The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) requires that each FINRA member complete an annual verification (the Annual Verification) of their contact information within the first 17 business days of each calendar year, which will be January 27 this year. Annual Verification falls under FINRA Rule 4517, which requires FINRA members to update designated contact information promptly upon any material change, verify such information annually and comply promptly with any request for such information via the FINRA Contact System (FCS). Prior to completing the Annual Verification process, FINRA members should review all contacts in the FCS and update as needed. This review should include updating contact details, removing duplicate entries and/or deleting contacts no longer associated to a role in the FCS.
To access the FCS, log in to the FINRA Gateway Contacts page and select the FCS link in the upper right corner.