Malta is quickly developing into a prestigious financial services centre. The country offers numerous incentives for companies to set up in business, e.g. low tax rates, multilingual staff and low operating costs. As a result, the EU's smallest member state is recording the strongest growth: Its economy is growing almost twice as fast as the EU average.
Malta is one of Europe’s top domiciles for investment funds and asset managers. Since 2010, Malta has ranked second behind Luxembourg in the ranking of the safest and most stable fund locations worldwide.
In 2018 Malta has become the first and only country to introduce an organised framework for cryptocurrency use.
European Depositary Bank SA (EDB), Malta Branch
is regulated by the Malta Financial Services Authority (MSFA) to provide depositary services and is the Maltese branch of European Depositary Bank SA, a Luxembourg public limited liability company (société anonyme), registered with the Luxembourg Trade and Companies Register under number B 10700. European Depositary Bank SA was incorporated on 20 February 1973 under the laws of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and maintains its registered office at 3, Rue Gabriel Lippmann, L-5365 Munsbach. European Depositary Bank SA has a banking licence granted in accordance with the Luxembourg law of 5 April 1993 on the Financial Sector, as amended. It is registered on the official list of Luxembourg credit institutions and is subject as such to the supervision of the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF). European Depositary Bank SA is registered pursuant to the EU (Branch Disclosure) Regulations 1993 as having established a branch in Malta.
The Depositary's principal business is the provision of depositary services to collective investment schemes.