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COVID-19 Updates



  • FIAU Notice: Extension of deadline for the registration on the STR Submission System – goAML

29th April, 2020


Further to the previous notice issued by the FIAU on the 24th April 2020 related to the registration on the new STR Submission system (goAML), the FIAU understands that the current situation related to COVID-19 is effecting the ability of a number of subject persons to respond in a timely manner and is therefore extending the deadline to Wednesday 13th May 2020.

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  • CBM Media Release: Six-month moratorium on loan repayments

13th April, 2020


The Minister responsible for public health, with the concurrence of and in consultation with the Minister for Finance and Financial Services, issued the Moratorium on Credit Facilities Regulations in Exceptional Circumstances through Legal Notice 142 of 2020. Credit and financial institutions licensed by the Malta Financial Services Authority have been directed by these Regulations to offer a six-month moratorium on repayments on capital and interest for borrowers who have been negatively affected by COVID-19.

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  • Update from MBR: Persistence of Coronavirus on Paper surfaces

2nd April, 2020


Following the advice by the National Health Authorities based on recommendations by WHO and ECDC, MBR will start processing paper format on the first working day after 72 hours from receipt of such document.

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  • The Central Bank of Malta issues a new Directive

25th March, 2020


Following the advice of national health authorities for persons to remain indoors as much as possible, the Central Bank of Malta has today issued a Directive on important measures concerning cheques which will primarily enable persons to avoid visiting bank branches and other financial service providers, by depositing them through trusted third parties.

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  • MBR Notice on Penalties and COVID-19

25th March,2020


The Malta Business Registry announces that if a company is effected by the COVID-19 situation, and the filing of the annual return and/or financial statements falls within the period of 23 March 2020 and 31 May.2020, the relevant penalties on late filings of annual return and financial statements are not going to be imposed if these are filed with the Registrar by 31 July 2020.

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  • Stqarrija mill- Ufficju tal- Prim Ministru – Ippreżentat pakkett aġġornat ta’ għajnuna maqbul mal-imsieħba soċjali

24 ta’ Marzu, 2020


“Niżguraw li n-negozji tagħna jibqgħu b’saħħithom u nnaqqsu l-possibiltà li ħadd ma jispiċċa mingħajr impjieg” – il-Prim Ministru Robert Abela.
Biex taqra iktar, ghafas hawn



  • Malta Stock Exchange to Assist Listed Companies

24th March, 2020


With immediate effect, the Malta Stock Exchange (MSE) will introduce a number of measures to alleviate financial stress on companies listed on the MSE’s Regulated Main Market and Prospects MTF.

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  • MFSA Notification about Interim Measures for the Processing of Physical Documentation

24th March, 2020


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 other form by the MFSA, as well as applicants and prospective applicants, that, with immediate effect, for an interim period and until otherwise communicated, all documentation to be submitted to the MFSA should be sent electronically.

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  • Bank of Valletta announces further measures to help combat the spread of COVID-19

23rd March, 2020


Following the new recent developments related to COVID-19 and the measures announced by the Minister of Health, Bank of Valletta is announcing that with effect from Tuesday 24th March, it will be introducing further measures aimed at reducing face to face contact with clients.

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

21st March, 2020


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.

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  • COVID-19 Fiscal Assistance – Postponement of Payment of Certain Taxes: Tax Deferral Scheme

20th March, 2020


The Commissioner for Revenue today announced a Tax Deferral Scheme intended to assist organisations cope with the problems they face as a result of the pandemic mitigation measures in place.

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  • Stqarrija mill- Ufficju tal- Prim Ministru – Pakkett finanzjarju ta’ €1.81biljun sabiex tkun mgħejjuna l-ekonomija

18th March, 2020


​“Qed iniedu pakkett b’saħħtu sabiex nipproteġu lill-familji u lin-negozji għax konna bil-għaqal” – il-Prim Ministru Robert Abela.  Waqt konferenza tal-aħbarijiet fil-Berġa ta’ Kastilja, il-Prim Ministru Robert Abela flimkien mal-Ministri Edward Scicluna u Silvio Schembri, ħabbar pakkett finanzjarju ieħor ta’ kważi €2 biljuni sabiex l-ekonomija tkun mgħejjuna waqt l-imxija ta’ Covid-19.

Biex taqra iktar, ghafas hawn



  • Notice from FIAU: Measures taken by FIAU in response to the COVID‐19 outbreak (including REQ‐related measures)

18th March, 2020


The FIAU has taken a number of measures in response to the COVID‐19 outbreak to protect the well‐ being of its officers and visitors, including Subject Persons, and also to contribute to national efforts to slow its spreading.

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  • IFA European Region Conference Milan now in 2021

16th March, 2020


Guglielmo Maisto, Chair of the IFA European Region Committee has issued a notice that the IFA European Region Conference has been rescheduled to 20 and 21 May 2021.

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  • Update from Identity Malta on COVID-19: Change in Expatriates Unit & Central Visa Unit Service Provision

16th March, 2020


Following the outbreak of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Identity Malta Agency shall implement some changes with immediate effect.

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  • The MBR and the Office of the Commissioner for Revenue are taking measures to protect the health of employees and to mitigate the risks posed by the COVID-19 outbreak

13th March, 2020


The Institute of Financial Services Practitioners has been notified by both the Malta Business Register and the Office of the Commissioner for Revenue of measures they are taking to protect the health of employees and to mitigate the risks posed by the COVID-19 outbreak.

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  • MFSA Warning – Fraudulent Behaviour Linked to COVID-19 Situation

12th March, 2020


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 sensitive personal information.

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  • HSBC Malta introduces measures to support businesses affected by Coronavirus

10th March, 2020


HSBC Malta has been closely following the development of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and its impact on the world economy.  They have therefore put together a range of measures to support our customers throughout this period.

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  • Notice from the Malta Business Registry: Malta Shipping Regulations update

6th March, 2020


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 2020, by means of Legal Notice 31 of 2020. As you are aware, such Regulations are administered by the Registrar of Companies and to this end, a changes will take place.

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