On March 30, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a no-action letter stating that the staff of the SEC’s Division of Trading and Markets would not recommend enforcement actions against broker-dealers that treat unsecured receivables related to bank sweep accounts as an allowable asset that is not deducted from net worth under Rule 15c3-1 (the “Net Capital Rule”). This change should make it easier for broker-dealers to offer cash sweep programs to their customers while continuing to adhere to the requirements of the Net Capital Rule.

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