This membership type is suitable for small organisations.
We welcome applications from entities who would like to join the FinanceMalta community, participate in our initiatives and support efforts to promote Malta as an International Financial Centre of repute.
The entities operating in the following fields are eligible to apply provided that they meet the necessary criteria as established in the links below: Accounting/Auditing; Banks& Financial Institutions; Corporate Services; Collective Investment Schemes; Fund Administrators; Listed & Public Companies; Insurance; Investment Services; Law Firms; Management Consultancy; Pensions; Trustees & Fiduciaries, and Taxation.
Entities in the following sectors are also welcome to become FinanceMalta members: Accommodation & Hospitality; Business & Professional Services; Education; Fintech; Logistics / Freight Forwarding; Media Organisations; Real Estate; Recruitment Services; Telecommunications & IT, and Travel & Transport.
Membership tiers are according to the company headcount. Please select the appropriate tier when applying.
FinanceMalta, hereinafter known as ‘the Foundation’, has the sole discretion for accepting new members, or suspending or expelling existing ones on a case by case basis. The Board of Governors of the Foundation, hereinafter known as ‘the Board’, may decide to decline an application, or depending on the gravity of the member’s actions or the actions of its executive directors/ partners, suspend or expel an existing member, if it deems that such membership will tarnish Malta’s reputation as a robust financial centre, or if the member (or any of its executives) has otherwise been condemned for any material breach of any applicable law or regulation by any relevant Authority, after any right of appeal, where applicable, is exhausted.
However, an existing member shall be suspended or expelled if any of its licences has been suspended or revoked by any relevant Authority.
The term ‘relevant Authority’ includes a financial services tribunal, the Courts of Law, the Malta Financial Services Authority or its overseas counterpart, and the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit or its overseas counterpart.
The Foundation is not bound to publish or otherwise communicate the reasons for declining a membership application, or suspending or expelling an existing member, and the applicant/ existing member or any of its executive directors/ partners will have no right to contest or challenge FinanceMalta’s decision.
In such cases, if a membership fee has been paid to FinanceMalta, this will be reimbursed to the applicant on a pro rata basis within one month from the Board’s decision.
Suspension of membership may be lifted by the Board once it is satisfied, upon sufficient proof being presented to it, that the member or its executive directors/ partners has/have acted in good faith and that the member or any of its executive director/ partner’s actions did not in any way tarnish Malta’s reputation. On the other hand, in the case of expulsion, the expelled company or the relevant executive directors/ partners will not be allowed to re-apply for membership with FinanceMalta.
Regular opportunities to attend events as a delegate or speaker and showcase your firm on the international scene under the umbrella of FinanceMalta.
Sponsorship preference for events organised by FinanceMalta
Direct access to the experience and knowledge of fellow members through online material and business networking events
Attend partner seminars, training and workshops on a wide range of specialist subjects at heavily discounted rates; some events are complimentary and include CPE hours
Have your company profile with logo and contact details in the FinanceMalta online membership directory, including a link to own website
Ongoing opportunities to generate brand and event awareness among FinanceMalta members and third-party affiliates, both locally and internationally
Opportunity to publish white papers and articles on our website, and to contribute articles to the quarterly FinanceMalta Insight newsletter distributed both locally and internationally
Receive regular updates, newsletters, and publications on relevant issues within the financial services industry in Malta
Influence the market, regulators and law makers through FinanceMalta’s lobbying activities underpinned by the strength of our membership, and founding associations
We welcome applications from such corporate entities who would like to join the FinanceMalta community, participate in our initiatives and support efforts to promote Malta as an International Financial Centre of repute. The entities operating in the following fields are eligible to apply:
Firms licensed by the Accountancy Board in Malta to provide accounting or auditing services. The firm’s name should appear on the Accountancy Board’s register.
Credit institutions licensed by the MFSA in terms of the Banking Act (Cap. 371 – Laws of Malta) and branches of EEA credit institutions, as well as financial institutions that are licensed by the MFSA in terms of the Financial Institutions Act (Cap. 376 – Laws of Malta). (Financial Institutions include three types of licence: Payment Institutions, Electronic Money Institutions and other Financial Institutions.)
All entities based in Malta that provide some type of corporate service including the incorporation of Maltese companies, ship & yacht registration, re-domiciliation of companies to Malta, company directorship and management services in Malta, company secretarial services, back office support and administration from Malta, payroll services in Malta, and opening of bank accounts.
Any Collective Investment Scheme licensed under the Investment Services Act (Cap. 370 – Laws of Malta).
Firms involved in the financial technology space
Firms recognised by the MFSA to provide fund administration services in terms of Section 9A of the Investment Services Act (Cap. 370 – Laws of Malta). [Fund Administrators, RICCs]
These include companies registered with the Registrar of Companies and admitted to listing by the Listing Authority, as well as public institutions.
These include insurance companies licensed under the Insurance Business Act (Cap 403 – Laws of Malta) and Insurance Intermediaries Act (Cap. 487 – Laws of Malta), affiliated insurance companies, reinsurance companies, protected cell companies, enrolled insurance agents, insurance brokers and insurance managers; registered individuals including agents, brokers, managers and tied insurance intermediaries, as well as European Insurance Undertakings having a place of establishment in Malta.
All companies licensed by the MFSA under the Investment Services Act, CAP 370 of the Laws of Malta including Investment Services Providers [Category 1a, Category 1b, Category 2 including Asset Managers, Category 3 including multilateral trading facilities, and Category 4 trustees or custodians]
A partnership or association between advocates and includes an advocate who is a sole practitioner. ‘Partnership’ means a civil partnership made up of lawyers whether or not formally constituted. ‘Association’ means any association between advocates in the exercise of the profession and includes a cost sharing arrangement.
Firms that provide consultancy services related to the management of legal entities.
These include Asset Managers, Retirement Fund Administrators, Retirement Fund Custodians, Retirement Funds, Retirement Scheme Administrators and Retirement Schemes, as licensed by the MFSA under the Special Funds (Regulation) Act (Cap. 450 – Laws of Malta).
Firms that provide tax advice as a specialist service.
Trustees, Administrators of foundations and other entities that are authorised to provide fiduciary services by the MFSA under the Trusts and Trustees Act (Cap. 331 – Laws of Malta).