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Proposals for Securitization Cell Companies...

15 September 2014

The Malta Financial Services Authority has kicked off a consultation process on the proposed Securitization Cell Companies Regulations to be issued under the Companies Act (Chapter 386 of the Laws of Malta) and the Insurance Business Act (Chapter 403 of the Laws of Malta). The regulations propose the setting up of a new type of Cell Company,...

VAT Department Information Session – VAT...

09 September 2014

In early September, the VAT department held an information session covering the changes in the place of supply rules for services that will enter into force on the 1st January 2015 and the mini one-stop shop (MOSS) system that will apply in case of such services. Place of Supply Rules As of 1st January 2015, the place of supply for...

CBM Financial Stability Report for 2013

05 September 2014

The Central Bank of Malta recently published the sixth edition of its Financial Stability Report. The Report covers developments in the Maltese financial system during 2013, identifying potential risks and vulnerabilities and evaluating the system's resilience to such risks concentrating mainly on those banks which have significant links to the...

Malta Stock Exchange wins Most Innovative Stock...

05 September 2014

The Malta Stock Exchange has made it through Acquisition International Magazine Business Excellence Awards' rigorous judging process for the International Finance Awards 2014 to emerge as the clear winner of Most Innovative Stock Exchange. The Awards, open to businesses from any sector or region, are now in their second year and are handed out...

Malta introduces new Residence Programme Rules

29 August 2014

Legal Notice 270 of 2014 introduces the Residence Programme Rules, which allow EU, EEA and Swiss nationals to apply for a preferential tax status in Malta, provided certain conditions are fulfilled. In order to be eligible, an applicant must satisfy the following conditions: be an EU, EEA or Swiss national, but is not a Maltese national, or a...