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2019-04-1217-2019FinTech and Blockchain: MFSA trains teachers and job advisers to ensure local talent is future readyPress Release
2019-04-0516-2019MFSA updates consumer on Home Equity Release SchemePress Release
2019-04-0215-2019MFSA issues in-principle approvals for 14 VFA AgentsPress Release
2019-03-2914-2019New Organisational Structure for more Supervisory Efficacy and EffectivenessPress Release
New MFSA organisational structure
2019-03-2813-2019MFSA updates industry on Temporary measures in the event of a “no-deal” BrexitPress Release
2019-03-2712-2019MFSA and FIAU launch Consultation on Guidance to Credit and Financial Institutions opening accounts for FinTechsPress Release
2019-03-1511-2019MFSA celebrates World Consumer Rights Day with the launch of a consumer education campaign on the transparency of bank feesPress Release
2019-03-1110-2019Malta Financial Services Authority Partners with Ciphertrace for Virtual Asset Business CompliancePress Release
2019-03-0109-2019MFSA implements IMF's recommendationsPress Release
2019-02-2808-2019Over 20 VFA Agent Applicants attend MFSA Training on Risk Management and Supervisory TechnologyPress Release
2019-02-2807-2019Publication of Malta’s Financial System Stability Assessment (FSSA) Report by the International Monetary FundPress Release
2019-02-2606-2019MFSA continues to establish Malta as a FinTech Hub with plans to launch Academy of Financial SupervisorsPress Release
CEO Speech
Dr Christopher Buttigieg Interview
2019-02-2505-2019Publication of the Virtual Financial Assets Rules for VFA Service ProvidersPress Release
2019-02-0804-2019MFSA consults on Cybersecurity to implement solutions which mitigate threatsPress Release
2019-02-0403-2019MFSA published its Prudential and Conduct Anti-Money Laundering / Countering Financing of Terrorism Supervisory StrategyPress Release
MFSA AML/CFT Strategy
2019-01-3102-2019MFSA launches Vision 2021Vision 2021
Press Release - EN
Press Release - MT
FinTech Strategy - Consultation Document
Corporate Video
2019-01-23Update on SatabankUpdate on Satabank
2019-01-1401-2019MFSA develops online platform for Trusts Register and holds information sessionsMFSA develops online platform for Trusts Register and holds information sessions
2018-12-2730-2018MFSA staff collects 2,500 euro from Bake Sale for Karl Vella FoundationMedia Release
Event Photo
2018-12-0729-2018Basic Payment Account – Your right to Basic Banking ServicesMedia Release
Informative Clip EN
Informative Clip MT
Poster EN
Poster MT
Informative Leaflet EN
Informative Leaflet MT
Q&A - EN
Q&A - MT
2018-12-06Update on SatabankUpdate on Satabank
2018-11-23Public Notice: Update on Satabank – Corporate Hardship FundPublic Notice: Update on Satabank – Corporate Hardship Fund
2018-11-22Public Notice: Update on Satabank – Releasing of Personal DepositsPublic Notice: Update on Satabank – Releasing of Personal Deposits
2018-11-0528-2018Public Notice regarding Pilatus BankPublic Notice regarding Pilatus Bank
2018-11-02Q&A concerning Satabank – 2nd November 2018Q&A concerning Satabank – 2nd November 2018
2018-11-0127-2018The Virtual Financial Assets Act comes into force

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2018-10-2626-2018“Be a Hero” campaign a resounding success“Be a Hero” campaign a resounding success
2018-10-24Public Notice: Update on Satabank plcPublic Notice: Update on Satabank plc
2018-10-20Public Notice Concerning Satabank plc

Public Notice

Q&A - English

Q&A - Maltese

2018-10-1725-2018Publication of the Virtual Financial Assets Rules for VFA AgentsPublication of the Virtual Financial Assets Rules for VFA Agents
2018-10-1024-2018Publication of FAQ document on the Virtual Financial Assets frameworkPublication of FAQ document on the Virtual Financial Assets framework
2018-10-0823-2018MFSA strengthens AML supervision with the publication of Guidance on PEPs

Media Release

Guidance on Politically Exposed Persons

 

2018-10-0522-2018Overwhelming interest in the Maltese jurisdiction by crypto asset operatorsOverwhelming interest in the Maltese jurisdiction by crypto asset operators
2018-10-0220-2018MFSA FinTech Team at DELTA SummitMFSA FinTech Team at DELTA Summit
2018-10-0221-2018MFSA present at Freshers’ Week – “Be a Hero!”

