The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) is the single regulator
for financial services activities in Malta. It regulates and supervises credit and
financial institutions, investment, trust and insurance business and also houses
the country's Companies Registry. The MFSA issues guidance notes, monitors local
and international developments, works with relevant parties on legislative matters,
and plays a major role in training. It encourages high standards of compliance and
runs a consumer affairs unit.