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Mamo TCV Advocates - Integration of EU’s MiCAR in Maltese law

FinTech Insights #7 –
Integration of EU’s MiCAR in Maltese law

Malta has been a forerunner in regulating digital assets with the introduction of the Virtual Financial Assets Act, Chapter 590 of the Laws of Malta (the “VFA Act”) back in 2018.  Following its approval in 2022 and publication in 2023, Regulation (EU) 2023/1114 of the European Parliament and Council on markets in crypto-assets (“MiCAR”) has an 18-month window to become fully enforceable by 30th December 2024. However, MiCAR’s Title III and Title IV on issuing and regulating stablecoins will be applicable from 30th June 2024 according to Article 149 MiCAR.  Rules on crypto-asset service providers in Title V of MiCAR…
Mario Mizzi
26th June 2024
Mamo TCV: To date, Embedded Finance has neither been defined in Maltese nor EU law

FinTech Insights #6 –
Embedded Finance in Malta

The concept of embedding a financial service within a non-financial service entails the integration of licensable financial activities into non-financial digital platforms. The embedded services typically encompass payments, lending, investments, and insurance. The financial services are integrated into platforms such as social media and various productivity/lifestyle applications, which would otherwise not be considered as financial products at all. Embedded Finance (commonly abbreviated as “EmFi”) is the term associated with the notion of integrating a regulated financial service within a digital platform that is unregulated for that specific financial service. EmFi raises legal queries relating to compliance, investor protection, and financial…
Mario Mizzi
22nd March 2024