Bank Accounts

Bank Accounts

There are 29 credit institutions established in Malta and authorised by the MFSA (Malta Financial Services Authority) to provide banking services.  Individuals, corporates, trusts, foundations and other entities may hold bank accounts in Malta or elsewhere. We enjoy very healthy banking relationships with the main banks in Malta, including major international banks. Cheque books and credit/debit cards are available in a wide choice of currencies. Resident and non-resident bank accounts are available with comprehensive telephone, internet and mobile banking facilities. International commercial and trading finance facilities are excellent.

As formal introducers to the leading banks in Malta, we can introduce you to any Maltese bank and provide assistance with the opening of resident and non-resident bank accounts in Malta.  We are also able to assist with applications for financing of various projects or assets. 

Maltese Banks

The larger banks in Malta provide sophisticated online banking services as well as conventional telephone support in a regulated and service-oriented banking and financial services environment. The banking system follows the UK's established banking tradition and Malta boasts of banks that trace their historical origins to the beginning of banking in Europe. Banking law and regulation is in line with all European Union directives and banking personnel in Malta follow disciplined and market-oriented service charters.

Benefits of banking in Malta

Generally, bank accounts in Malta enjoy the following facilities:

  • A choice of term, savings or current accounts;
  • Favourable interest rates;
  • Cheque book facility;
  • Credit card facilities in various currencies;
  • No tax or withholding tax on interests paid to non-resident account holders;
  • No exchange control regulations;
  • Bank accounts can be opened in all currencies.

Our service

With a dedicated team of banking professionals, we are able to use our knowledge of the local financial and banking environment and advise individuals or companies on the most appropriate bank according to the client's profile and requirements. As formal introducers to Maltese banks, we can assist with the preparation of the required documents including due diligence documentation to facilitate client acceptance by the bank. We also assist with the activation of internet banking access.

Our bank account opening service includes the following:

  • advice re choice of bank in Malta
  • introduction to a bank of your choice
  • advice re due diligence documentation for client acceptance
  • opening of normal or offshore bank account in any denomination
  • applications for cheque books
  • applications for credit card facilities
  • applications for online banking facilities

Optional services:

  • bank account management
  • bank reconciliations and accounting
  • office address facilities
  • mail forwarding of all bank correspondence to your address of choice.

Costs and Fees

Our banking services advisory information pack are available upon request.  

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Dr Priscilla Mifsud Parker

Senior Partner, Corporate, Tax & Immigration

+356 22056122

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