FINRA recently released a list of rulemaking items to be considered at the December meeting of the regualtor's Board of Governors. Chief among the items are fee issues, including considering increasing arbitration fees to then increase the compensation paid to arbitrators in cases before FINRA Dispute Resolution. The arbitration compensation has not been changed since 1999, and is, in my view, in need of an increase to retain and attract qualified arbitrators. (and I'm not alone in that view - see this article from Investment News regarding this possible change) Whether fees charged to parties needs to be increased to accomplish that purpose may be ripe for discussion.
Also to be considered by the Board is the fees to be charged for registration as funding portals, among other items.