IARD Renewal Program Payment Options and Addresses

Your firmís Renewal Account is the account your firm uses to pay its annual renewal fees for state registrations and/or Notice Filings.

Firms may submit their IA firm renewal payments by the following methods:

E-Bill:
FINRA's E-Bill system allows entitled users to view and add funds to the Flex-Funding Account. Beginning on December 11, 2015, and through December 28, 2015, FINRA will systematically transfer funds from Flex-Funding Accounts to Renewal Accounts if the entire renewal amount owed is available. Firms do not have to wait for FINRA to systematically transfer funds on December 11 as firms have the ability to transfer funds from their Flex-Funding Accounts to their Renewal Accounts using E-Bill. This automatic Flex-Funding Account-to-Renewal Account transfer process will also be applied daily beginning January 11, 2016, for firms that still owe fees on their Final Statements.


Payment by ACH/Wire Transfer:

All ACH or wire transfer payments sent to FINRA are initially deposited into firms' Flex-Funding Accounts. Beginning on December 11, 2015, and through December 28, 2015, FINRA will systematically transfer funds from Flex-Funding Accounts to Renewal Accounts if the entire renewal amount owed is available. Firms do not have to wait for FINRA to systematically transfer funds on December 11 as firms have the ability to transfer funds from their Flex-Funding Accounts to their Renewal Accounts using E-Bill. This automatic Flex-Funding Account-to-Renewal Account transfer process will also be applied daily beginning January 11, 2016, for firms that still owe fees on their Final Statements.

IA firms may transfer funds via ACH or wire into their Flex-Funding Account.

  • Wire payments received by FINRA before 2 p.m., ET, should be available the next business day. Wire payments received after 2 p.m., ET, may take up to two business days. Please note that while wire transfers are received by FINRA on the same day they are initiated, ACH bank transfers typically take several days longer to be received by FINRA.
  • Provide your bank with the following information to initiate a transfer (use the applicable ABA Number for the type of payment you are making – either wire or ACH):
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  • Bank Name:
    Bank of America
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  • Transfer funds to:
    FINRA
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  • Wire ABA Number:
    026009593
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  • ACH ABA Number:
    054001204
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  • Beneficiary:
    FINRA
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  • FINRA Account Number:
    226005684771
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  • Reference Number:
    Firm's CRD Number

  • Inform your bank to credit funds to the FINRA bank account and to use your firm's CRD Number as a reference.
  • Please record the confirmation number of the transfer given to you by your bank. You will need this if you choose to call your bank later to confirm the transfer.
  • If you send your wire transfer by 2 p.m., ET, your firm may confirm receipt by reviewing your Flex-Funding Account or calling the IARD Call Center at (240) 386-4848. Please have the Confirmation Number of the transfer provided to you by your bank.
  • If your firm is located outside of the United States, FINRA's SWIFT-BIC is BOFAUS3N.

Check:
The separate renewal check payment address has been eliminated and all Web CRD/IARD check payments sent to FINRA are now only deposited into firms' Flex-Funding Accounts. Beginning on December 11, 2015, and through December 28, 2015, FINRA will systematically transfer funds from Flex-Funding Accounts to Renewal Accounts if the entire renewal amount owed is available. Firms do not have to wait for FINRA to systematically transfer funds on December 11 as firms have the ability to transfer funds from their Flex-Funding Accounts to their Renewal Accounts using E-Bill. This automatic Flex-Funding Account-to-Renewal Account transfer process will also be applied daily beginning January 11, 2016, for firms that still owe fees on their Final Statements.
  • Print and enclose a copy of the first page of your online Preliminary Statement.

  • Make checks payable to FINRA and write your firmís CRD Number on the memo line of the check.

  • Processing of check payments may take up to two business days. Please account for mail delivery and payment processing time when sending payment.

  • Verify that your check has been processed in the "Deposit Detail" of your Flex-Funding Account.


Check Payment Addresses:
Please make sure you copy the appropriate address exactly as it appears below. If you exclude any of the information, it may delay the receipt of your payment.

US Mail
Express/Overnight Delivery
FINRA
P.O. Box 418911
Boston, MA 02241-8911

Note: This P.O Box will not accept courier or overnight deliveries.

Bank of America Lockbox Services
FINRA 418911
MA5-527-02-07
2 Morrissey Blvd.
Dorchester, MA 02125

Provide the following phone number if one is required for the recipient: (800) 376-2703.