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The Association of National Numbering Agencies (ANNA) confirms that only official National Numbering Agencies (NNAs) can issue valid ISINs (International Securities Identification Numbers). The majority of NNAs do not charge for ISIN allocation and fees do not apply for maintenance/renewal of allocated ISINs. In the few instances where fees are charged for ISIN allocation, this is on a cost-recovery basis only, in accordance with ISO 6166 ISIN Registration Authority obligations. The same applies for CFI (Classification of Financial Instruments) according to ISO 10962 and FISN (Financial Instrument Short Name) according to ISO 18774.
ANNA and NNAs have no dealings or affiliation with any third party offering commercial services for assisting to obtain or maintain ISINs. Similarly, any threats from these organizations to purge a valid ISIN from certain systems if “maintenance fees” or other monies are not paid should be viewed with scepticism. To avoid incurring unnecessary costs, we strongly recommend requesting your ISIN, CFI, and FISN only from an official NNA. The process is very straightforward.
For any assistance in contacting the responsible NNA for your request please contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, contact the NNA responsible for your market to assist with your ISIN request.
The full list of official NNAs can be found here.