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JULY 30, 2019
As part of the MFSA’s efforts to engage with its stakeholders more effectively and encourage FinTech innovation, a consultation workshop was held by FinanceMalta in collaboration with the MFSA earlier today.  The workshop was held following the publication of Pillar 1 – Regulations Consultation ...
JULY 22, 2019
The Malta Financial Services Authority has published a Consultation Document on the provision of Independent Compliant Audits, with the aim of strengthening its supervisory engagement, better achieving its statutory objectives, as well as safeguarding the interest of consumers and the reputation of ...
JULY 19, 2019
The MFSA has today launched a Consultation Paper on Security Token Offering (STO) as a first and important step in the revision of the regulatory framework behind capital markets in Malta.  In line with the MFSA’s Vision 2021, the proposed STO Policy takes into consideration the evolving needs of ...
JULY 10, 2019
The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) has today published its Annual Report and Financial Statements for the year ending 31 December 2018. Apart from providing an overview of the activities and work carried out by the MFSA, together with details about the industry’s performance last year, ...
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 ...
JULY 02, 2019
The Malta Financial Services Authority is today issuing a Guidance on the Fitness and Properness Assessments applied by the Authority. In assessing fitness and properness, the MFSA assesses: [i] competence; [ii] reputation; [iii] solvency [iv] conflicts of interest and independence of mind; and [ ...
JUNE 28, 2019
As part of a continuous effort to strengthen supervision and compliance in the fight against financial crime, the MFSA has established a strengthened Financial Crime team. To this effect, the MFSA’s current resources have been augmented by a team of experts provided by the US-based consultancy fir ...
JUNE 18, 2019
The Malta Financial Services Authority (‘MFSA’) and the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (‘FIAU’) have, today, published a Guidance Document for Credit Institutions, Payment Institutions and Electronic Money Institutions opening accounts for FinTechs. This will support innovation within ...
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 30, 2019
As part of its commitment to engage further with stakeholders, the Authorisation function within MFSA has today launched a survey to gauge interested parties’ experience in dealing with the Department and the MFSA. Licence Holders, Applicants for a licence and Advisors are encouraged to partici ...