On 9th July 2021, DBRS Ratings GmbH confirmed Malta’s rating to be ‘A’ (high), with a Stable trend on all ratings.
In a statement dated 17th June 2022, the FATF said Malta had made “significant progress” and had “strengthened the effectiveness” of its anti-money laundering regime to combat the “strategic deficiencies” the body had highlighted last year.
On 23rd September 2022, Scope Ratings GmbH confirmed Malta’s rating to be A+ with a stable outlook.
The Government of Malta has launched a new residency programme targeting non-Europeans who want to bring their start-up businesses to Malta. Through this programme, they can now benefit from a three-year residency permit for themselves and their immediate family members.
On 11th November 2022, global rating agency Fitch has confirmed Malta’s A+ rating with a ‘stable’ outlook, citing the country’s resilient labour market and strong GDP growth as positive metrics.
Following a ground-breaking ruling delivered by the Court of Justice of the European Union that took place on 22nd November 2022, the Malta Business Registry (“MBR”) has issued a notice to the general public informing them that it will be limiting access of the register of beneficial owners to competent authorities and subject persons only.
On 30th January 2023, the Malta Gaming Authority (‘MGA’) published its Policy on the use of Distributed Ledger Technology (‘DLT’) by Authorised Persons.