All you need to know about the Authorisation, Regulation and Supervision of Financial Services Entities.


The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) is the single regulator of financial services in Malta.

Authorisation Process

The MFSA is the competent authority in Malta responsible for granting authorisation to persons seeking to carry out financial services activities. Authorisation is an important part of the overall supervisory framework. Read more…

Prudential Supervision

The MFSA Supervisory Council is responsible for the processing, approval and issuing of licences and other authorisations, and for the monitoring and supervision of entities and individuals licensed or authorised by the Authority. Read more…

Regulated Firms

Conduct Supervision

Consumers have the right to expect the highest standards from firms operating within the financial services. The core values of these firms should, therefore, include acting honestly, professionally and in accordance with the best interest of the client. Read more…


The Enforcement Unit within the MFSA has an investigative and enforcement role. It is responsible for reviewing the actions and where necessary conducting investigations of licence holders who have, or are suspected of having committed, serious compliance failures, serious misconduct, market abuse or any other serious breaches of the financial services law. Read more…

Anti-Money Laundering

The MFSA is committed to support the financial services sector by establishing a regulatory environment which fosters growth whilst clamping down on money laundering and terrorist financing.

Compensation Schemes

The Investor Compensation Scheme is a rescue fund for customers of failed investment firms which are licensed by the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA). The Scheme pays compensation if a licensed investment firm is unable or likely to be unable to pay claims against it. Read more…

Financial Stability

Beyond the individual soundness of financial institutions, adverse developments and interlinkages within the financial system can generate and propagate risk within and across national boundaries leading to instability and financial crises. Read more…

International Affairs


In this section you will find the Acts of Parliament which lays down the framework of the regulatory regime applicable to financial services entities. Read more…


In this section you will find the rules applicable to financial services entities.