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Three full years have passed since the JOBS Act was signed. In this time, the Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, has translated into rules only some of the Titles within it, for example TItle II and Title V, but has not acted yet on Title III, which should open online investing to retail investors. Now the SEC tells it will vote on the final rules regarding Title III of the JOBS Act in an open meeting on this Friday, October 30.

Six Congressional Democrats issued an open letter dated October 5 to SEC Chair Mary Jo White, begging the regulator to issue the long-overdue rules to implement crowdfunding under Title III. Additionally and most notably, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has released last week its proposed rules for online investing platforms under Title III of the JOBS Act.

FINRA proposes that online investing portals adopt some of its existing rules (i.e. rules 100, 110, 200,300, 800, 900 and 1200, collectively, the “Funding Portal Rules”), but also the newly introduced rule 4518.  With rule 4518, FINRA aims at keeping accurate track as to which of its registered broker members, if any, are engaging in activity in connection with Title III of the JOBS Act and thereby assist FINRA in carrying out its regulatory responsibilities.

If the SEC approves these proposed rules, FINRA will make them effective within 90 days. The document released by FINRA and the letter of the six Congressmen make think that SEC rules for Title III will be soon released. Furthermore SEC Chair Mary Jo White has recently been quoted to say that Title III rules will be forthcoming.

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