FINRA to Protect Senior Investors With 2 New Rules
FINRA says temporary holds and extra contact information are critical to preventing financial abuse.
Texas BD to Pay $100K Fine, Repayments to Seniors It Fleeced in Massachusetts
In one case, a senior client in the final stage of terminal cancer had almost all of her assets put in a variable annuity.
Texas Securities Firm Expelled, Fined $24.6M Over Fraudulent Energy Deals
'Wildcat’ and other investments reaped Red River and its CEO some $3.6 million, but investors lost most of their money.
LPL to Pay $3.7M Over Star Rep’s Unsuitable VA Sales to Seniors
State regulators make the move in connection with over $1.8 million in commissions on variable annuities made by Roger Zullo and the IBD.
Senator Makes New Push for Senior Safe Act
The bill is designed to prevent the financial exploitation of seniors by training and granting immunity to financial professionals.
FINRA Alerts Investors to Aggressive Call Center Tactics
As clients with smaller accounts are pushed out of advisor relationships, they may be sent to heavily sales-oriented call centers, FINRA says.
Barred Broker Pleads Guilty to SEC Obstruction, May Avoid Jail
The former advisor will also pay more than $580,000 in penalties for hiding referral fees from an elderly widow.
FINRA’s Top 5 Exam Priorities for 2017
Advisors and broker-dealers have just received a “cheat sheet” of sorts from FINRA.
Star LPL Rep Charged With Annuities Fraud; Targeted Elderly
A client in her 80s with dementia and limited funds was sold an annuity with a seven-year surrender policy, Massachusetts regulators say.
BD Charged With Fleecing Seniors With Unsuitable Products, High-Pressure Contests
In one case, a woman dying of cancer in Massachusetts was pressured to buy a variable annuity.