Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Robinhood Financial LLC
Current Parent Company: 
Robinhood Markets
Penalty: 
$69,600,000
Year: 
2021
Date: 
June 30, 2021
Offense Group: 
financial offenses
Primary Offense: 
investor protection violation
Violation Description: 

FINRA fined Robinhood Financial LLC $57 million and ordered the firm to pay approximately $12.6 million in restitution, plus interest, to thousands of harmed customers. In determining the appropriate sanctions, FINRA considered the widespread and significant harm suffered by customers, including millions of customers who received false or misleading information from the firm, millions of customers affected by the firm's systems outages in March 2020, and thousands of customers the firm approved to trade options even when it was not appropriate for the customers to do so.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
California
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
financial services
Specific Industry of Parent: 
investor services
Notes: 

FINRA is a securities industry self-regulatory body authorized by the federal government.

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Parent company note: 
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