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SEPTEMBER 10, 2020
As part of a series of digital events which the MFSA is organising throughout September, the Authority today organised a webinar aimed at outlining the practical implications of Money Laundering Risks associated with Trustees and Company Service Providers. The webinar brought together the perspectiv ...
JULY 22, 2020
As of today, FinTech operators can apply to test their innovations within the MFSA’s FinTech Regulatory Sandbox, for a specified period of time and under certain prescribed conditions. The regulatory environment being created will further position the MFSA as a forward-looking Authority by providi ...
JUNE 30, 2020
The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) has released principle-based cross-sectoral guidelines for public consultation, in the areas of Technology Arrangements, ICT and Security Risk Management, and Outsourcing, setting out the Authority’s expectations. The Guidance document, titled Guida ...
JUNE 30, 2020
The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) has today launched an informative campaign to raise awareness about the different types of home insurance cover available to consumers. The term ‘home insurance’ is often used to refer to insurance that covers both the physical structure as well a ...
JUNE 24, 2020
The Malta Financial Services Authority today published a Shareholding Policy directed at Credit Institutions and Insurance Companies. The Policy sets out the MFSA’s assessment of shareholding structures of credit institutions and insurance companies and also the risk appetite in relation to the as ...
JUNE 04, 2020
As part of its continuing commitment to improve accountability and transparency, the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) today published a document articulating its approach to risk-based supervision. “This document serves to explain our risk-based approach to supervision, whilst clarifyi ...
JUNE 01, 2020
The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) and the Accountancy Board have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that establishes a framework for co-operation, mutual assistance and exchange of information between the two entities. “The MFSA looks forward to a closer collaboration ...
MAY 11, 2020
The Malta Financial Services Authority has today published its audited financial statements and annual report which looks back on the key areas of work and transformational projects undertaken by the organisation throughout 2019.  Highlights from the year under review include: The launch of th ...
APRIL 17, 2020
The MFSA is strongly encouraging banking customers to use phone or digital banking services offered by their preferred bank in order to minimise unnecessary visits to branches. Through a Circular issued earlier on today, the Authority explained that, due to the COVID-19 situation, banks in Malta ...
APRIL 16, 2020
The European Central Bank (ECB) today announced a temporary reduction in capital requirements for market risk, by allowing banks to adjust the supervisory component of these requirements. With this decision, the ECB is responding to the extraordinary levels of volatility recorded in financial mar ...