The Central Bank of Malta

The Central Bank of Malta (CBM) is primarily responsible for maintaining price stability through the formulation and implementation of monetary policy promotion of a sound financial system and orderly capital markets.

The Malta Financial Services Authority

The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) regulates and supervises financial services in Malta including all banking, investment and insurance businesses. The Malta Financial Services Authority MFSA also houses the Malta Registry of Companies.

Malta Communications Authority

The Malta Communications Authority (MCA) regulates electronic communications, e-commerce and postal sectors with a view to achieving sustainable competition, enable customer choice and value for money, and facilitate the development of an environment that is conducive to investment, and continued social and economic growth.

Malta Gaming Authority

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) regulates all gaming activities in Malta including amusement machines, broadcasting media games, casinos, commercial bingo halls, commercial communication games, horse racing, the national lottery, non-profit games and remote online gaming.

Institute of Financial Services Practitioners

The Institute of Financial Services Practitioners (IFSP)  is an association of professionals offering a range of financial services to both local and international clients. The Institute’s membership mainly includes accountants and lawyers.

Value Added Tax Department

The Value Added Tax (VAT) Department administers the collection of Value Added Tax and thus securing the government’s revenue while minimising the compliance costs to businesses.

Employment and Training Corporation

The Employment and Training Corporation (ETC), set up in 1990, is Malta’s public employment service. Apart from providing and maintaining employment service, the ETC also assists in finding suitable employment and to assist employers to find suitable employees.

Inland Revenue Department

The Inland Revenue Department (IRD) is a government body which is responsible for the administration of the Income Tax and Capital Transfer Duty Acts and the enforcement of social security contributions under the direction of the Ministry of Finance.

Malta Enterprise

Malta Enterprise (ME) promotes foreign investment and industrial development in Malta, aims to sustain Malta’s overall competitiveness and to create the right environment for successful enterprise in Malta. Malta Enterprise offers assists and advices those who are interested in the multitude of business and investment opportunities available on the island.

Malta Resources Authority

The Malta Resources Authority (MRA) regulates water, energy and mineral resources in Malta. The Malta Resources Authority also regulates water and energy utilities, industrial enterprises exploiting resources such as oil exploration, quarry operators and private abstractors of groundwater, retailers, operators and tradesmen in the regulated sectors.

Malta International Airport Plc

The Malta International Airport Plc (MIA) manages and operates the entire airport facility in Malta.

Malta College of Arts, Science & Technology

The Malta College of Arts, Science & Technology (MCAST) provides universally accessible vocational and professional education and training with an international dimension, responsive to the needs of the individual and the economy.

Bank of Valletta Plc

One of the two largest banks on the island, Bank of Valletta offers a full range of banking services and products.


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HSBC provides a comprehensive range of financial services to around 100 million customers through four customer groups and global businesses: Personal Financial Services (including consumer finance); Commercial Banking; Global Banking and Markets; and Private Banking.

Banif Bank Plc

Banif Bank (Malta) plc is a Maltese bank owned by the Banif Financial Group and prominent Maltese investors. Banif Bank has a long-term commitment with the Maltese business and financial community.

Banif Bank (Malta) plc opened in January 2008 with the aim of becoming a key player in the Maltese market by capitalising on the knowledge and expertise gained from countries with a socio-economic environment similar to that of Malta, such as Azores and Madeira where the Bank has a market share of 34% and 26% respectively. The Bank offers fully-fledged financial services by employing a strategy oriented towards differentiated solutions.