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Malta praised for being a longstanding partner at the EBRD

“We are interested in bringing together Europe and Africa, especially North Africa; we have our expertise, history, good contacts, we are trusted as honest brokers and as a small country with no political agendas which wants peace and prosperity.” This was stated by the Minister...

Blockchain scholarship awarded to 19 students

Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation Silvio Schembri awarded the first Blockchain and DLT scholarship grants to 19 students.     “These 19 awardees are a symbol of courage to embrace change and we definitely need more like them. I thank the University of Malta...

Dr Wayne Pisani re-elected IFSP President for 2019/20

IFSP’s AGM elects new Council for 2019/20

IFSP President calls for practitioners to adhere to the highest ethical standards During the IFSP’s Annual General Meeting for 2019 held on 6 May 2019 in the MFSA’s Conference Hall, an election for IFSP Council members was held. The 16 strong Council for 2019/2020 includes Dr...

IFSP is now also on Twitter

The IFSP has been on Facebook and Linkedin for a while now, but it has expanded its social media presence to include Twitter. We will be filling our new Twitter account with the latest developments from the financial services industry, news and events.   Follow us on...

Financial sector business promotion in New York

Minister for Finance Edward Scicluna led a delegation of financial practitioners and regulators to a series of business seminars held in New York between the 15th and 16th of April 2019. The main theme of the business visit organised by the Malta Stock Exchange (MSE)...

First 14 VFA Agents Licensed in Malta, Coinlaw.io reports

The newly-licensed agents will be the first line of defense of Malta’s “markets integrity and public interest”   According to Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) April 2 announcement, the country’s first 14 crypto asset agents have received official licensing.   The 14 approved Virtual Financial Assets (VFA) Agents applied...

Global talks on cross-border taxation ‘necessary’ – Minister Scicluna

Cross-border taxation, including changes to corporate taxation, must be discussed at the global level through international fora such as the OECD, Finance Minister Edward Scicluna told European Union counterparts.   The role of taxation in supporting economic growth was among the topics discussed at an informal meeting...

Introducing AML for VFA Issuers

The presentations used during the Introducing AML for VFA Issuers course are available through the links below:   14 March presentations: 1.1  Introduction and background - Juanita Bencini 1.2 Customer Due Dilligence Pt1 - Mirko Rapa 1.3 Customer Due Dilligence Pt2a - Ursula Farrugia 1.4 Customer Due Dilligence Pt2b - Diane Bugeja   18 March presentations: 2.1 Customer...

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