On July 30, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) issued a Special Notice requesting comment on how to continue to foster financial technology (fintech) innovation in the financial services industry. In particular, to support its mission of investor protection and market integrity, FINRA is seeking comment from market participants on how FINRA rules or administrative processes could be modified to better facilitate fintech innovation. In addition, FINRA requests comment on three specific areas: the provision of data aggregation services that compile information from different financial accounts for investors, supervisory processes concerning the use of artificial intelligence, and the development of a taxonomy-based machine-readable rulebook.
The deadline for comment is October 12.
The full Notice is available here.