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2018-09-2519-2018EBA Preliminary Enquiry - MFSA not in breach of Union LawEBA Preliminary Enquiry - MFSA not in breach of Union Law
2018-09-1818-2018MFSA - Seminar On Due Diligence and Cybersecurity in Relation to DLTMFSA - Seminar On Due Diligence and Cybersecurity in Relation to DLT
2018-08-3117-2018Consultation on the Virtual Financial Assets Rules for VFA Service ProvidersConsultation on the Virtual Financial Assets Rules for VFA Service Providers
2018-08-0216-2018MFSA statement regarding S&P’s global rating on Bank of VallettaMFSA statement regarding S&P’s global rating on Bank of Valletta
2018-07-3014-2018MFSA - Malta leading the way in the regulation of Distributed Ledger Technology and crypto assetsMFSA - Malta leading the way in the regulation of Distributed Ledger Technology and crypto assets
2018-07-3015-2018Consultation Paper on the Virtual Financial Assets Rules for Issuers of Virtual Financial AssetsConsultation Paper on the Virtual Financial Assets Rules for Issuers of Virtual Financial Assets
2018-07-2413-2018Publication of the Financial Instrument TestPublication of the Financial Instrument Test
2018-07-2012-2018Publication of the Virtual Financial Assets ActPublication of the Virtual Financial Assets Act
2018-07-1311-2018Requirements Regarding Applications For A Licence To Carry Out Investment-Based Crowdfunding Under The Investment Services Act

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Maltese

Requirements Regarding Applications For A Licence To Carry Out Investment-Based Crowdfunding Under The Investment Services Act

2018-07-1210-2018Consultation on the Virtual Financial Assets Rules for VFA Agents

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Maltese

2018-07-0509-2018Consultation on the Virtual Financial Assets Regulations to be issued under the Financial Assets ActConsultation on the Virtual Financial Assets Regulations to be issued under the Financial Assets Act
2018-06-3008-2018MFSA recommends to the ECB, the Withdrawal of Pilatus Bank’s Licence

Press Release English

Press Release Maltese

2018-06-1507-2018MFSA Thinks Green

MFSA Thinks Green

2018-05-1106-2018Public statement in relation to Ariadne Capital Malta LimitedPublic statement in relation to Ariadne Capital Malta Limited
2018-05-0805-2018MFSA registers growth in financial services operations and supervisory activityMFSA registers growth in financial services operations and supervisory activity
2018-04-1304-2018Appointment of MFSA Chief Executive OfficerAppointment of MFSA Chief Executive Officer
2018-04-0203-2018Public statement by the Malta Financial Services Authority in relation to Pilatus Bank

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Maltese

2018-03-27ESMA Press Release: ESMA agrees to prohibit binary options and restrict CFDs to protect retail investors

Press Release English

Press Release Maltese

FAQ English

FAQ Maltese

2018-03-22Public Notice concerning Pilatus Bank LimitedPublic Notice concerning Pilatus Bank Limited
2018-03-21Notice to the Public concerning Mr Ali Sadr Hasheminejad and Pilatus Bank LimitedNotice to the Public concerning Mr Ali Sadr Hasheminejad and Pilatus Bank Limited
2018-03-21Update - Notice to the Public concerning Mr Ali Sadr Hasheminejad and Pilatus Bank LimitedUpdate - Notice to the Public concerning Mr Ali Sadr Hasheminejad and Pilatus Bank Limited
2018-01-2502-2018Appointment of MFSA Chief Operations OfficerAppointment of MFSA Chief Operations Officer
2018-01-0801-2018Discussion Paper on Initial Coin Offerings, Virtual Currencies and related Service Providers – Extension of Consultation PeriodDiscussion Paper on Initial Coin Offerings, Virtual Currencies and related Service Providers – Extension of Consultation Period
2017-11-3012-2017Discussion Paper on Initial Coin Offerings, Virtual Currencies and related Service ProvidersDiscussion Paper on Initial Coin Offerings, Virtual Currencies and related Service Providers
2017-11-2711-2017MFSA Statement in relation to the Open Letter from Mr David Casa MEP to the MFSAMFSA Statement in relation to the Open Letter from Mr David Casa MEP to the MFSA
2017-10-2610-2017MFSA joins Pink October awareness campaign

