Central Registration Depository (CRD)


DEFINITION of 'Central Registration Depository (CRD)'

A database used by the National Association Of Securities Dealers and the North American Securities Administrators Association to store and maintain information on registered securities and broker firms. The Central Registration Depository can be used like a background check on brokers, showing any complaints that may have been filed against them.

BREAKING DOWN 'Central Registration Depository (CRD)'

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) BrokerCheck program, which provides background information on brokers and firms to potential investors, uses the information gathered in the CRD to create and update their site. You can get this information from your state securities regulator or from FINRA.

  1. FINRA BrokerCheck

    An information vehicle containing statistics on both past and ...
  2. Securities And Exchange Commission ...

    A government commission created by Congress to regulate the securities ...
  3. North American Securities Administrators ...

    A voluntary organization, established in 1919, of securities ...
  4. National Association Of Securities ...

    The NASD was a self-regulatory organization of the securities ...
  5. Broker

    1. An individual or firm that charges a fee or commission for ...
  6. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority ...

    A regulatory body created after the merger of the National Association ...
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