs to firms associated with conducting these public records checks, which often involve finding and hiring a vendor; (ii) result in more timely reporting of disclosure information to the benefit of regulators, investors and firms; and, (iii) result in a significant reduction of late disclosure fees related to judgments and liens.
Firms and registered persons are required to report unsatisfied liens and judgments within 30 calendar days of learning of the event.
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