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JULY 04, 2019
Following consultation with relevant stakeholders on the general aspects of the MFSA’s FinTech Strategy, the MFSA will be now providing further detail, and seeking feedback with respect to each of the six pillars identified within the Strategy, starting with the first pillar - Regulations. With ...
JUNE 17, 2019
Following the publication of the MFSA Guidance Notes on Cybersecurity – Consultation Document, the MFSA has finalised its Guidance Notes on Cybersecurity as a minimum set of best practices and risk management procedures to be followed in order to effectively mitigate cyber risks. The key poin ...
MAY 15, 2019
Following an extensive consultation with key stakeholders, the MFSA has finalised its FinTech Strategy, a key document in the Authority’s efforts to position Malta as a global FinTech Hub. The MFSA has also published a feedback statement highlighting the feedback received. The key points identifi ...
MAY 14, 2019
The Malta Financial Services Authority has registered nine VFA Agents under the Virtual Financial Assets Act. VFA Agents will be assisting issuers and service providers under the Virtual Financial Assets Act, and will be making applications to the MFSA on their behalf. This announcement follows the ...
APRIL 25, 2019
The MFSA has issued a guidance note to the public to address the risks associated with investments in crypto assets. As part of its responsibility towards safeguarding consumer protection, the MFSA is providing useful and easy to read information on crypto-currency investments through this guidance ...
APRIL 12, 2019
Over the past months, Malta became the first jurisdiction to regulate the crypto asset sphere, with the MFSA recently issuing in-principle registrations for the first VFA Agents. The Authority is renewing its commitment to enhance Malta’s reputation as the Blockchain Island and this necessitates a ...
APRIL 02, 2019
The MFSA has today issued the in-principle approvals for registration of fourteen VFA Agents, which applied for registration in November 2018. VFA Agents will be assisting issuers and services providers under the Virtual Financial Assets Act, and will be making applications to the MFSA on their b ...
MARCH 27, 2019
The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) and the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU) have jointly published a Consultation Document on Guidance for Credit Institutions, Payment Providers and Electronic Money Institutions which have the capacity to open accounts for persons utilising fin ...
MARCH 11, 2019
The Malta Financial Services Authority (‘MFSA’) is partnering up with CipherTrace Compliance Monitoring to monitor and manage business risks related to Malta licensed virtual asset businesses and cryptocurrencies. The CipherTrace Compliance Monitoring solution continuously rates the risks of cry ...