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Available APIs and Datasets

In Q4 of 2019, FINRA will make available its first two API products via the API Developer Center:

1. Market Transparency API

There are three datasets available with the Market Transparency API:

  • The market transparency dataset contains aggregated OTC (ATS & Non-ATS trade data in order to facilitate transparency in the applicable markets. This data is also available on the OTC Transparency website (otctransparency.finra.org). The available API endpoints provide a mechanism to retrieve this data using a machine-to-machine interface. 
  • The threshold list dataset contains a list of fail to deliver positions in a Threshold Security for 13 consecutive settlement days in accordance with Regulation SHO or FINRA Rule 4320. This data is also available on the OTC Equities website (otce.finra.org). The available API endpoints provide a mechanism to retrieve this data using a machine-to-machine interface.
  • The equity short interest dataset contains OTC equity short positions reported by FINRA member firms. This data is also available on the OTC Equities website (otce.finra.org). The available API endpoints provide a mechanism to retrieve this data using a machine-to-machine interface.

2. Registration API

The Registration API supports registration automation by providing access to a firm's registered individual and branch data as stored in the Central Registration Repository.

There are two registration datasets available:

  • Individual API provides comprehensive data about each registered individual associated with a firm.
  • Branch API provides comprehensive data about each branch associated with a firm as well as those registered individuals associated with a branch.

NOTES:

  1. This data is only available on a firm-by-firm basis. It is not possible to view all registered individuals across all FINRA firms at this point.
  2. A further restriction on the registration API is that production access to the API will be limited to those firms with a valid WebEFT subscription.

The registration APIs are being made available in this way to facilitate early testing and feedback from the industry while FINRA continues to refine numerous aspects of the API Developer Center go-to-market plan including pricing, entitlement, operations, support etc.