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The MFSA and the FIAU have jointly issued a consultation document on Guidance for Credit Institutions, Payment Institutions and Electronic Money Institutions opening accounts for FinTechs. The scope of these Guidelines is to assist institutions in assessing their risks when opening accounts for FinTechs particularly those accepting DLT assets as a means of payment, DLT exchanges, issuers of DLT assets and VFA service providers.

Stakeholders are invited to send their feedback by the 30 April 2019.

The consultation document may be accessed at: 


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