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Gaming authority boss Joseph Cuschieri to become MFSA’s CEO

Joseph Cuschieri, an accountant who has been heading the Malta Gaming Authority since Labour was returned to power in 2013, has been selected by the Office of the Prime Minster to serve as the new CEO of the Malta Financial Services Authority, The Sunday Times...

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...

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...

Malta lays the ground for a blockchain revolution

Maltese government wants to be pioneer in embracing blockchain and woo companies to the island   The Maltese government has started revealing details of an ambitious plan to turn the island into one of the first countries in the world to embrace the blockchain technology.   In an interview...

MFSA Public Notice: Office of the Arbiter for Financial Services

The Authority would like to inform all stakeholders that following the enactment of the Arbiter for Financial Services Act, the role of the Consumer Complaint Manager has now been phased out and consumer complaints in relation to institutions licensed by the Authority may be lodged...

Regulatory Briefing 2 December 2016 – REMINDER

As part of its commitment to engage with the financial services industry, the MFSA will be initiating a series of Regulatory Briefings. The first Regulatory Briefing will be held on Friday 2 December 2016. During this Regulatory Briefing the MFSA will communicate the changes in the...

MFSA Regulatory Briefings

Save the Date – 2nd December 2016   As part of its commitment to engage with the financial services industry the MFSA will be initiating a series of Regulatory Briefings.   The first Regulatory Briefing will be held on Friday 2 December 2016. During this Regulatory Briefing the MFSA...

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