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EU Consults on Tax

The European Commission issued an inception impact assessment on its action plan to fight tax evasion and simplify taxation. The information is also available on a PDF document. This is the first step in a roadmap which will lead to an upcoming strategy planned for...

Malta Business Registry Notice: Malta Shipping Regulations update

Please note the following announcement issued by the Malta Business Registry.     The MBR would like to bring to your attention that amendments to the Merchant Shipping (Shipping Organisations - Private Companies) Regulations (S.L. 234.42) were published in the Government Gazette No. 20,351 on the 21st February...

MFSA announces organisational and senior leadership team appointments

Following the restructuring which took place early last year, the MFSA has been actively engaged in strengthening its organisational capacity by creating new operational and supervisory functions which include risk management, supervisory ICT and cybersecurity risk, financial crime compliance, data management & business intelligence, FinTech,...

RBO for all trusts from 10 March 2020

Register of Beneficial Owners and trusts Applies to all trusts from 10 March 2020 11 February 2020 The IFSP and STEP Malta have been in discussion with the MFSA about the Register of Beneficial Owners (RBO) for trusts. We urge you to keep in mind that the relevant EU...

Brexit: The Show Will Go On

The real negotiations are about to kick off.   Following the recent elections in the United Kingdom, the Withdrawal Agreement was approved by the House of Commons on 24 January. This means that unless something extraordinary happens in the coming days, the UK will leave the Union...

Financial Services: Vision 20/20

  The IFSP’s 2020 Conference to be held on the 21st February    The financial services industry is in an unprecedented state of flux. Practitioners face the onslaught of seemingly endless regulations, alongside the challenges posed by jurisdictional reputation issues, banking issues, onerous responsible taxation rules and ever increasing public scrutiny.   Never before have the financial...

Responsibilities must be shouldered

IFSP demands that all in positions of responsibility and leadership and linked in any way to assassination, money laundering, abuse of public office, or corruption must step back in the national interest Valletta, 29 November 2019   The IFSP notes recent events unfolding in Malta with dismay and...

IFSP asks for members’ views on CSP regulation

The Malta Financial Services Authority has issued a consultation paper on the possible future regulation of Corporate Services Providers under the title Raising the Bar for Corporate Services Providers. This is an area of crucial importance to most of the members of the IFSP. Many,...

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