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OCTOBER 12, 2004
In these last few days, the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) has received a number of reports from the general public regarding what appears to be a new wave of spam emails which seem to originate from international financial entities such as bank or credit card companies. These emails urge ...
SEPTEMBER 13, 2004
The Malta Financial Services Authority has organised a conference to mark Malta’s successful ten-year programme of building an onshore jurisdiction in the EU mainstream. Ten years ago, a major reform in legislation led to the setting up of the Malta Financial Services Centre, now the Malta Fina ...
JULY 30, 2004
The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) reminds the public that only licensed persons and institutions are authorised to provide financial services and give investment advice. A list of licensed entities can be viewed on the MFSA website at www.mfsa.mt. The public can also verify whether a per ...
NOVEMBER 21, 2003
The MFSA is pleased to announce that it has issued its directives setting out the registration and regulatory requirements applicable to Retirement Schemes, Retirement Funds and their service-providers under the Special Funds (Regulation) Act, 2002. The directives may be viewed and downloaded from t ...
OCTOBER 22, 2003
In recent weeks, there has been an increase in the number of advertisements in the local media promoting financial products and services. Some of these adverts have portrayed “headline” benefits, some of which guaranteeing returns of up to 5 or 6% whilst stating that capital is also guaranteed i ...
AUGUST 22, 2002
If you have been contacted by someone from Nigeria asking for your help in transferring money out of the country, then you are one of thousands of people all over the world who have been targeted by what is sometimes called the “Nigerian letter scam” or “Nigerian advance fee fraud”. Although ...