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MARCH 28, 2019
In the light of developments related to the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union, the MFSA announces that it will be issuing further communication on a number of aspects involving the carrying out of activities by the relevant stakeholders in the financial services sector. This c ...
MARCH 27, 2019
The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) and the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU) have jointly published a Consultation Document on Guidance for Credit Institutions, Payment Providers and Electronic Money Institutions which have the capacity to open accounts for persons utilising fin ...
MARCH 15, 2019
Today the Malta Financial Services Authority joins a number of local and international organisations in celebrating World Consumer Rights Day, a yearly occasion which serves to highlight and raise awareness on the rights of consumers around the world. The MFSA is celebrating this day by highlight ...
MARCH 11, 2019
The Malta Financial Services Authority (‘MFSA’) is partnering up with CipherTrace Compliance Monitoring to monitor and manage business risks related to Malta licensed virtual asset businesses and cryptocurrencies. The CipherTrace Compliance Monitoring solution continuously rates the risks of cry ...
MARCH 01, 2019
The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) welcomes the IMF’s recommendations, including those made on the Authority’s proposed new organisational structure. As a result, a dedicated Enforcement Decisions Committee and a Regulatory Committee, both of which will be composed of independent expe ...
FEBRUARY 28, 2019
On its way to becoming a leading jurisdiction which regulates virtual financial assets and blockchain technology, the Malta Financial Services Authority is investing in supervisory and regulatory technology to ensure it can effectively oversee business in this emerging sector. Supporting this invest ...
FEBRUARY 28, 2019
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has today published a Financial System Stability Assessment Report summarising the findings of its assessment of Malta’s financial sectorknown as the Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP). The report will be followed by the publication of Technical Notes ...
FEBRUARY 26, 2019
Speaking at the 3rd Annual Fintech and Regulation Conference in Brussels, MFSA Chief Executive Officer Joseph Cuschieri announced the formation of an Academy of Excellence for Financial Supervisors with the objective of training young and upcoming supervisors, as well as giving experienced professio ...
FEBRUARY 25, 2019
Following the publication of Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 of the Virtual Financial Assets Rulebook, the MFSA has today published, Chapter 3 of the Virtual Financial Assets Rulebook: Virtual Financial Assets Rules for VFA Service Providers and a corresponding Circular. The publication of the rules appl ...
FEBRUARY 08, 2019
The financial services industry is undergoing a digital transformation, introducing innovative products, services and organisational forms. Yet, while recent technological advancements such as distributed ledger technology foster innovation within the financial services industry, they also introduce ...