Financial & insurance licences

Financial and insurance licences - Malta Business

Malta Business is your open door to obtain financial and insurance licences in Malta, one of Europe’s leading financial centres. Malta’s strategic location, extensive network of double taxation agreements and full compliance with EU financial services regulations make it an ideal destination for companies wishing to establish themselves in the financial and insurance sectors.

Malta Business is here to guide you through each of the stages of obtaining a financial or insurance licence, ensuring an efficient and seamless process as you navigate the complexities of obtaining financial and insurance licences in Malta.

Our team of experienced partners is dedicated to assisting you every step of the way, helping you achieve your financial and insurance goals in this thriving European hub

Discover how to obtain and navigate Financial and Insurance Licences in Malta with Malta Business – Your trusted partner in achieving regulatory compliance and business success.

How can we help you?

Contact us at the Malta Business  office nearest to you or submit a business inquiry online.

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Securing a financial & insurance service license in Malta involves a structured process that ensures compliance with MFSA regulations and requirements. The application process generally consists of three basic steps:

  • Preparatory phase: This initial phase begins with a meeting at the MFSA, where your company meets with MFSA representatives to discuss the application procedure and the documentation required to obtain the licence.
  • Pre-licensing phase: Following successful preparation, the MFSA will grant approval for the issuance of the financial services licence. With approval, you will be able to proceed with the registration of your company with the Maltese Trade Registry, taking a significant step towards full operation.
  • Post-licensing phase: The journey does not end with the licence. The post-licensing phase may entail additional requirements that the company must fulfil as part of its ongoing commitment to regulatory compliance.

Contact us today to learn more about how Malta Business can support your journey to obtaining financial and insurance licenses in Malta.

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Financial institutions in Malta

Explore the dynamic financial landscape of Malta through this insightful graph showcasing the number of financial institutions operating in the country.


Brief overview

Malta’s system of credit and financial institutions continues to maintain strong capitalisation, liquidity and profitability. However, banks have adopted a more conservative risk appetite, leading the island to increasingly rely on FinTech players for the next stages of growth.

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Malta Business provides comprehensive support and guidance throughout the process of obtaining financial and insurance licences in Malta. Our services include advice on licensing requirements, preparation of documents, assistance in interactions with the MFSA and post-licensing support. Our aim is to simplify the entire process for your convenience.

The timeframe for obtaining a financial or insurance licence in Malta may vary depending on the specific type of licence and the regulatory processes involved. However, Malta Business strives to expedite the process wherever possible. On average, the process can take several months, including the preparation, pre-licensing and post-licensing phases.

Malta Business offers a wealth of experience and expertise in navigating through the complexities of Malta’s financial and insurance industry regulations. Our team of professionals is dedicated to ensuring that your application is accurate, complete and complies with all requirements. By choosing Malta Business, you will benefit from a trusted partner who will efficiently guide you through the process, saving you time and ensuring a smooth path to licensing success.

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