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Q&A on MFSA’s Financial Crime Compliance questionnaire

A number of members have had questions about some of the questions included in the MFSA’s Questionnaire of Financial Crime Compliance, now due to be submitted on 29 May after the IFSP asked for an extension on the submission deadline. The queries and requests for...

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...

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,...

Updating AML rules

The PMLFT sub-committee is another that has been kept busy during 2018, and will continue to be deeply engaged through 2019. Again, there are a number of strands to the committee’s efforts: the Register of Beneficial Owners (RBO), the updated Implementing Procedures (both Part 1...

Banking woes

It is unfortunate to have to recognise that practitioners continue to face problems in their dealings with banks in Malta. Many are refusing to open bank accounts for corporate customers coming from abroad or taking an are inordinate length of time to process requests and provide...

A taxing year….

The IFSP’s Tax and EU Affairs sub-committee during 2018 has worked on behalf of its members on a number of fronts, namely the Mandatory Disclosure Directive, the implementation of ATAD, the taxation of digital assets, the ongoing problems with delays in the processing of tax...

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