Payment Service Provider License (PSP) in Malta

27 March 2019


Payment Services Provider License (PSP/PSO) in Malta. Service offer The number of Payment Service Provider (PSPs) licensed in Malta has seen significant growth over the last few years, and, alongside the thriving i-Gaming and e-Commerce industry, the Island has become the destination of choice for the set-up of Payment Server Providers. PSPs may engage in various activities including: the execution of payment transactions, issuing and/or acquiring of payment instruments, as well as money remittance.  RCPSecure Global strives to make the Global Service industry accessible to all.  As compared to other jurisdictions and what makes Malta really unique in the Payment ecosystem, using this License, you will able to operate both as a PSP and EMI entity.  This License shall be valid for 10 years.

Main requirements: MFSA carries out a “fit and proper” test on shareholders, directors and senior staff members Capital requirement of €50K. Real presence / real office in Malta Minimum of 3 directors with at least one of them being Maltese Minimum of 2 local operational staff members, a local MLRO and Compliance officer.
RCPSecure Global LLC appoints you the local staff and the office rent in the Republic of Malta.  The Capital required for the acquisition of the License can even be paid once your License has been setup, there are NO obligations to fulfill the deposit at the time of incorporation, it can be done in 2 to 3 tranches. You can find more information in our Pricing/Requirements sheet.


Stage 1 – Pre-Application & Submission of Application Stage Assistance with submission of preliminary proposal to Malta Financial Services Authority (“MFSA”), drafting of application form, business plan, personal questionnaires and consultancy connected thereto. This stage ends with the submission of the application pack to the MFSA.

Stage 2 – Application Stage Finalization of outstanding matters such as submission of signed copies of the revised application form together with supporting documents in their final format; liaison with MFSA in relation to any matter raised during the application process; liaison with other service providers for the completion of the process. This stage ends with the obtainment of the ‘in principle’ approval letter received from the MFSA.

Stage 3 – Pre-Licensing Stage Liaison with MFSA, consultancy and finalisation of the pending requirements to enable licensing. This stage ends with the obtainment of the licence by the MFSA. The minimum timeframe for obtaining of PSP license is 2 months


    Some countries require you have an international business license to do business in their country. Also, if you wish to be a major shareholder in a company that has its headquarters in a country that requires an international business license, you will need approval before having a stake in the company. Every country varies when it comes to requirements, but there a few basic steps to getting an international business license. RCPSecure Global LLC is a one-stop-shop hub who has to date structured over 4000 Global Business Licenses worldwide.


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