Thursday, October 24, 2013

FINRA has launched E-Bill. Action Required!

FINRA recently implemented a new payment system -- the E-Bill System. This system replaces the retired E-Pay system (formerly at

What do I need to do?

Every advisory firm must obtain access to this system in order to fund their accounts for state and other filing fees. To configure your E-Bill settings,your firm's Super Account Administrator (SAA) will have to login to and enable E-Bill access for the SAA and any alternate administrators that should have access.

Here are the steps:

  1. Login to
  2. Once you have logged into the FINRA system, click the User Administration tab on the top menu.
  3. Search for the SAA's username (hint, if you only have a few users, just click search button and all will render).
  4. Click the link associated with the account you wish to configure which will bring you to the Applications Privileges page.
  5. On the left side menu, click the Edit link.
  6. Scroll all the way to the bottom of the page where you will see E-Bill, click Select All to enable system rights and click Save.

You now have access to the FINRA E-Bill system!

Repeat these steps for any alternate administrators on your account. For instance, enable the AdvisorAssist account if you would like us to be able to fund your account in your have a timing issue and need our help.

If you have any questions, please email us at For reference, we have copied a sample communication from FINRA below.

Thank you.
The AdvisorAssist Team


From: FINRA (sent via email)

As a reminder, effective October 28, 2013, FINRA will enhance the E-Bill system to allow entitled users to transfer/reallocate funds from their FINRA Flex-Funding Account (formerly known as the CRD/IARD daily account) to pay FINRA invoices. This enhancement will provide a central place for entitled users to view and pay FINRA invoices, and fund and transfer funds from the FINRA Flex-Funding Account. Your firm's ability to submit payment via wires or checks will not be affected by this enhancement.

FINRA will add a new E-Bill entitlement for Reallocation from the FINRA Flex-Funding Account, which will be available to Super Account Administrators on October 28. Access to E-Bill functionality for both invoices and the FINRA Flex-Funding Account will be completely under your firm's control.

Please click the link below to confirm your access to E-Bill. If you do not have access, information regarding the E-Bill system is available at

If you have questions, please contact the FINRA Call Center at (240) 386-4848.