Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
UBS Financial Services Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
UBS
Penalty: 
$2,000,000
Year: 
2019
Date: 
October 2, 2019
Offense Group: 
financial offenses
Primary Offense: 
investor protection violation
Violation Description: 

FINRA censured and fined UBS Financial Services Inc. $2 million for the firm's repeated failures in timely addressing municipal short positions and in inaccurately representing the tax status of thousands of interest payments to customers. FINRA also required UBS to pay restitution to customers who may have incurred any increased state tax liabilities, to pay the IRS to relieve customers of any additional federal income tax owed, and to certify within 90 days that the firm has taken appropriate corrective measures.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
Switzerland
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
financial services
Specific Industry of Parent: 
banking & securities
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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