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€24.7m government grant to cover MFSA shortfall

The financial regulator aims to become financially independent   A €24.7 million government grant was needed last year to keep the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) in the black, according to the authority’s annual report.   The financial regulator aims to become financially independent from the government by 2024...

MFSA’s new anti-money laundering team probes 25 fresh cases

Of 105 cases opened last year, 25 related to money laundering   A new specialised team of international experts has been set up by the financial regulator to combat money laundering, handling 25 new cases last year.   In the Malta Financial Services Authority's 2019 annual report, chief executive Joseph...

New generation of financial supervision

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and European supervisory institutions have, over recent years, recommended that Malta sharpens its supervisory tools, integrates its efforts and intensifies its regulatory oversight of the growing number of financial institutions in Malta.   The IMF’s Malta Mission Report published last week recognises...

MFSA Notification about Interim Measures for the Processing of Physical Documentation

This Circular is addressed to all authorised persons and entities, applicants and prospective applicants.   Incoming Documentation   As part of its contingency planning for COVID-19, the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) would hereby like to notify all persons and entities that are licenced, registered, enrolled, recognised or authorised in any...

MFSA Circular: Timing of regulatory reporting due to the outbreak of COVID-19

As outlined in previous communications, the MFSA expects regulated firms to take all reasonable measures in order to have appropriate contingency plans in place to be able to deal with any eventuality relating to the outbreak of COVID-19.   Read full circular in resources below. [gview file="http://ifsp.org.mt/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/2020.03.21-Circular-Timing-of-regulatory-reporting-due-to-the-outbreak-of-COVID-19-2.pdf"]...

MFSA Warning – Fraudulent Behaviour Linked to COVID-19 Situation

The MFSA would like to draw the attention of its licence holders and the general public to possible fraudulent schemes or financial scams which may try to take advantage of COVID-19 outbreak to target entities and individuals with the aim of misappropriating funds and/or obtaining...

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,...

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