About Us


The Central Bank of Malta is established by the Central Bank of Malta Act (Cap. 204) (the ‘Act’), and operates under the Act, the Statute of the European System of Central Banks (the ‘ESCB Statute’), as well as the relevant provisions of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.

This section contains a summary of the Act, together with links to the Directives and Bye-laws issued under this Act.

The Bank also operates in terms of the legal framework of the European System of Central Banks. Much of this framework is directly applicable and has the force of law in Malta. Further information on this framework may be obtained from the website of the European Central Bank.

The following links provide an overview of the applicable EU legislation according to the subject matter:

EU financial and banking legislation
Information on EU legislation relating to Economic and Monetary Union
Information on EU legislation relating to the euro

Note: Any description of legislation on this website is for information purposes only and should not in any way be construed as legal advice or as a substitute to official legal acts.