The Central Bank of Malta

The Central Bank of Malta (the Bank) was established by the Central Bank of Malta Act (the Act) on 17th April 1968. On 1st May 2004 the Bank joined the European System of Central Banks (ESCB) and on 1st January 2008 it became part of the Eurosystem…

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The Malta Financial Services Authority

On the 1st January 2002, the banking regulatory and supervisory function was transferred from the Central Bank of Malta to the then Malta Financial Services Centre. Subsequently, on the 1st October 2002, the MFSC became the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA)…

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The Joint Financial Stability Board

At the domestic level, the Central Bank of Malta collaborates very closely with the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA), on a day-to-day level on financial stability issues and, where relevant, with the Ministry for Finance (MFIN). To foster this collaboration…

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Financial Analysis Intelligence Unit

The Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (the Unit) is a government agency established under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (Cap 373 of the Laws of Malta – the Act). It is the entity responsible for the collection, collation, processing, analysis and dissemination of information…

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Depositor Compensation Scheme

The Depositor Compensation Scheme (the Scheme) established in terms of L.N. 383 of 2015 which transposed EU Directive 2014/49/EU on deposit guarantee schemes, builds and maintains a rescue fund for the payment of possible claims by depositors of a failed bank…

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Banking Union

The need for a banking union emerged from the financial crisis of 2008 and the subsequent sovereign debt crisis. In response to this, the European Commission pursued a number of initiatives to create a safer financial sector for the single market…

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