MFSA joins Pink October awareness campaign

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2017-10-2409-2017MFSA awarded Equality Mark CertificationMFSA awarded Equality Mark Certification
2017-10-2308-2017MFSA Consults on Investments in Virtual CurrenciesMFSA Consults on Investments in Virtual Currencies
2017-09-1807-2017MFSA promotes opportunities within financial servicesMFSA promotes opportunities within financial services
2017-05-1106-2017Memorandum of Understanding with the Financial Information Authority of the Holy See and the Vatican City State.Memorandum of Understanding with the Financial Information Authority of the Holy See and the Vatican City State.
2017-04-2405-2017Public Statement - Media Reports concerning Pilatus Bank

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2017-03-30Media Release by the Depositor Compensation Scheme regarding compensation to the depositors of Nemea Bank

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Maltese

2017-03-2404-2017Public Notice concerning Nemea Bank p.l.c.

Media Release English

Media Release Maltese

Q&A English

Q&A Maltese

2017-02-1503-2017MoU between the MFSA and the Abu Dhabi Global Market Financials Services Regulatory AuthorityMoU between the MFSA and the Abu Dhabi Global Market Financials Services Regulatory Authority
2017-01-2002-2017Public Notice concerning Nemea Bank plc

Media Release English

Media Release Maltese

Q&A English

Q&A Maltese

2017-01-1201-2017Media Release concerning the appointment of a Competent Person by the Malta Financial Services Authority in relation to Falcon Funds SICAV plcMedia Release concerning the appointment of a Competent Person by the Malta Financial Services Authority in relation to Falcon Funds SICAV plc
2016-11-2502-2016Fitch RatingsFitch Ratings
2016-11-2401-2016Issues pertaining to Falcon Funds SICAV plc and its Investment Manager Temple Asset Management Ltd

Media Release 

22 September 2016 - Directive of the Malta Financial Services Authority in terms of Article 15 of the Investment Services Act  

9 September 2016 - Directive of the Malta Financial Services Authority in terms of Article 15 of the Investment Services Act

2015-11-14MFSA-CBM Joint Press Release - ECB Comprehensive Assessment Excercise Results

Results of the Comprehensive Assessments 

MFSA-CBM Press Release (English)

MFSA-CBM Press Release (Maltese)

ECB Press Release (English)

ECB Press Release (Maltese)

Note on the 2015 Comprehensive Assessment (English)

Note on the 2015 Comprehensive Assessment (Maltese) 

 

2015-10-2301-2015MFSA joins Pink October awareness campaign

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2014-11-1408-2014Memorandum of Understanding with the National Financial Supervisory Commission of VietnamMemorandum of Understanding with the National Financial Supervisory Commission of Vietnam
2014-10-26ECB Comprehensive Assessment - MFSA/CBM Joint Media Release

 

2014-07-0407-2014MFSA Annual Report 2013MFSA Annual Report 2013
2014-04-3006-2014Update to investors who hold investment in ARM Asset Backed Securities S.A.


