Malta Financial Services Authority Act The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) is the single regulator of financial
services in Malta and also the Resolution Authority.
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Malta Financial Services Authority Act

The MFSA regulates banking, financial institutions, payment institutions, insurance companies and insurance intermediaries, investment services companies and collective investment schemes, securities markets, recognised investment exchanges, trust management companies, company services providers and pension schemes. Since 2018, it is also responsible for regulating Virtual Financial Assets.

The MFSA was set up through an Act of Parliament (Chapter 330 of the Laws of Malta) and its main functions include the protection of consumers, integrity of financial markets, financial stability and the supervision of all financial services activities. The MFSA also holds an advisory role to Government in the formulation of policies on matters relating to the financial services industry. In the carrying out of its functions, the MFSA collaborates closely with local and international institutions.

Malta Financial Services Authority Act

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

Subsidiary Legislation

Subsidiary Legislation

S.L. 330.04 – Notice of Relevant Date Order

S.L. 330.06 – Financial Conglomerates Regulations

S.L. 330.07 – Distance Selling (Retail Financial Services) Regulations

S.L. 330.08 – Financial Services Tribunal (Fees) Regulations

S.L. 330.09 – Recovery and Resolution Regulations

L.N. 196 of 2022 – Recovery and Resolution (Amendment) Regulations, 2022 – Commencement Notice

S.L. 330.10 – Malta Financial Services Authority Act (Indices used as benchmarks in financial instruments and financial contracts or to measure the performance of investment funds) Regulations

S.L. 330.11 – Malta Financial Services Authority Act (Transparency of securities financing transactions and of reuse) Regulations

S.L. 330.12 – Financial Markets Act (MiFID and MiFIR Administrative Penalties, Measures and Investigatory Powers) Regulations

L.N. 137 of 2022 – Financial Markets Act (MiFID and MiFIR Administrative Penalties, Measures and Investigatory Powers) (Amendment) Regulations, 2022

User Guidelines – L.N. 137 of 2022

S.L. 330.13 – Markets in Financial Instruments Regulations

S.L. 330.14 – Malta Financial Services Authority Act (Securitisation) Regulations

S.L. 330.15 – Malta Financial  Services  Authority  Act (European  Crowdfunding  Service Providers for Business) Regulations

L.N. 230 of 2022 – Malta Financial Services Authority Act (European Crowdfunding Service Providers for Business) (Fees) Regulations, 2022

L.N. 133 of 2022 – Malta Financial Services Authority Act (Pan-European Personal Pension Product (PEPP)) Regulations, 2022

L.N. 197 of 2022 – Malta Financial Services Authority Act (Pan-European Personal Pension Product (PEPP)) Regulations, 2022 – Commencement Notice

L.N. 176 of 2022 – Malta Financial Services Authority Act (Consumer Protection Cooperation) Regulations, 2022

L.N. 178 of 2022 – Malta Financial Services Authority Act (Packaged Retail and Insurance-Based Investment Products (PRIIPs)) Regulations, 2022