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MAY 16, 2019
The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Institute of Directors UK and their local Chapter, the Institute of Directors Malta Branch, setting up a joint initiative to improve Director education and standards, Director Certification and Corp ...
MAY 15, 2019
Following an extensive consultation with key stakeholders, the MFSA has finalised its FinTech Strategy, a key document in the Authority’s efforts to position Malta as a global FinTech Hub. The MFSA has also published a feedback statement highlighting the feedback received. The key points identifi ...
MAY 14, 2019
The Malta Financial Services Authority has registered nine VFA Agents under the Virtual Financial Assets Act. VFA Agents will be assisting issuers and service providers under the Virtual Financial Assets Act, and will be making applications to the MFSA on their behalf. This announcement follows the ...
MAY 09, 2019
In line with the MFSA’s Vision 2021, and its commitment to engage better with financial services practitioners, the MFSA organised a briefing session focusing on the Authority’s recent changes in the organisational structure, its supervisory priorities and service improvements in the authorisati ...
MAY 07, 2019
The MFSA is launching a new technological tool which will see a significant change in how the Authority processes prudential and financial information submitted by banks. The launch of this new tool was presented by officials from MFSA’s Banking Supervision during a seminar for banks organised by ...
APRIL 25, 2019
The MFSA has issued a guidance note to the public to address the risks associated with investments in crypto assets. As part of its responsibility towards safeguarding consumer protection, the MFSA is providing useful and easy to read information on crypto-currency investments through this guidance ...
APRIL 12, 2019
Over the past months, Malta became the first jurisdiction to regulate the crypto asset sphere, with the MFSA recently issuing in-principle registrations for the first VFA Agents. The Authority is renewing its commitment to enhance Malta’s reputation as the Blockchain Island and this necessitates a ...
APRIL 05, 2019
Following the recent announcement by the Ministry of Finance regarding the launch the Home Equity Release for pensioners, MFSA is issuing a set of Q&As aimed at informing the public, whilst outlining the timeframes related to the launch of the applicable regulatory framework. 10 things you ne ...
APRIL 02, 2019
The MFSA has today issued the in-principle approvals for registration of fourteen VFA Agents, which applied for registration in November 2018. VFA Agents will be assisting issuers and services providers under the Virtual Financial Assets Act, and will be making applications to the MFSA on their b ...
MARCH 29, 2019
This week, Parliament approved financial services legislative amendments aiming to [i] Strengthen the Authority’s governance structures, [ii] Support the Authority’s focus on financial crime compliance, higher supervisory standards, risk management, and innovation [iii] Increase efficiency: stre ...