Category: MFSA

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MFSA Outlines Five Strategic Pillars in Newly Launched Strategic Statement

The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) has today published a strategic statement, outlining the objectives that will guide its mission and contribute towards securing Malta’s future as a resilient and efficient financial […]
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Financial services sector grew by 2.3% last year, now employs 12,230 people – MFSA

The financial services sector grew by 2.3% year on year in terms of direct Gross Value Added (GVA) reaching a total of €657m, the Malta Financial Services said in its […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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Circular to the Financial Services Industry in relation to the MFSA Authorisation Process

Following the Press Release issued on 14 February, announcing a number of organisational changes and senior leadership team appointments, including the overhaul of the Authorisation function, the MFSA is currently in the […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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MFSA publishes Consultation Feedback regarding the Establishment of a New Regulatory Framework for FinTechs

Today the MFSA published a Feedback Statement following a Consultation Document on Pillar 1 of the FinTech Strategy – Regulations. The Feedback Statement provides the MFSA’s position in relation to […]
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Malta is committed to address issues related to money laundering and financial crime

“We are showing the world that Malta is very serious about addressing issues related to money-laundering and financial crime. It is the duty of financial practitioners to come forward with […]
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