Malta continues to be an attractive domicile for investors and financial entities seeking a dynamic European base that is professional, practical, safe and cost effective.

A Leading Domicile for Asset Protection

Malta is one of the few jurisdictions that cater for both trusts and foundations. While trusts are peculiar to systems of law based on common law and are not generally found in civil law countries, civil law Malta is an exception to this rule. Malta trusts and foundations benefit from a number of advantages when compared to other trust jurisdictions, and the country’s lower set-up and management costs are proving attractive to both corporate entities and high-net-worth individuals.

Healthy and Stable Banking Sector

The World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report 2014-2015 ranks Malta as the 10th soundest banking system and 13th for strength of auditing and reporting standards out of 144 economies. The sector has suffered no systemic shocks or banking failures thanks to its prudent approach to banking. Financial Institutions enjoy more relaxed and cost-effective licencing and regulatory requirements than traditional credit institutions and provide access to a wide range of market places.

EU Location of Excellent Repute

Malta offers a highly regulated, well-respected, sophisticated EU environment, and the country is fast becoming the wealth management jurisdiction of choice for people from across the world. Internationally, the island’s reputation as a location to establish and manage private and commercial trusts is growing significantly as the demand for secure solutions to wealth management issues increases.

Attractive Pension Schemes

Thanks to Malta’s EU membership, companies established in other EU member states can sponsor occupational schemes established in Malta, where they are fully regulated by the MFSA. Legislation allows for a number of customised structures that suit the requirements of individuals or international businesses, and set-up as well as operational costs are lower than in most other jurisdictions. Malta satisfies the current HMRC requirements, enabling Malta retirement schemes to self-certify in terms of the UK’s QROPS legalisation.

Innovative Yacht and Aircraft Registration

An internationally-recognised and reputable jurisdiction with EU-compliant legislation, Malta has a well-organised and efficient Aircraft and Commercial Yacht registration system with clear technical rules and low registration costs.

Enviable Mediterranean Lifestyle

Malta offers the perfect luxury expat destination for anyone looking for an unpretentious, beautiful and refreshingly affordable destination. Investors looking to move to Malta can take advantage of the country’s residency option as well as its Citizenship by Investment Programme.

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