The main objective of the Eurosystem and the Central Bank of Malta is to maintain price stability. In order to meet this objective, the Central Bank of Malta participates in the preparation and decision-making process of the Eurosystem’s monetary policy.
The Investor Compensation Scheme is a rescue fund for customers of failed investment firms which are licensed by the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) while the Depositor Compensation Scheme is a rescue fund for depositors of failed banks which are licensed by the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA).
The functions of the Authority shall be to promote and enhance competition, safeguarding consumers’ interests and enhance their welfare, promoting voluntary standards and provide standardization related services, promoting the national metrology strategy, promoting the smooth transposition and adoption of technical regulations and to perform such other function that may be assigned to it under this or any other law or regulations.
The Malta Stock Exchange became a reality upon enactment of the Malta Stock Exchange Act in 1990, and commenced its trading operations on 8 January 1992. Today it is a fully-fledged regulated market which successfully fulfils its role as an effective venue to raise capital finance.
The Office of the Arbiter for Financial Services (OAFS) is an autonomous and independent body. It has the power to mediate, investigate and adjudicate complaints filed by customers against financial services providers.