Possibility to move foreign companies to Malta without the need to wind up operations
Single regulator for the financial services sector – Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) – resulting in streamlined procedures and reduced bureaucracy, thus leading to lower fees and compliance costs and a more consistent interpretation of the rules and legislation
Financial products and services licensed by the MFSA can be “passported” into all of the EU countries (such as licenses to operate banks or financial institutions, captive insurance companies, creation and management of funds, financial / investment advisory and intermediary licenses)
Passporting results in reduced costs and bureaucracy, opens up new markets and maintains investor confidence in high regulatory standards – Malta has a risk-based regulatory regime and attractive tax system
Significant advantage – companies may redomicile themselves into the finance centre – Accessible, responsive, efficient and tightly managed regulator
Highly competitive operating costs – Competent and quality-conscious professional service providers, with worldwide reputation for excellent legal, accounting and banking services.