In this section you will find the Acts of Parliament which lays down the framework of the regulatory regime applicable to financial services entities. These provide for the regulatory structure for the supervision of these entities and include, amongst others, the powers of the Authority to grant, refuse, cancel and suspend licences issued and to impose sanctions on regulated entities in specific circumstances. These would also contain enabling clauses allowing the Minister responsible for the regulation of financial services to issue subsidiary legislation as well as the MFSA, as competent authority, to issue Rules to further supplement the provisions in the main Act. For ease of reference, legislation has been grouped by industry. Each section includes: main legislation and subsidiary legislation.

Sector-specific legislation pertaining to the various sectors that fall within the MFSA’s remit can be found in the respective sector’s page: https://www.mfsa.mt/our-work/.

Malta Financial Services Authority

The MFSA is a public authority set up by special Act of Parliament, establishing it as the single regulator for financial services in Malta.

Related Legislation

Company Law

A list of legal documents pertaining to the legislation under which the formation, registration or incorporation, governance, and dissolution of a firm is administered and controlled.


The Malta tax system and its extensive double tax treaty network means that, with proper planning and structuring, investors can achieve considerable fiscal efficiency using Malta as a base.