Financial & Investment Services

Malta has acquired international recognition as a centre of excellence in financial services. In a time of international market uncertainty and economic turmoil, the financial services sector in Malta has continued to grow. The Malta Financial Services Authority reports that in 2011, it registered a significant growth in the number of investment services companies licenced in Malta, the majority being Professional Investor Fund schemes. Furthermore, the country registered growth also in the number of insurance companies licensed to undertake non-life insurance services.

Today, the financial services industry accounts for over 12% of the country’s gross domestic product. This figure, in itself, is testament to the country’s commitment to the industry and to its ambition of becoming a top financial services jurisdiction. The Malta Financial Services Authority, Malta’s single regulator for financial services, has ensured that this growth is coupled with regulation which, although flexible, is also serious and transparent so that Malta is regarded as a highly reputable jurisdiction.  Its one-stop shop constitution also provides for a streamlined and consistent approach to licensing and regulation, reducing bureaucratic burden and additional costs associated therewith. These advantages couple with the tax benefits of selecting Malta as a home jurisdiction for the provision of financial services, continues to make the country highly attractive for the licensing of international banking activities, insurance and re-insurance, investment services including online forex, payment services and e-money services as well for the setting up and licensing of retail and professional funds. 

Gonzi & Associates has assisted various clients in obtaining such licences and regularly provides advice and assistance relating to regulatory matters in these areas. Our professional expertise covers licensing and operations in the following fields:

Financial Services

Malta Gaming Law

Gaming, IT and Telecoms

The firm's clients include some of the largest Maltese and international land-based and remote gaming companies.

Malta Tax

Tax and Corporate

Take advantage of Malta's advantageous tax regime by registering a Malta Company.

Malta Ship Registration

Shipping and Offshore

Gonzi & Associates can service all your maritime requirements

Malta Licence

Financial Services

Discover the benefits of a Malta Bank Licence, E-Money Licence, Payment Service Provider Licence or an Investment Service Licence.