May 16, 2016 BY Mike Fox

MFSA warns on Alphacmarkets false regulation claim

Just announced The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) has become aware of the website (https://alphacmarkets.com) which is falsely stating that Alphacmarkets Europe is licensed by the MFSA. The website is a badly set up Forex brokerage website which looks sketchy from the first page load. This entity is also misleading the public by using the…

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January 04, 2016 BY Maria Nikolova

MFSA names Aldo Giordano Director of Resolution Unit

The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) has announced that its Board of Governors has appointed Aldo Giordano as Director of the regulator's Resolution Unit. The appointment came into effect on January 1, 2016. Mr Giordano first joined the MFSA in 2002 as Deputy Director within the Banking Supervision Unit which encompassed both licensing and policy…

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July 14, 2015 BY Mike Fox

Malta updates policies for Forex brokers

The MFSA has just updated its policy on online forex trading service providers, licensed as Category 2 or Category 3 Investment Service Licence holders. Key changes are its threshold in relation to the requirement of a direct qualifying shareholding by a licensed entity and enhanced consumer protection warnings.

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January 22, 2015 BY Mike Fox

Malta Financial Services Authority issues letter to license holders regarding minimum regulatory capital

The Malta Financial Services Authority is requesting that any license holder affected by the Swiss franc market event should inform the regulator immediately without undue delay. In the affirmative, the EU regulator states to kindly provide them with the following: 1. your comments regarding the materiality of any losses (whether realized or unrealized) vis-à-vis the…

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