Tuesday, October 26, 2021

UTP Vendor Alert #2021 - 13
Upcoming Retirement of the OTC Bulletin Board (OTCBB)

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What you need to know:

  • As announced in its Regulatory Notice 21-28, FINRA is deleting the Rule 6500 Series and other rules related to the OTC Bulletin Board (OTCBB) – a FINRA-operated inter-dealer quotation system – and is planning to cease its operation.
  • Additionally, as recently announced in Regulatory Notice 21-38, the OTCBB closure will formally occur on November 8, 2021 and the system will no longer be active as of that date.
  • When the OTCBB ceases operation, FINRA will discontinue the Bulletin Board Dissemination Service (BBDS) data feed. Clients who currently subscribe to this feed should plan to disconnect the feed or contact their extranet providers to ensure they are disconnected and that they no longer incur connectivity fees for the consumption of this feed.
  • Questions can be forwarded to FINRA Product Management at 866.899.2107.

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