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Budget day set for October 11

The Government will present its budget for 2021-2022 on 11th October, Prime Minister Robert Abela has confirmed. Speaking during a radio interview with the Labour Party’s ONE outlet, Dr Abela said that the Government is working hard on the budget and that it will be released...

Business registry and FIAU to collaborate in bid to get off FATF grey list

Entities agree to share information on ultimate beneficial ownership   The Malta Business Registry and the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit have signed an agreement to share information and collaborate on investigations into the ultimate beneficial ownership of financial structures, in a bid to get Malta off an...

Call for volunteers to join our Sub-committees

The Institute of Financial Services Practitioners tackles a large number of the many and varied issues facing the financial services sector through its subcommittees, led by a Council member and including members with the knowledge and experience needed to deal with the specialised areas of concern. This...

IFSP welcomes a new President

Tonio Zarb, a partner at KPMG, was elected IFSP President following the Institute’s AGM held on 28 July 2021. He takes over the position from Wayne Pisani, who has been President for the past three years. The AGM, attended by 100 members of the Institute of...

The Malta Financial Services Authority Secures Joseph Gavin as Its New CEO

Gavin will take over from Dr Christopher P. Buttigieg and will chair the regulator’s Executive Committee   The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) Board of Governors announced that it has secured Joseph Gavin as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective from September 2021. Finance Magnates recently identified in...

MFSA Issues Guidelines on the Promotion of Financial Products via Giveaways

The Maltese regulator detailed that gifts should not be of substantial value, among other factors   The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) issued a notice targeting regulated entities under its jurisdiction on Friday, detailing a series of guidelines about obligations to comply when promoting rewards and giveaways....

Scale back COVID-19 aid, Malta urged by the IMF

Malta needs to start scaling back measures aimed at easing the economic impact of COVID-19 but must avoid “cliff effects” and plan for the future, assessors from the IMF have told the government. A team from the International Monetary Fund met with government officials and heads of local...

Limiting the use of cash

A contribution appearing in another section of the press and penned by a representative of the law firm Ganado Advocates described a judgment issued by the Court of Justice of the European Union regarding the requirement imposed by a German institution to its customers to...

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