2014-03-2605-2014Memorandum of Understanding with the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU)Memorandum of Understanding with the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU)
2014-03-0704-2014Update to investors who hold investments in ARM Asset Backed Securities S.A.
2014-02-2003-2014Update to investors who hold investments in ARM Asset Backed Securities S.A.
2014-01-1702-2014Update to investors who hold investments in ARM Asset Backed Securities SA
2014-01-0901-2014Update to investors who hold investment in ARM Asset Backed Securities SA - Catalyst Investment Group Limited
2013-12-1009-2013Update to investors who hold investment in ARM Asset Backed Securities SA
2013-10-2208-2013ARM Asset Backed Securities SA [“ARM”]
2013-10-1807-2013Appointment of Director General (Designate)Appointment of Director General (Designate)
2013-09-3006-2013ARM Asset backed Securities SA [“ARM”]
2013-04-3005-2013MFSA Annual Report 2012MFSA Annual Report 2012
2013-01-2504-2013The Central Bank of Malta and the Malta Financial Services Authority establish a Joint Financial Stability Board
2013-01-2203-2013BOV makes payment to ineligible investors in the La Valette Multi Manager Property Fund
2013-01-1702-2013ARM Asset backed Securities SA [“ARM”]
2013-01-1001-2013Media Statement - La Valette Multi Manager Property Fund - Independent review of investor files
2012-12-3106-2012Media Statement - La Valette Multi Manager Property Fund – Independent review of investor files
2012-10-2405-2012Media Statement
2012-10-03Question & Answer Guide regarding the investigation into the selling of the La Valette Multi Manager Property Fund
2012-09-0404-2012Media statement - La Valette Multi Manager Property Fund - independent review of investor files
2012-06-0403-2012Media statement - MFSA concludes the third investigation regarding the La Valette Multi Manager Property FundMedia statement - MFSA concludes the third investigation regarding the La Valette Multi Manager Property Fund
2012-03-1302-2012Memorandum of Understanding with the Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory AuthorityMemorandum of Understanding with the Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority
2012-01-0501-2012Bank of Valletta plc fined for breaches arising from sale of preferred securities to investors
MFSA MR 01-2012 - Bank of Valletta plc - English version.pdf

MFSA MR 01-2012 - Bank of Valletta plc - Maltese version.pdf
2011-12-1412-2011Memorandum of Understanding with the National Bank of SlovakiaMemorandum of Understanding with the National Bank of Slovakia
2011-11-0311-2011The La Valette Multi Manager Property FundThe La Valette Multi Manager Property Fund
2011-09-3010-2011WEF report underlines financial services strengthsWEF report underlines financial services strengths
2011-09-2709-2011ARM Asset Backed Securities SA ("ARM")
English Version

Maltese Version
2011-09-1508-2011Judicial protest filed by investors in perpetual securities
MFSA MR 08-2011 -Statement re Perpetual securities investigation - English

MFSA MR 08-2011 -Statement re Perpetual securities investigation - Maltese
2011-08-2307-2011The La Valette Multi Manager Property FundMFSA MR 07-2011 - The La Valette Multi Manager Property Fund - English version.pdf

MFSA MR 07-2011 - The La Valette Multi Manager Property Fund - Maltese version.pdf
2011-07-1506-2011Joint Media Release by CBM and MFSA on EU Banking Sector Stress Tests Results
     
Joint Media Release by the Central Bank of Malta and the Malta Financial Services Authority on the results of the 2011 European Banking Authority (EBA) EU-wide stress test  English  Maltese
EBA 2011 EU-Wide Stress Testing Exercise  English
Bank of Valletta plc 2011 EBA EU-wide stress test  English  
     
2011-05-3105-2011The La Valette Multi Manager Property Fund

 

2011-05-1604-2011MFSA announces publication of its Consumer Complaints Unit annual report for 2010MFSA announces publication of its Consumer Complaints Unit annual report for 2010
2011-05-0603-2011MFSA Annual Report 2010MFSA Annual Report 2010
2011-03-0902-2011CECA Invest ApS (CECA Invest)CECA Invest ApS (CECA Invest)
2011-02-1601-2011MFSA Education Consultative Council Launches New Careers Website
 English Version  Maltese Version
2010-11-0412-2010The Malta Financial Services Authority becomes a signatory to the IAIS Multilateral Memorandum of Understanding on Co-operation and Information ExchangeThe Malta Financial Services Authority becomes a signatory to the IAIS Multilateral Memorandum of Understanding on Co-operation and Information Exchange
2010-09-2411-2010La Valette Multi Manager Property Fund - a sub-fund of La Valette Funds Sicav plcLa Valette Multi Manager Property Fund - a sub-fund of La Valette Funds Sicav plc
2010-09-0910-2010Strong showing for Financial Services in Global Competitiveness ReportStrong showing for Financial Services in Global Competitiveness Report
2010-08-1809-2010Judicial protests regarding Investment Funds
 English Version  Maltese Version
2010-07-2308-2010Joint Media Release by CBM and MFSA on EU Banking Sector Stress Tests Results
     
