Key Functions


  • Regulate and supervise the conduct of the financial services industry in Malta.
  • Help protect the interests of consumers and investors.
  • Encourage the highest possible standards of behaviour in the financial services industry.
  • Provide regular information on local and global developments affecting the finance industry.
  • Encourage and support initiatives to improve standards of education and training in Malta’s financial services industry.
  • Carry out due diligence prior to issuing licenses to businesses involved in banking, investments, insurance, pensions and stock broking.
  • Carry out regular and proper inspections of licensed financial services business.
  • Publish guidance notes and directives to the financial services industry and to professional advisers to it.
  • Advise and assist, as appropriate, approved incoming finance businesses to settle in Malta and contribute to national economic well-being.
  • Communicate and liaise with national, international and supranational organisations involved in combating financial crime.
  • Communicate with national and international media in order to demonstrate Malta’s commitment to global best practice and enhance its international reputation.
  • Propose the improvement of existing legislation or the creation of new legislation.
  • Manage Malta’s Registry of Companies.