Malta Company Registry
The Maltese Financial Services Authority (MFSA)
The Maltese Registry of Companies is a department of the Malta Financial Services Authority.
The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) is the single regulator of financial services in Malta. The MFSA regulates banking, financial institutions, insurance companies, investment services companies, securities markets, recognised investment exchanges, trust management companies, company services providers and pension schemes.
Key functions of the Malta Financial Services Authority
- Manage Malta’s Registry of Companies
- Regulate the financial services industry in Malta
- Protects the interests of consumers and investors
- Encourage the highest possible standards of behaviour in the financial services industry
- Provide regular information on local and global developments affecting the finance industry
- Carry out regular and proper inspections of licensed financial services business
- Advise and assist, as appropriate, approved incoming finance businesses to settle in Malta and contribute to national economic well-being
- Communicate and liaise with national, international and supranational organisations involved in combating financial crime
- Propose the improvement of existing legislation or the creation of new legislation
The Registrar of Companies is appointed in terms of the Companies Act 1995 and is entrusted with ensuring compliance with the provisions of the Act.
Malta Registrar of Companies
Your company has a duty under the Companies Act include the submission of various notifications and documentation to the Registrar of Companies. Documents submitted to the registry include:
Annual Return – Your company is required to submit to the Registrar an Annual Return accompanied by the registration fee on the anniversary of the company’s registration. The return is signed by a director or by the company secretary and submitted to the Registrar.
Annual Accounts – The directors have a duty to prepare annual accounts and to submit a copy to the Registrar.
Registry forms – You have a duty to inform the Registrar about certain company matters, changes and events that occur during the lifetime of your company. This information is normally submitted on specific forms to the Maltese Registry. There is also an obligation to file the appropriate forms and documentation whenever there is a change in the company directors, shareholders, company secretary and the Memorandum or Articles of Association.