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DECEMBER 17, 2021
Maltese retail investment funds would generally cope well under stressed market conditions, according to a study carried out by the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA). This study served as a follow up of the first liquidity stress testing exercise carried out by the MFSA in 2020. Althou ...
DECEMBER 15, 2021
Sustainable finance has been added as a supervisory priority for 2022 by the Malta Financial Services Authority, complementing others that remain unchanged since 2021. This year, the supervisory priorities were split into cross-sectoral and horizontal themes, in addition to those priorities that ...
NOVEMBER 24, 2021
Webinar compared American, European Commission and Maltese approaches to the sector A webinar on Crypto Assets Regulation was organised by the MFSA’s Financial Supervisors Academy allowing attendees to gain insight into the different approaches being considered by the American US Treasury and t ...
NOVEMBER 23, 2021
The importance of good corporate governance extends beyond regulatory requirements and may help to protect depositors, policyholders and investors, according to the Chief Officer for Supervision at the Malta Financial Services Authority, Christopher P. Buttigieg. He believes that well-managed and ...
NOVEMBER 22, 2021
The Malta Financial Services Authority is working closely with banks to ensure that they are able to recognise early warning signs of credit deterioration once COVID support measures are phased out. A number of measures were introduced by the Authorities to support the real economy but these coul ...
NOVEMBER 19, 2021
Proposals which would streamline EU Member States’ approach to anti-money-laundering and countering terrorism financing will be on the agenda at a two-day conference being organised by the Malta Financial Services Authority, in collaboration with its training arm, the Financial Supervisors Academy ...
NOVEMBER 17, 2021
The Malta Financial Services Authority on Tuesday issued 194 authorisations for practitioners to act as company service providers, nearly doubling the previously authorised population. The concept of authorisation for company service providers was introduced by a law enacted in 2013. However, thi ...
NOVEMBER 16, 2021
Further to previous communications by the Authority on the appointment of a competent person for Nemea Bank plc (‘the Entity’), and the withdrawal of the licence of the Entity, the Authority has appointed Mr Michael Spiteri Bailey (‘Controller’) pursuant to article 29(1)(h) of the Banking Ac ...
NOVEMBER 15, 2021
The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) has published its contribution to the growing literature on climate transition risk by estimating the short-term implications of the introduction of a hypothetical carbon taxation on the stability of the Maltese financial system. The research, conduct ...
NOVEMBER 12, 2021
MFSA Introduces New Application to License Crowdfunding Service Providers European Crowdfunding Service Providers are now able to provide crowdfunding services on a cross-border basis throughout the EU without needing to obtain separate authorisation in each Member State. This development is part ...