Circulars and Notes for Information


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DateSubject
2019-03-22Circular to Credit Institutions and branches on changes on submissions of ITS on Supervisory Reporting data
2019-03-22Publication of a new Credit Intermediaries’ Rule
2019-02-13Circular to Applicants who are required to complete a Personal Questionnaire
2019-02-07Circular to Credit Institutions on Annex 2C of Banking Rule BR/12 and Banking Rule BR/15
2019-02-07Circular to Financial Institutions on Banking Rule BR/14
2019-02-04Circular to Credit Institutions on Banking Rule BR/14
2019-01-11Circular to Credit Institutions on Banking Rule BR/09
2018-12-10Circular relating to the submission of online Personal Questionnaires
Personal Questionnaire Template
2018-11-27Circular to Credit Institutions on the distribution of dividends
2018-11-14Circular to Credit Institutions including branches on the revised Draft ITS on Supervisory Reporting
2018-11-01Circular to Licence Holders and Applicants who are being proposed to hold a position which requires the MFSA’s prior approval
2018-10-22Circular to Credit Institutions on Banking Rule BR/11
2018-09-14Circular to Licence Holders and Applicants for a Licence proposing individuals for an Approved Position
2018-04-10Update to Circular to Payment Institutions and Electronic Money Institutions on the ongoing own funds requirements
2018-03-05Circular to the financial services industry on changes to Banking Rule 16
2018-02-19Circular to the financial services industry on changes to Banking Rule 13
2018-02-16Circular to Credit Institutions including branches on the revised Draft ITS on Supervisory Reporting Templates
2018-01-05Circular to Credit Institutions
2017-11-07Circular to Payment Institutions and Electronic Money Institutions on the ongoing own funds requirements
2017-04-05Circular on the Draft Implementing Technical Standards (ITS) requirements with regards to IT solutions for the submission of supervisory reporting from credit institutions to the Authority
2017-03-09Circular – Directive 2014/95/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 October 2014 amending Directive 2013/34/EU as regards disclosure of non-financial and diversity information by certain large undertakings and groups
2017-01-26Circular to the Market - Assessment Required Prior To Proposing Individuals for Approved Positions
2016-12-27Statement of Decision on the Methodology for the Identification of other Systemically Important Institutions and the related capital buffer calibration
2016-10-20Circular related to the consultation process on the proposed amendments to Banking Rule 09 under the Banking Act 1994 - Extension of Consultation Period
2016-10-13Circular to Credit Institutions on EBA Q&A Updates (2)
2016-09-30Circular to Credit Institutions on the consultation on proposed amendments to Banking Rule 09 under the Banking Act 1994
2016-09-12Circular to Payment Services Providers on EBA Consultation Paper on draft Regulatory Technical Standards specifying the requirements on authentication and communication under PSD2
2016-09-02Circular to Credit Institutions including branches on the revised FINREP templates and revised templates for the Delegated Act on LCR
2016-08-09Circular to Credit Institutions on Annex 2B of Banking Rule BR/12
2016-08-08Circular regarding an EU Consultation document on Review of Macro-Prudential Policy Framework
2016-07-07Circular to Credit Institutions on EBA Q&A Updates
2016-07-04Circular to applicants for financial services authorisations
2016-04-06Circular to Credit Institutions on AMM reporting and revised Supervisory Reporting Templates
2016-01-29Circular to Credit Institutions on Banking Rule BR/16
2016-01-14Circular to institutions offering account servicing, payment initiation and account information services as defined in the PSD2
Questionnaire for ASPSPs
Questionnaire for PISPs and/or AISPs
2015-12-16Consultation Document – Call for Evidence – EU Regulatory Framework for Financial Services
2015-12-01Circular to Credit Institutions on the disclosure of the Institution-Specific Countercyclical Capital Buffer in terms of Article 440 of Regulation (EU) No 575/2013
2015-11-10Circular regarding Variable Remuneration in respect of FY 2015
2015-10-20Circular to the financial services industry on the revised Personal Questionnaire
2015-10-20Circular to Credit Institutions on the treatment of central bank reserves with regards to the Liquidity Coverage Requirement (LCR)
2015-10-14Circular to Credit Institutions on LCR DA reporting and revised Supervisory Reporting Templates
2015-09-17Circular to Institutions on the submission of a Recovery Plan Document
2015-09-03Circular to Credit Institutions including branches on an update to Supervisory Reporting Templates
2015-08-26Circular to Financial Institutions on the submission of supervisory data through the MFSA Web Portal
2015-08-07Circular to Credit, Payment and Electronic Money Institutions on Financial Institutions Rule FIR/04
2015-07-20Circular to Credit Institutions on the reporting relating to Additional Liquidity Monitoring Metrics
2015-06-05Circular on the General Reporting Instructions relating to the Funding Plans, Additional Liquidity Monitoring Metrics, and revised COREP& FINREP templates
2015-05-18Circular addressed to the Financial Services Industry on the Application of the Calculation Methods of Capital Adequacy Requirements for Financial Conglomerates
2015-04-22Circular to credit institutions on the Supervisory Reporting Requirements Webpage and the Draft ITS on Supervisory Reporting
2015-04-20Circular on the conditions under which credit institutions are permitted to include interim or year-end profits in Common Equity Tier 1 (CET1) capital
2015-03-02Guidance on the coming into force of the capital conservation buffer
2015-02-27Circular to credit institutions including branches on the resubmissions of COREP/FINREP templates through the MFSA Web Portal
2015-02-04Circular to the financial services industry on the issue of the PRIIPS Regulation
2015-01-27Circular to Credit Institutions on Banking Rule BR15
2015-01-23Circular to Credit Institutions and Financial Institutions Licensed in terms of Schedule 2 and 3 of the Financial Institutions Act on the EBA Guidelines on the Security of Internet Payments
2014-12-31Circular to Credit Institutions on Banking Rule BR/12
2014-12-31Circular to Credit Institutions on Banking Rule BR/16
2014-12-18Circular to credit institutions including branches on the Draft Implementing Technical Standard (ITS) on Supervisory Reporting regarding Asset Encumbrance templates and revisions to COREP/FINREP templates
Asset Encumbrance Individual
Asset Encumbrance Consolidated
2014-11-26Circular to Credit Institutions on the Delegated Act on Liquidity
2014-11-07Circular to Credit Institutions on the postponement of the coming into force of the Liquidity Coverage Ratio (LCR)
2014-11-03Circular to Credit Institutions on Banking Rule BR/07
2014-10-03Circular to credit institutions on the Draft Implementing Technical Standard (ITS) on Supervisory Reporting regarding Revised COREP templates
Annex I - Own Funds Templates (Revised on 18/12/2014)
Annex VIII - Large Exposures TemplatesAnnex XII - Liquidity Templates

