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FEBRUARY 05, 2021
Over 300 Tied Insurance Intermediaries participated in a webinar on the regulatory requirements that they are subject to.  The webinar is part of the MFSA’s ongoing stakeholder outreach, which has gone unabated, despite the ongoing pandemic. Upon introducing the webinar, Emily Benson, Head of ...
JANUARY 28, 2021
On 28 January 2021, the Malta Financial Services Authority issued the third volume of ‘The Nature and Art of Financial Supervision’ series, focusing on ICT Risk and Cybersecurity Supervision. This document provides background on ICT risk and cybersecurity, including the applicable legal and r ...
JANUARY 15, 2021
Customer Account Fees - CBM and MFSA ongoing discussions with HSBC Bank Malta plc. The Central Bank of Malta and the Malta Financial Services Authority have today held a joint meeting to discuss HSBC Bank Malta plc’s (‘HSBC’) recent announcement on changes to their customer account fee stru ...
JANUARY 13, 2021
As communicated by Public Notice 30-2018 on 22 March 2018, the Authority appointed a competent person in terms of Article 29(1)(c) and (d) of the Banking Act (Chapter 371 of the Laws of Malta) and Article 15A(1)(b) and (c) of the Investment Services Act (Chapter 370 of the Laws of Malta) for Pilatus ...
DECEMBER 23, 2020
The Malta Financial Services Authority has today issued the second Volume of the publication “The Nature and Art of Financial Supervision”. This publication focuses on supervision in the Virtual Financial Assets (‘VFA’) sector  providing an overview of the VFA Framework and how it is being ...
DECEMBER 17, 2020
Today, the Malta Financial Services Authority published its Supervisory Priorities for 2021. This detailed document provides updates on the areas of focus which had been identified for 2020 and sets out the priorities for the upcoming year. Five cross-sectoral priorities have been identified, nam ...
DECEMBER 01, 2020
The MFSA today launched a Consultation Document focusing on specific new areas of the proposed updated Rules for Company Service Providers. The updates follow  the amendments made to the Company Service Providers Act (Cap 529 of the Laws of Malta), which was passed by Parliament as Act No. L of 202 ...
NOVEMBER 26, 2020
On 25 November 2020, the Malta Financial Services Authority received the report of the Board of Review, which had been appointed by the Board of Governors on 3 November 2020 to carry out the necessary verifications regarding a possible breach of ethics by Mr Joseph Cuschieri and Dr Edwina Licari. On ...
NOVEMBER 19, 2020
The MFSA has been officially recognised as a member of the Global Financial Innovation Network (‘GFIN’). The Authority looks forward to contributing to the GFIN’s overall discussion and its various workstreams in achieving its objectives of fostering innovation by sharing knowledge and expe ...
NOVEMBER 13, 2020
The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) has today issued the first Volume of the publication “The Nature and Art of Financial Supervision”. This publication, which is the first in a series of sector-specific publications from the Authority’s Supervision Directorate, describes how the MFS ...