News Releases


MAY 13, 2022
The integration of Anti-Money Laundering / Combatting the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) into the supervisory priorities of the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) has yielded positive results, its Deputy Head of Financial Crime Compliance, Matthew Scicluna, said recently. Mr Scicluna was ...
MAY 10, 2022
Compliance officers and Money Laundering Reporting Officers require specific investigative skills and an analytic approach to complement their academic qualifications, the Chief Officer Supervision of the Malta Financial Services Authority, Dr Christopher Buttigieg, explained. Dr Buttigieg also s ...
MAY 09, 2022
The Malta Financial Services Authority has published a Guidance Note outlining the principles and processes it would use when calculating an administrative penalty for breaches of regulatory requirements. Although the information in the Guidance Note is not binding on the Authority, it clearly ou ...
MAY 06, 2022
All listed entities which intended to submit their annual reports electronically by the end of April managed to do so successfully, the first time that this has been done in Malta. The obligation to prepare annual reports electronically was imposed by the European Single Electronic Format (ESEF) ...
MAY 05, 2022
A Capital Markets Supervision Function has been established within the Malta Financial Services Authority as of 1 May 2022. The newly set up function within the MFSA’s Supervisory Directorate is intended to bring a fresh focus to the markets and listing space, and will drive the implementation of ...
APRIL 19, 2022
In line with its commitment to protect and educate consumers of financial services, the MFSA has launched an information campaign on insurance-based investment products (IBIPs). Given the rising popularity of these financial instruments, the campaign aims to provide consumers with essential infor ...
APRIL 18, 2022
This article appeared on the Sunday Times of Malta dated 17 April 2022. July 2022 marks the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the MFSA as the single regulatory authority for financial services. Building on foundations that have been re-shaped by EU accession and global regulation post-f ...
APRIL 06, 2022
Sustainable finance plays a crucial role in the transition to a sustainable future, MFSA Chief Officer Supervision Christopher Buttigieg said. He was speaking recently during a webinar organised by the Financial Supervisors Academy (FSA) on the topic of Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation ( ...
MARCH 24, 2022
The Financial Supervisors Academy (FSA) is holding a webinar on the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR), the first in a string of events launched by the FSA for 2022. The webinar is taking place on 29 March at 10:00H-14:00H, and will tackle a major trend in finance right now: respons ...
MARCH 08, 2022
Challenging why corporate structures were set up with complex vehicles was highlighted as one of the most important aspects in the analysis of ultimate beneficial ownership, which should never become a mere “box-ticking exercise”, the deputy head of Conduct Supervision at the Malta Financial Ser ...