Pension Rules applicable as from 18 March 2020
The Retirement Pensions Act (‘the Act’) (Chapter 514 of the Laws of Malta) came into force on the 1st January of 2015 as did the new Regulations and Pension Rules. A new set of Regulations and Pensions Rules have been issued under the Act to supplement the legal and regulatory framework for the licensing and regulation of Retirement Schemes (both Occupational and Personal), Retirement Funds and Service Providers related thereto.
Act V of 2020 amends the Retirement Pensions Act primarily to transpose Directive (EU) 2016/2341 (the “IORP II Directive”). The Retirement Pensions (Control of Assets) Regulations 2015, the Retirement Pensions (Exemption) Regulations 2015 and the Retirement Pensions (Defined Benefit Retirement Schemes) Regulations 2015 have also been amended in order to transpose provisions from the IORP II Directive. Furthermore, three new regulations have also been issued; namely, the Retirement Pensions (Cross-Border Activities and Cross-Border Transfers) Regulations 2020, the Retirement Pensions (General Provisions of Supervision) Regulations 2020 and the Retirement Pensions (Transitional Provisions on Back-Office Administrators) Regulations 2020. Furthermore, the Pension Rules for Occupational Retirement Schemes have also been amended in order to complete the transposition of the IORP II Directive.
Rules Issued Under the Retirement Pensions Act, 2011
Pension Rules For Occupational Retirement Schemes
Part C Appendices to Pension Rules for Occupational Retirement Schemes
Pension Rules For Personal Retirement Schemes
Part C Appendices to Pension Rules for Personal Retirement Schemes
Pension Rules for Retirement Funds
Part C Appendices to Pension Rules for Retirement Funds
Pension Rules for Service Providers
Part E – Appendices to Pension Rules for Service Providers