News - Media Releases 2020

  • 25 March 2020

    New Directive issued

    Following the advice of national health authorities for persons to remain indoors as much as possible, the Central Bank of Malta has today issued a Directive on important measures concerning cheques which will primarily enable persons to avoid visiting bank branches and other financial service providers, by depositing them through trusted third parties.

  • 09 March 2020

    Policy note on impact of pension age changes

    The number of men aged 50 and over who are working full-time has risen from approximately 26,000 in 2008 to nearly 33,000 in 2018, while the female workforce in that age bracket more than doubled from 7,000 to over 14,000, according to a policy paper published by the Central Bank of Malta.

  • 03 March 2020

    Payment Habits Survey

    Over a third of the Maltese carry between €21 and €50 in their wallet, with fewer than one in every ten carrying more than €100, according to the Payment Habits Survey carried out by the Central Bank of Malta.

  • 28 February 2020

    Central Bank of Malta trains professional cash handlers

    Everybody handles currency, whether it is a cashier at a bank, a retailer or a child receiving pocket money.

  • 24 February 2020

    ECB launches Strategy Review

    The European Central Bank (ECB) has launched a portal on its website dedicated to the Strategic Review announced by President Christine Lagarde upon her appointment last November.