News - News Releases 2020

  • 20 April 2020

    The Central Bank of Malta amends Directive No. 8

    On 7 April 2020, the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (‘ECB’), which is the main decision-making body of the ECB, adopted a set of collateral measures to mitigate the tightening of financial conditions across the euro area.

  • 13 April 2020

    Six-month moratorium on loan repayments

    The Minister responsible for public health, with the concurrence of and in consultation with the Minister for Finance and Financial Services, issued the Moratorium on Credit Facilities Regulations in Exceptional Circumstances through Legal Notice 142 of 2020.

  • 07 April 2020

    Cash poses no particular risk of infection (Johannes Beermann, Bundesbank)

    During a recent press briefing, Bundesbank Executive Board member Johannes Beermann indicated that the risk of picking up coronavirus via cash was extremely minimal.

  • 27 March 2020

    GFXC Issues Statement on FX Market Conditions

    The Global Foreign Exchange Committee (GFXC) has issued a statement encouraging market participants to take appropriate steps to reduce the potential impact of volatility on market functioning.

  • 25 March 2020

    Concession for ‘payee only’ cheques

    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.