The Malta Financial Services Authority has requested that, with immediate effect, for an interim period and until otherwise communicated, all documentation submitted to the MFSA should be sent electronically, as part of the regulator’s COVID-19 contingency and business continuity planning.
The Authority reserves the right to ask for copies by mail/courier following the receipt of the email containing the scanned documentation. Original signed documents, certified true copies and any other documentation that is ordinarily submitted to the Authority in physical format will be expected to be submitted retrospectively at a future date, as and when communicated by the MFSA.
Similarly, the MFSA shall be submitting all documentation including, but not limited to, documents related to authorisations, supervision and enforcement electronically. Original signed documents will be dispatched at a future date.
Furthermore, payment for applications, authorisations and ongoing licence fees are to be submitted to the MFSA by means of bank transfer.
Further information can be obtained from the MFSA’s Circular on the subject which can be accessed through this link.
The MFSA has introduced such measures in order to ensure business continuity in these unprecedented times and calls on the co-operation of all persons and entities who are licensed, registered, enrolled, recognised or authorised in any other form by the MFSA, as well as applicants and prospective applicants.