Here you can find the latest regulatory news from the MFSA, MGA, and FIAU, analysed by Mazars in Malta.
MFSA publishes 2020 Annual Report
The Malta Financial Services Authority published its annual report and financial statements for the year 2020. Among the highlights of the Authority’s performance in that year, the Report mentions the unprecedented enforcement and supervisory performance results achieved by the MFSA in 2020.
On 11 December 2020, The MFSA issued a guidance document to all licensed entities entitled ‘Guidance on Technology Arrangements, ICT and Security Risk Management, and Outsourcing Arrangements'. The Guidance covers the implementation of Technology Arrangements and ICT and emphasises the fact that technology has become a fundamental asset to the financial services industry, as a result of which Licence Holders are increasingly reliant on technology to perform business and operational functions
The FIAU recently issued an Interpretative Note addressed to insurance intermediaries to clarify the insurance distribution activities which fall within the definition of relevant financial business as per Regulation 2(1) of the PMLFTR ('The Prevention of Money Laundering and Funding of Terrorism Regulations').
FIAU & MGA publish revision of Implementing Procedures Part II for Remote Gaming
July 2020 - The Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (“FIAU”), and the Malta Gaming Authority (“MGA”), have announced the publication of a revised version of the Implementing Procedures (Part II) for the Remote Gaming Sector.
MGA study delves into impact of COVID-19 on Malta gaming industry
July 2020 - A study conducted last April by the Information & Research Unit of the Malta Gaming Authority among the Authority’s licensed online operators, reveals that the worst-hit sector is projected to be the B2C sector, in particular the operators exposed to Type 2 game types.