New Malta Gaming Act comes into force

News   •   Aug 02, 2018 17:36 BST

​A new Gaming Act coupled with complimentary subsidiary legislation and regulations specifically catered for the gaming sector, have officially been implemented on the 1st of August 2018.

New Maltese citizens with a heart

Press Releases   •   Jul 27, 2018 15:28 BST

Malta Citizenship Programme benefits Claris Foundation Children's Causes.

Malta’s Citizenship by Investment Programme contributes 2.6% to GDP

News   •   Jul 24, 2018 10:41 BST

According to forecasts published by the European Commission, Malta can expect a moderate but vigorous economic growth over the next couple of years. The latest economic forecast predicts that the current account and budget balances are to remain in surplus, reflecting the fact that Malta’s economy is one of the fastest-growing in the EU, boasting of record-low unemployment and steady wage growth.

World 1st Comprehensive DLT Legislation enacted in Malta

News   •   Jul 04, 2018 17:49 BST

The Maltese Parliament has approved three Bills aimed at seamlessly regulating DLTs, i.e. blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and ICOs. Malta is not the first to regulate this sector, but it will be the first to have a comprehensive legislative framework.

Three Malta blockchain bills approved at second reading

News   •   Jun 28, 2018 16:53 BST

The Maltese Parliament has been the first to unanimously approve three blockchain bills. The unanimous approval was announced by Hon. Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation Silvio Schembri on the 26th June. It has also been held that Mr Stephen McCarthy has duly been appointed the CEO of the newly established Malta Digital Innovation Authority.

Malta cryptocurrency bills went public

Press Releases   •   May 22, 2018 21:14 BST

The Maltese Government has issued three cryptocurrency bills, namely the Virtual Financial Assets Act, the Malta Digital Innovation Authority Act and the Innovative Technology Arrangements and Services Act, thus reaffirming once again Malta’s leadership in the global race towards legalising virtual currencies.

Malta’s gaming industry to become simpler and safer

Press Releases   •   May 11, 2018 16:47 BST

​On May 10, 2018, a new gaming act was approved by the Maltese parliament. The newly passed piece of legislation provides for a more strict, yet less bureaucratic, supervision of the gambling companies by the MGA – the official regulator – with a view to simplifying the procedures and combatting illegal activities, namely money laundering and terrorist financing.

Acquisition of immovable property in Malta: who needs a permit?

Blog posts   •   Apr 18, 2018 10:04 BST

Purchasing an immovable property in Malta may be subject to certain requirements, depending on the conditions of the case at hand. As a rule, non-residents willing to acquire immovable property need to obtain an AIP (Acquisition of Immovable Property) permit issued by the Minister of Finance and valid only for the property and purpose indicated therein.

Proposed regulatory framework for virtual currencies and DLT

Blog posts   •   Apr 17, 2018 18:00 BST

The Maltese regulator is currently working on three draft bills that shall set out a regulatory framework for the certification of Distributed Ledger Technology Platforms, ICOs, Virt​ual Currencies, Virtual Currency Exchanges and related service providers.

Ongoing capital requirements for MiFID firms

Blog posts   •   Apr 16, 2018 17:01 BST

​Investment firms regulated by the Markets in Financial I​nstruments Directive (MiFID) are subject to capital requirements under the Capital Requirements Directive (CRD IV) and Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR).

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