New SEC Rules as of June 30, 2020

In June 2019, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released new rules aimed at enhancing both the quality and transparency of investors’ relationships with broker-dealers and investment advisers. These rules, which are applicable as of June 30, 2020, impact Huntington Financial Advisors (HFA) and the products and services we offer.

Specifically, Form CRS requires SEC-registered investment advisers and broker-dealers to deliver to retail investors a brief client relationship summary that provides information about the firm and the brokerage and/or advisory products and services offered, including information about costs and fees and conflicts of interest.

Regulation Best Interest (“Reg BI”), establishes a new standard of care for broker-dealers when making a recommendation of a securities transaction or investment strategy involving securities to a retail investor.

The following is a list of key documents describing how we comply with these new standards:

As always, if you have any questions or needs, please contact your Huntington Financial Advisor or the Client Services Team at (800) 322-4600, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET.

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