The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) regulates the financial services sector in Malta. Its aim is to strengthen Malta’s position as a progressive financial centre by implementing regulation that fosters innovation, supports new technologies and enables the industry to develop new products and services within a sound regulatory environment.
The MFSA regulates a broad range of firms including credit institutions, financial and electronic money institutions, securities and investment services companies, trading venues, insurance companies, pension schemes, trustees, virtual financial assets and FINTECH in general. The MFSA is also the Listing Authority and the Resolution Authority in Malta.
The MFSA strives to ensure that rules and regulations are flexible enough to move quickly alongside changing business models without compromising the highest standards of consumer protection. As a risk-based regulator, the MFSA’s approach to regulation and supervision is based on clear principles and proportionate to the size and nature of the business. Companies operating in and out of Malta are required to adhere to industry’s best practice on an on-going basis. The MFSA’s vision is to maintain fair, efficient and transparent financial markets.