FAQs: How to Authorize Fidelity to Send Account Activity to an Employer
What if I received the notice, but I don't have time to log in to my account in the next 24 hours?
That's OK. You can select Remind Me Later. But don't wait too long or you may hear from your compliance department.
If I decide to mail the consent, rather than complete it online, do I have to add my employer's information?
No, the information you download is prefilled with your employer's information and the accounts they need to monitor. If you choose to mail the consent, you can select the form when you're going through the online consent steps. See the Designated Brokerage Service Reporting AuthorizationLog In Required form.
If I set up a new account, do I need to complete another series of consent steps?
Yes, you'll need to complete an online consent form.
Can I use the online consent steps if I work for a broker/dealer?
No, the online consent steps are only for employees of non-broker/dealers. If you work for a broker/dealer (also called an affiliate), you're required by the SEC and FINRA to alert your employer before you set up an account at an outside firm. If you fall into this category, you'll need to provide a 407 or 3050 letter or have one on file with us before you can establish a Fidelity account. These documents provide the required approval from your employer. Please call our Designated Brokerage Service team at 877-612-2047 if you have further questions or to see if we have a blanket 407 letter from your firm on file. If we have the letter on file, no further paperwork is required.