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.