 EU Banking Sector Stress Tests Results  English  Maltese
 Joint Declaration  English  Maltese
 CEBS Press Release  English  
 CEBS 2010 EU-wide stress testing exercise results  English  
 CEBS Questions & Answers 2010 EU - wide stress testing exercise - General  English  
 Bank of Valletta plc Stress Test Results  English  
 Bank of Valletta plc Sovereign Exposures  English  
     
2010-07-0807-2010Stress Tests: Resilience of the EU banking sector
English Version  Maltese Version
2010-04-1606-2010MFSA annual report 2009MFSA annual report 2009
2010-03-2905-2010Bank Holiday on Easter MondayBank Holiday on Easter Monday
2010-03-2404-2010MFSA issues Shariah Fund Guidance NoteMFSA issues Shariah Fund Guidance Note
2010-02-0203-2010Memorandum of Understanding with the China Banking Regulatory CommissionMemorandum of Understanding with the China Banking Regulatory Commission
2010-01-2602-2010Malta and China Strengthen Relations in Financial Services RegulationMalta and China Strengthen Relations in Financial Services Regulation
2010-01-0801-2010Guidelines for the Redomiciliation of Offshore Funds to MaltaGuidelines for the Redomiciliation of Offshore Funds to Malta
2009-12-0106-2009Malta gains QROPS recognitionMalta gains QROPS recognition
2009-11-1505-2009Warning to prospective investors about Asset-Backed SecuritiesWarning to prospective investors about Asset-Backed Securities
2009-10-3004-2009Say “cheese” – you’ve been scammed!Say “cheese” – you’ve been scammed!
2009-04-0703-2009Bank Holiday on Easter MondayBank Holiday on Easter Monday
2009-02-1702-2009Investment ServicesInvestment Services
2009-01-1601-2009Bank ChargesBank Charges
2008-10-1504-2008The MFSA publishes report “Building on Success – Future Skills Requirements in the Financial Services Sector”The MFSA publishes report “Building on Success – Future Skills Requirements in the Financial Services Sector”
2008-09-1902-2008SCAMS – Bogus Investment Opportunities and inexistent Prize/Lottery WinningsSCAMS – Bogus Investment Opportunities and inexistent Prize/Lottery Winnings
2008-09-1903-2008The MFSA published a new guide for the investing publicThe MFSA published a new guide for the investing public
2008-06-1701-2008Careers in Financial Services Booklet LaunchedCareers in Financial Services Booklet Launched
2007-11-01MFSA NoticePublication of New Investment Services Rules and Financial Markets RulesPublication of New Investment Services Rules and Financial Markets Rules
2007-08-22MFSA Media ReleaseNew Financial Services training initiativeNew Financial Services training initiative
2007-08-03MFSA Media ReleaseCancellation of Investment Services Licence - Montaigne Investment (Malta) LimitedCancellation of Investment Services Licence - Montaigne Investment (Malta) Limited
2007-04-25MFSA Media ReleaseSuspension of Investment Services Licence - Montaigne Investment (Malta) LimitedSuspension of Investment Services Licence - Montaigne Investment (Malta) Limited
2007-04-20MFSA Media ReleaseMFSA publishes new and updated comparative tablesMFSA publishes new and updated comparative tables
2007-04-05MFSA Media ReleaseThe Malta Financial Services Authority concludes another bilateral Memorandum of UnderstandingThe Malta Financial Services Authority concludes another bilateral Memorandum of Understanding
2007-03-01MFSA TenderThe Malta Financial Services Authority (the “MFSA”) invites tenders for the supply of Computer Hardware - ServersThe Malta Financial Services Authority (the “MFSA”) invites tenders for the supply of Computer Hardware - Servers
2007-01-12MFSA Media ReleaseLaunch of the MFSA Strategic Plan 2007- 2009Launch of the MFSA Strategic Plan 2007- 2009
2006-12-06MFSA Media ReleaseInauguration of the upgraded online Registry of Companies system at the MFSAInauguration of the upgraded online Registry of Companies system at the MFSA
