Ever wished you could check on your broker and find out more information about them? Try out the new service called BrokerCheck.
It’s a quick way to plug in a name and ensure that the broker doesn’t have disciplinary issues on his/her resume — hasn’t stolen from anyone, churned their account, or been fired.
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, called FINRA, is advertising its new website and trying to encourage investors to check it out, with a kind of “buyer beware” message. Go to brokercheck.finra.org to find out more about this product.