Following the transposition of the Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (Directive 2015/849/EU) in Malta, the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) established an ultimate beneficial owner (UBO) register for companies, trusts and other organisations.
In this regard, the MFSA has announced that it has developed an online platform for the Trusts Ultimate Beneficial Ownership Register (the Register) which facilitates the electronic submission of beneficial ownership information of trusts, as well as providing online access of this information to entitled parties.
Various national competent authorities, such as the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU), national tax authorities, the Police, the Asset Recovery Bureau, the Comptroller of Customs and the Sanctions Monitoring Board are entitled to unrestricted access to the Register.
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