Category: MFSA


Malta announces major reforms to strengthen the fight against financial crime

Creation of new Financial Organised Crime Agency to investigate and prosecute the most serious cases of money laundering and financial crime New Police Prosecution Unit to accelerate the prosecution of […]

Financial sector business promotion in New York

Minister for Finance Edward Scicluna led a delegation of financial practitioners and regulators to a series of business seminars held in New York between the 15th and 16th of April […]

First 14 VFA Agents Licensed in Malta, reports

The newly-licensed agents will be the first line of defense of Malta’s “markets integrity and public interest”   According to Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) April 2 announcement, the country’s […]
February 2019, News, Newsletters, Resources

What’s kept us busy over the past year

IFSP working on fintech regulation, tax matters, AML and more The IFSP has been kept busy over 2018, a situation which looks set to continue through 2019. Through the IFSP […]

Professor John Mamo appointed Chairman of the Malta Financial Services Authority; Mr Andre Psaila and Mr Mario Borg appointed as new governors of the MFSA

Following a meeting of the Public Appointments Committee held last Friday, the 6th of April 2018, the same committee—spearheaded by Government MP Edward Zammit Lewis, and in agreement with the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Consultation document for the strengthening of the Malta Financial Services Authority

During a visit at the Malta Financial Services Authority, Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation, Silvio Schembri announced that the Government was publishing a consultation document for […]

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 […]

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 […]