Malta is a respected, English-speaking financial centre with a robust overseas pension scheme legislation.
Malta has established itself as a leading Pension jurisdiction offering management and administration of personal pension schemes. Malta’s success is due to its highly regulated financial services sector and being a full member of European Union.
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Malta offers solutions to the UK market and also other European cross-border schemes. The Retirement Pensions Act (Chapter 514 of the Laws of Malta) came into force on 1st January 2015. The new Regulations and Pension Rules also came into force on 1st January 2015.

A new set of Regulations and Pensions Rules have been issued under the Act to supplement the legal framework for the licensing and regulation of Retirement Schemes (both Occupational and Personal), Retirement Funds and Service Providers related thereto, as well as for the requirement of recognition for persons carrying on back-office administrative services
Legislation allows for a number of customised structures that suit the requirements of individuals or international businesses
A strong regulatory framework and the MFSA ensure the integrity of the plan and peace of mind for the scheme’s members.
Thanks to Malta’s EU membership, companies established in other EU member states can sponsor occupational schemes established in Malta.
Fees for the administration and management of the scheme are comparatively lower than in other jurisdiction.
Retirement schemes and their administrators are licensed and fully regulated by the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA).
Has over 70 double-taxation agreements in place.