Amendments to the Company Service Providers

Change is coming and SOHO is ahead of the curve. It may interest you to know that new amendments to the Company Service Provider Act, 2020 go into effect May 16, 2021.

What you should know and can depend on is that none of these changes impacts SOHO’s industry-leading registered address services and Virtual Office memberships.

What new amendments have been made to the Company Service Providers Act?

1 – Warranted professionals including advocates; notary public; legal procurators and certified public accountants who were providing CSP services to third parties, and were previously exempt from authorisation and supervision, now have to apply for MFSA Authorisation to be able to continue to act as CSPs.

2 – Three Classes of CSPs have been created:

Class ‘A’ CSP

CSPs who fall under this class are   authorised to provide the following services to third parties;

  • Formation of Company or other legal entities;
  • Provision of a registered office, business correspondence and/or administrative address;
  • Other related services for a company, partnership or any other legal entity.
Class ‘B’ CSP

Any CSPs who are acting as, or arranging for another person to act as director; company secretary; a partner in a partnership or a similar position about other legal entities.

Class ‘C’ CSP

CSPs who fall under this class are authorised to provide services listed under both Class A and B.

3 – CSPs must now be authorised by the MFSA as well as registered.

4 – MFSA is empowered to revoke authorisation to CSPs who are found liable by the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit ( FIAU) for systematic breach of the prevention of the money laundering act and any regulations issued thereunder.

Failure to comply with any of the new measures imposed will result in a €50,000 fine.

There has been no change to the type of Company Service Providers’ services as listed in the CSP Act.

For a full list of the new amendments please click on MFSA to access the updated rulebook.

Who is the MFSA?

The Malta Financial Services Authority is the governing body that monitors and supervises registered Company Service Providers (CSP). It’s role is to ensure that providers are compliant with all legislative frameworks and conforming to all data protection on behalf of their clients.

“The CSP reform will place Malta at the forefront of good international practise, protecting the integrity of the financial system and the broader economy from undesired and illegal activity.” Emily Benson

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