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:

FINRA's E-Bill system allows entitled users to view and add funds to the Flex-Funding Account. E-Bill, which has replaced the CRD/IARD E-Pay system, is an online application that enables a firm to authorize electronic payment (ACH) directly from its designated bank account to the firm's Flex-Funding Account. In addition, E-Bill allows entitled users at firms to transfer funds from the Flex-Funding Account to their Renewal Account and between affiliated firms. FINRA does not charge firms any fees for utilizing E-Bill; however, firms should verify with their bank whether that bank will assess fees for utilizing E-Bill. Entitlement is required to use E-Bill. For detailed information about the enrollment process or how to use the application, please review the E-Bill User's Guide and the SAA Self-Entitlement Guide.

Payment by ACH/Wire Transfer:

All ACH or wire transfer payments sent to FINRA are deposited into firms' Flex-Funding Accounts. If you submit an ACH or wire transfer to pay your firm's renewal fees, it will not be applied to your Renewal Account until December 15, 2014, when FINRA begins the automatic Flex-Funding Account-to-Renewal Account transfer. For inclusion in the automatic transfer, please ensure that you have sufficient funds in your Flex-Funding Account to cover the total renewal fees due. If you would like your renewal payment to be applied before December 15, 2014, then you must pay using E-Bill to your Renewal Account.

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):

  • Bank Name:
    Bank of America
  • Transfer funds to:
  • Wire ABA Number:
  • ACH ABA Number:
  • Beneficiary:
  • FINRA Account Number:
  • 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 online 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.

Automatic Flex-Funding Account-to-Renewal Account Transfer:
Beginning on December 15, 2014, and through December 27, 2014, if a firm has sufficient funds available in its Flex-Funding Account to cover the total renewal fees due, then FINRA will automatically transferred funds from a firm's Flex-Funding Account to its Renewal Account. Please Note: If your firm does not want funds automatically transferred, then ensure FINRA receives payment in your firm's Renewal Account using E-Bill. Additionally, if your firm needs to transfer funds between affiliated firms, you should use E-Bill.

This automatic Flex-Funding Account-to-Renewal Account transfer process will also be applied daily beginning January 20, 2015, until any outstanding renewal assessment is satisfied, for payment of Final Renewal Statements which are due on January 16, 2015.

Please note that 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.

  • Print and enclose a copy of the first page of your online Preliminary Renewal 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.

  • You can query Web CRD/IARD to verify that your check has been processed in the "Deposit Detail" of your Flex-Funding Account.

  • Funds deposited into your firmís Flex-Funding Account will be transferred to your firmís Renewal Account as part of the automatic Flex-Funding-to-Renewal Account transfer process during the specified periods (December 15 Ė 27, 2014 and January 20 through payment in full of any outstanding renewal assessment).

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
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
2 Morrissey Blvd.
Dorchester, MA 02125

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