Finra proposes 3-year pilot program for remote office inspections

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc. filed a proposal last Friday with the Securities and Exchange Commission that would establish a three-year voluntary pilot program for financial firms that want to continue remote inspections of branch offices and other locations.

The pilot program effectively would extend the online supervision that Finra has allowed since November 2020 in response to the pandemic. Finra eased in-person office inspection requirements in light of social distancing during the pandemic that caused most brokerages to switch to remote operations.

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