The COREP templates above are also available in macro-enabled format with a built-in ‘Find and replace’ feature. Institutions opting to utilise this feature can obtain this set of templates by contacting Ms Caroline Porter on cporter@mfsa.com.mt. Please note that this set of templates is saved in .xlsm format. Prior to submitting this particular set through the MFSA web portal, reporting agents are requested to save files in .xlsx format. Submissions in any other format, will be rejected.
2014-09-19Circular to credit institutions including branches on the Draft Implementing Technical Standard (ITS) on Supervisory Reporting regarding Financial Reporting (FINREP) templates.
FINREP Individual (revised on 18/12/2014)
FINREP Consolidated (revised on 18/12/2014)
FINREP Instructions

The FINREP templates above are also available in macro-enabled format with a built-in ‘Find and replace’ feature. Institutions opting to utilise this feature can obtain this set of templates by contacting Ms C Porter on cporter@mfsa.com.mt. Please note that this set of templates is saved in .xlsm format.  Prior to submitting this particular set through the MFSA web portal, reporting agents are requested to save files in .xlsx format. Submissions in any other format, will be rejected.

2014-09-05Circular to credit institutions on Developments in relation to the Draft Implementing Technical Standard (ITS) on Supervisory Reporting including both the Common Reporting (COREP) and Financial Reporting (FINREP) Frameworks.
2014-06-03An Update to the Investment Services and Banking Industries on Common Equity Tier 1 (CET1) capital instruments
2014-05-12Circular to credit institutions on Transitional Provisions for Own Funds
2014-04-23Amendment to Circular to credit institutions on the Draft Implementing Technical Standards (ITS) with regards to supervisory reporting, excluding reporting on Asset Encumbrance and Financial Information (FINREP) issued on 28 March 2014.
2014-03-28Circular to credit institutions on the Draft Implementing Technical Standards (ITS) with regards to supervisory reporting, excluding reporting on Asset Encumbrance and Financial Information (FINREP)
Annex I - Own Funds Templates
Annex VI - Losses stemming from IPL
Annex VIII - Large Exposures Templates
Annex X - Leverage Ratio Templates
Annex XII - Liquidity Templates
2014-03-12Circular to the Financial Services Industry on the Publication of Revised MFSA Rule 1 of 2012 on Foreign Currency Lending
2013-12-31Circular to the Banking Sector on the Amendments to Banking Rule BR/09 ‘Measures Addressing Credit Risks arising from the Assessment of the Quality of Asset Portfolios of Credit Institutions Authorised under the Banking Act 1994
2013-06-27Circular to the financial services industry regarding the CRD IV Package
2012-05-16Applicants for a Credit Institution licence in terms of the Banking Act, Cap 371
2012-02-13Applicants for authorisation as Credit Institutions and Insurance Companies