Obtaining a VFA Licence in Malta

VFA Agency Services in Malta

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As an authorised VFA Agent, we have the necessary skills and competences to assist our clients with obtaining their VFAA licence while ensuring that they have a robust and significant business plan. 

Obtaining a VFA Licence in Malta

In order to be able to provide the above services an applicant would need to obtain a VFA Service Licence as described hereunder.

  • Licence holders authorised to operate a VFA exchange and to hold or control clients’ money, virtual financial assets and, or private cryptographic keys and custodian or nominee services solely in relation to the operation and activities of such VFA exchange.
  • Initial Capital Requirement: €150,000
  • Application Fee: €24,000

Annual Supervisory Fee:

  • For revenue up to €1,000,000 = €50,000
  • Further tranches of €1,000,000 up to a maximum of €100,000,000 = €5,000 per tranche

Our VFA Services

As a leading Services Provider in Malta, CSB Group is able to provide further information and assistance on what Malta has to offer in relation to blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Backed with years of experience in company incorporation, tax advisory and regulatory and compliance, our team can give complete solutions to anyone wishing to set up a fintech operation in Malta. Our Services include:

  • Accounting & Bookkeeping Services;
  • Assistance with MFSA Application Process (ICO, Crypto Exchange, VFA Services);
  • Assistance with setting up of local presence & substance (office space and personnel);
  • Assistance with MFSA meetings, forms and due diligence requirements;
  • Assistance for the attainment of EMI/PSPs & MiFID Licences;
  • Bank Account Opening;
  • Company Formation;
  • Company Re-domiciliation;
  • Drafting of legal documents;
  • Drafting or Review of ICO White-Paper;
  • Drafting or Review of Business Plans;
  • Drafting Policies, Website T&Cs, GDPR compliance;
  • Financial Instruments Test;
  • Financial Projections;
  • Licence Advisory Services;
  • Legal opinions;
  • Ongoing Monitoring;
  • Tax and VAT Services;
  • VFA Agent Services.

Key Contacts

Franklin Cachia

Director - Tax & Regulated Industries

Kyle Scerri

Manager - Gaming & Fintech



We at Staern Ltd are glad that we work with CSB Group. Experienced, dedicated and supportive specialists. People you can rely on even in very complex business challenges such as VFA Licence application. People you can trust. People who can motivate and continue to go forward even in very complex business challenges. We are very glad to work with CSB Group on our VFA Service Provider Licence.

Staern Ltd


Need our assistance with VFA, Blockchain & Fintech services?

CSB Fintech is a fully registered VFA agent and can help you set up a successful Fintech operation in Malta.

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