Invest in Malta and gain access to the EU’s single market and the high-growth markets of the region. Join us to benefit from a progressive regulatory environment. Grow and expand your business on the back of moderate operating costs.
Financial services, fintech, science and technology, high value manufacturing, health, tourism, education, iGaming, maritime services, aviation and creative industries are the dominant features of Malta’s economic landscape. In particular, Malta’s EU and Eurozone membership helped the country to strengthen its services sector, and the export of services across the EU member states is today a prime driver of economic growth.
Malta may be one of the world’s smallest countries, but it is also a vibrant financial hub where fintech start-ups, fund managers, insurance firms, payment providers and family offices work in walking distance from each other. Despite our small size, we made the conscious decision to support a variety of financial activities and specialist segments, including a rich mix of international, regional and local institutions.
Asset management, insurance, banking, private wealth and fintech are the dominant forces of our finance industry. Moreover, aviation, yachting, maritime services, space finance and sustainable finance are also playing important roles. This diversity helps us to thrive and promotes cross-sector partnerships and cooperation among companies operating from Malta.
Located at the centre of the Mediterranean, between Europe and North Africa, Malta is an EU member state and deeply integrated in the world of finance. The country has signed up to all the global standards that have become the norm of international finance today. From Malta, financial services companies can access the EU’s massive single market of over 500 million people. In addition, Malta has a network of some 70 double-taxation treaties, covering most of the world’s high-growth markets, facilitating trade and international business.
Moderate operating costs coupled with a well-trained population and a desire to support innovate ideas make us the ideal location for small and medium-sized organisations, regional headquarters, back-office functions and fast-growing fintech firms. As a finance centre, Malta has also become internationally recognised as a thought leader. We championed the introduction of cell company structures, which are today an important element in the captive insurance sector. We still have an active appetite for innovation, which will continue to power our growing financial services sector.
Caters inter alia for the regulation of investment funds, insurance companies, securitisation, banking and financial institutions, offering many regulatory structures that are unique in Europe
Respected and forward-looking, the regulator is accessible with risk-based supervision
Malta is within three hours’ direct flight time from other European financial centres; moreover, Malta Freeport is a main regional hub. Malta is part of the Schengen area, which allows travel between member states without internal border controls
A full member state of the European Union and part of the Eurozone, providing Malta-based businesses with instant access to the EU’s internal market of over 500 million people
The tourism sector contributes some 25% to the island’s GDP; however, a variety of service businesses have joined the traditional economic generator, and services now account for 75% of Malta’s GDP. Industry accounts for 23% and agriculture for 2%.
Key to Malta’s success as the most successful knowledge-based economy in the Mediterranean region has been the growth of service-focused businesses in fields such as ICT and the booming Maltese financial services industry. Expansion of the fintech industry together with life sciences and education pave the way for a prosperous future.