2006-08-04MFSA Media ReleaseMFSA publishes comparative tables related to savings and current bank accounts, paying and receiving money by cheque and local bank account transfers.MFSA publishes comparative tables related to savings and current bank accounts, paying and receiving money by cheque and local bank account transfers.
2006-07-21MFSA Media ReleaseWarning - Cheque Overpayment ScamsWarning - Cheque Overpayment Scams
2006-06-27MFSA Media ReleaseMFSA issues warning on The Malta International Art Fund LtdMFSA issues warning on The Malta International Art Fund Ltd
2006-06-01MFSA Media ReleaseThe Malta International Art Fund LtdThe Malta International Art Fund Ltd
2006-05-03MFSA Media ReleaseMFSA publishes comparative tables with fees and charges of debit and credit cards issued in MaltaMFSA publishes comparative tables with fees and charges of debit and credit cards issued in Malta
2006-04-06MFSA Media ReleaseFinancial Times London conference hears of Malta’s growing strength in financial servicesFinancial Times London conference hears of Malta’s growing strength in financial services
2006-01-25MFSA Media ReleaseSCAM - Notification or prize and lottery winningsSCAM - Notification or prize and lottery winnings
2005-12-22MFSA NoticeSurrender of Licence - Lombard Stockbrokers LimitedSurrender of Licence - Lombard Stockbrokers Limited
2005-11-21MFSA Media ReleaseMemorandum of Undertanding signed with Jersey Financial Services CommissionMemorandum of Undertanding signed with Jersey Financial Services Commission
2005-11-01Joint Media ReleaseScholarship in UKScholarship in UK
2005-09-27MFSA Media ReleaseRadio programme promoting consumer awareness on financial mattersRadio programme promoting consumer awareness on financial matters
2005-09-16MFSA Media ReleaseChange in name Disbank Malta Ltd to Fortis Bank Malta LtdChange in name Disbank Malta Ltd to Fortis Bank Malta Ltd
2005-09-07MFSA Media ReleaseCommBank Europe LimitedCommBank Europe Limited
2005-09-07MFSA Media ReleaseNorthway Financial Corporation Ltd and Northway Broker LtdNorthway Financial Corporation Ltd and Northway Broker Ltd
2005-07-18MFSA Media ReleaseMediterranean Bank plc.Mediterranean Bank plc.
2005-07-01MFSA Media ReleaseFinansbank (Malta) LtdFinansbank (Malta) Ltd
2005-06-17MFSA Media ReleasePrime Forestry Switzerland AG - Prime Forestry GroupPrime Forestry Switzerland AG - Prime Forestry Group
2005-05-31Public NoticePersons authorised to provide financial services to the publicPersons authorised to provide financial services to the public
2005-03-03Expression of interestAppointment of LiquidatorAppointment of Liquidator
2005-02-22Expression of interestAppointment of insurance brokersAppointment of insurance brokers
2005-02-16News ItemThe Lord Mayor of the City of London visits the MFSAThe Lord Mayor of the City of London visits the MFSA
2005-02-04News ItemOpening of new Registry of Companies officesOpening of new Registry of Companies offices
2005-01-31Public NoticeVoluntary Surrender of Licence by Direct Foreign Exchange Services LtdVoluntary Surrender of Licence by Direct Foreign Exchange Services Ltd
2005-01-03MFSA NoticeRe-organisation within the MFSARe-organisation within the MFSA
2005-01-03MFSA NoticeSecurities UnitSecurities Unit
2004-12-10MFSA Media ReleaseCommFinance LimitedCommFinance Limited
2004-10-22MFSA Press ReleaseSummary of CESR Press Release on announcement of 4 key initiativesSummary of CESR Press Release on announcement of 4 key initiatives
2004-10-12MFSA Media ReleasePhishing - New type of internet scamPhishing - New type of internet scam
2004-09-13MFSA Press ReleaseMFSA Conference - Onshore EuropeMFSA Conference - Onshore Europe
2004-07-30MFSA Notice to PublicLicensed persons/institutions can provide financial servicesLicensed persons/institutions can provide financial services
2003-11-21MFSA NoticeMFSA - Directives for Occupational Retirement SchemesMFSA - Directives for Occupational Retirement Schemes
2003-10-22MFSA Media ReleaseAdverts for Financial Products & ServicesAdverts for Financial Products & Services
2002-08-22MFSC Media ReleaseNigerian letter scamsNigerian letter scams