FINRA maybe in the process of allowing its examiners to punish member firms for rules’ infractions.  See  There is no proposed rule as of today.  However, such a rule would be a game changer in the sense that examiners, who, generally, do not have the authority to enforce FINRA’s rules would now be in the proverbial “driver’s seat” without any of the ordinary checks FINRA usually provides in the enforcement process.  In any event, this is definitely one to keep an eye on.