News Releases


NOVEMBER 03, 2022
Against a backdrop of ongoing digital transformation within the financial services landscape, the MFSA’s Financial Supervisors Academy organised the hybrid conference 'Financial Services of Tomorrow', with a focus on the regulatory approach towards technology-enabled financial innovation and Digit ...
NOVEMBER 01, 2022
Following a call for applications, the Malta Financial Services Authority has appointed Sorin Lazarescu as Head of Banking Supervision with effect from 16 January 2023. Mr Lazarescu will be taking over from David Eacott. ...
OCTOBER 14, 2022
The MFSA has a unique role in limiting the threats posed by financial crime, a role that it takes on by collaborating with government partners, other regulators, and the industry practitioners themselves, the MFSA’s Head of Financial Crime Compliance, Matthew Scicluna stated. Mr Scicluna was ad ...
SEPTEMBER 01, 2022
The Board of Governors of the Malta Financial Services Authority has appointed Chief Officer Enforcement Dr Michelle Mizzi Buontempo as the Acting CEO of the Authority with effect from 9 September 2022. She will be taking over from Mr Joseph Gavin who is stepping down, as announced on 5 August 2022. ...
AUGUST 26, 2022
The MFSA announces with regret the sudden passing away of Dr Carmel Cascun, a Board Governor of the MFSA since February 2021. The Board of Governors, management and staff express their condolences to his family. ...
AUGUST 05, 2022
Following his recent absence for medical reasons, Chief Executive Officer Joseph Gavin has decided to retire early and will be stepping down as CEO of the MFSA later this year. ...
AUGUST 05, 2022
The MFSA has today launched its Corporate Governance Code for MFSA authorised entities. The Code provides a list of guiding principles, complemented with supporting provisions and its application is based on the principle of proportionality. These principles are designed to enhance the legal, ins ...
AUGUST 05, 2022
The Authority is looking into alleged money exchange activities being undertaken by entities, especially in tourist locations, which might require prior authorisation by the MFSA. These activities vary from retail outlets that accept payments in foreign currencies to physical exchange of foreign ...
JULY 27, 2022
With reference to the news release issued on 15 June 2022, the MFSA would like to advise that its CEO, Mr Joseph Gavin, will resume his role with effect from 28 July 2022. The Authority would like to thank Chief Officer Enforcement, Dr Michelle Mizzi Buontempo, for taking up the role of Act ...
JUNE 22, 2022
Over the past few years, the MFSA has pursued a strategic vision that builds upon and supports the sustainable growth and resilience of the financial services sector in Malta. In its Annual Report and Financial Statements for 2021, issued today, the Authority said that the sector continued to per ...