Thursday, January 10, 2013
FINRA issued a voluntary Interim Form for Funding Portals designed for prospective crowdfunding portals under the JOBS Act. The Interim Form asks prospective funding portals to provide information including ownership; funding; management; and business model and relationships.
FINRA explains that:
Those intending to become a funding portal may voluntarily submit information regarding their business on the interim form. The information received will help FINRA develop rules specific to crowdfunding portals.
FINRA and the SEC are engaging in an open dialogue about the rules that should apply to funding portals. Once the SEC and FINRA have adopted funding portal rules, FINRA will issue a final funding portal application for FINRA regulation. In applying for membership, crowdfunding portals will not be bound by the responses provided on the Interim Form.