events | 05 November 2020

The regulatory journey in the financial services sector: the authorisation process

The session will explore the laws underlying the three pillars of financial services clearly identifying the procedure to be followed in order for the different firms to obtain the required authorization.

Start Time: May 18, 2021 9:15 AM Malta Time (GMT+1) 

End Time: May 18, 2021 12:30 PM Malta Time (GMT+1)

Location Details: Online. A Microsoft Teams link will be sent to you following the registration. Kindly sign in at least 5 minutes before the beginning of the class.


Lawyers and regulatory experts with an interest in MFSA’s licensing process, practitioners from the financial services sector, in-house legal counsel or other internal functions of companies wishing to obtain a licence from MFSA, compliance professionals who wish to understand more about MFSA’s licensing process.

Price: Euro 75 (incl. VAT). Payment details will be sent via email when the registration is completed.

Contact: +356 2093 1810 /


Training topics:

- The three pillars of financial services and their legal framework:

Banks and Financial Institutions (FIs; PIs and PSPs; EMIs)
Investment Firms
Insurance Undertakings and Insurance Intermediaries

- The Authorisation Process
Preparatory work prior to submitting the application
Application process
Pre-commencement of business

- What constitutes a full application?

- Supervision following successful licensing


Learning objectives

Following the session, attendees will have a good understanding of the legal framework underlying the three pillars of financial services: banking, investments and insurance, which fall within MFSA’s remit. The session will ultimately delve into the details on the procedure to be followed with MFSA.


A certificate of completion and handouts will be provided to all participants following the completion of the training.

This event has been accredited with 3 hours of structured CPE qualifying under Core Development competency as per the Accountancy Board Accreditation Rules.

Cooperation Partners
  • Malta Association of Credit Management
  • Malta Employers' Associations