31.01.2019

Fintech

A Status Update on the Virtual Financial Services Framework

The Malta Financial Services Authority (the ‘MFSA’) have published a circular with a status update on the VFA Framework.

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31.01.2019

Fund Formation and Management

Important Update on UCITS and AIF Depository Rules

The MFSA has issued a circular to Collective Investment Schemes and Depositories notifying them of upcoming changes covering the legal requirements of custodians under the UCITS and AIFMD Directives.

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17.01.2019

Fund Formation and Management

UK FCA Temporary Permissions Regime

The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) is drawing the attention of fund managers and investment firms licensed in Malta (Maltese Licensed Entities) that are currently passporting into the UK that they need to apply to the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) under the Temporary Permissions Regime (TPR) so that they may carry on conducting their business within

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05.10.2018

Fintech

DLT Legislation

Over the past year, the main stakeholders of Malta, including its political parties, parliament, government, and the financial, corporate and technological

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07.09.2018

Fintech

Consultation Paper on the VFA Rules

The Malta Financial Service Authority (MFSA) has recently published a consultation document on the Virtual Financial Assets (VFA) rules for VFA providers. This consultation, published on 31 August 2018......

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02.08.2018

Fintech

MFSA’s rules for Virtual Financial Assets Agents

The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) is currently preparing the rules underpinning and substantiating the Virtual Financial Assets (VFA) Act and the VFA Regulations.

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19.07.2018

Corporate

The impact of the Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive

The 5th Anti-Money laundering directive has been adopted and entered into force on 9 July 2018 and should be fully implemented into national law by the various Member States into their national legislation by 10 January 2020

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19.07.2018

Fintech

Malta Blazes Trail with Three DLT Bills

Malta’s efforts to become the first country to set up a comprehensive legislative infrastructure for virtual currencies and distributed ledger technology have moved up a notch.

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11.06.2018

Capital Markets

Securitization - Pros & Cons

Securitization is a financial process that takes an asset of some kind and turns it into a security, which is a tradeable financial asset...

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25.05.2018

Fintech

Malta publishes its new DLT Bills

The Maltese government published three bills on the regulation of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) and Virtual Currencies (VCs) on 22 May 2018.

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