On December 29th, the SEC provided notice of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority's proposal to adopt FINRA Rule 2261 (Disclosure of Financial Condition) in the Consolidated FINRA Rulebook. The proposal would incorporate, subject to certain amendments, NASD Rule 2270, which requires a broker-dealer to permit customers to inspect or obtain copies of the broker-dealer's most recent balance sheet, and NASD Rule 2910, which requires any member that is a party to an open transaction or who has on deposit cash or securities of another member to furnish, upon the written request of the other member, a statement of its financial condition as disclosed in its most recently prepared balance sheet. Comments should be submitted on or before January 26, 2010. SEC Release No. 34-61253.