Darrell Vanpamel of Cape Coral, Florida submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent, in which he consented to, but did not admit to or deny, the described sanctions and the entry of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s (FINRA) findings that he engaged in outside business activities for which he received compensation without the approval of member firm, USA Financial Securities Corporation.
Between April and May 2013, Mr. Vanpamel allegedly engaged in outside insurance activities with four clients without his firm’s approval. Mr. Vanpamel received approximately $1,400 in total from his four clients for “account set-up fees.” FINRA found that Mr. Vanpamel failed to provide written notice to USA Financial Securities Corp. (USA Financial) for his outside business activities or for his compensation. According to FINRA, Mr. Vanpamel violated FINRA Rules 3270 and 2010. Mr. Vanpamel was fined $5,000 and was suspended from association with any FINRA member in any capacity for one month. Continue Reading