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EU revises its growth forecast for Malta

Minister for Finance Edward Scicluna welcomes the European Commission’s 2018 Winter Forecast wherein Malta’s growth rates have been revised upwards for the years 2018 and 2019.   Minister Scicluna stated that, “this upward revision on behalf of the EU is a confirmation that Malta’s high rates of...

Sustainable economic growth on government agenda

Malta’s strong economic performance has been lauded over and again by various international credit rating agencies, the IMF, and the European Commission and is expected to continue growing at significant rates during the coming years. The Government’s strategy in bringing about this growth and plans...

Safer Banking

It was exactly three years ago that the European Central Bank assumed joint supervisory responsibility with local regulators of large and systemically important banks in the Eurozone. Malta’s larger banks are now regulated and supervised directly by the ECB and the Malta Financial Services Authority.   There...

Tax, regulatory benefits for asset manager, Malta funds

People wishing to establish an individual portfolio management and/or a collective portfolio management require a Category 2 licence in terms of the Investment Services Act, but there are a number of regulatory and tax benefits tied to the establishing of an asset manager or setting...

Malta’s first financial institution association launched

The local financial services industry has gained significant ground in the past years and currently boasts over 40 licence holders regulated under the Financial Institutions Act. Licence holders undertake a number of activities, including lending, factoring, payment services, money broking and the issuance of e-money.   Over...

Turnover tax for internet giants proposal not in Malta’s interests – Sant

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=li5rkqu57-Q[/embed]   The French President’s proposals on internet giants operating in Europe are not in Malta’s interests, former Prime Minister Alfred Sant said.   Speaking to France 24, Dr Sant said the proposals would lead to a harmonised tax system across Europe.   “I disagree with Mr Macron’s solutions – including...

MFSA Consults on Investments in Virtual Currencies

In line with the Government’s policy to develop the digital economy, the Malta Financial Services Authority (“MFSA”) is considering the manner in which further rules may be introduced to ensure investor protection and market integrity in the context of investments in virtual currencies. In this context, the MFSA...

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