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Global Capital submits bid for Lombard Bank Malta plc
Associate Director and Gaming Industry Specialist at KPMG
"My colleagues, my clients and the butterflies that come with facing a new challenge". This is what motivates Russell Mifsud to get to the office in the morning, as he reveals in his Executive Bio.
Chairman of the Financial Institutions Association Malta (FIMA)
2018 is a game-changing year for banks and payment services providers as the Payments Services Directive 2 (PSD2) came into effect on January, 13. The new EU Directive aims to increase innovation, transparency and competition within the sector, requiring European banks to open their infrastructures to licensed third-party providers. This will enable more companies to get into the payments space, says Steve Grech, Chairman of the recently launched Financial Institutions Malta Association (FIMA).
Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services
Listening to the iGaming industry’s concerns is one of Silvio Schembri’s biggest priorities. The Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services, Digital Economy & Innovation says that Malta wants to develop new talent within the industry while positioning itself as an international hub for DLT and blockchain operators.
CEO of Insel Games
Patrick Streppel, CEO of games publisher Insel Games, says that the sheer flood of new games makes it very difficult to gain players’ attention these days, while the use of in-app purchases means a game has to motivate people to keep on spending money.
Managing Director of Exient
David Hawkins, Managing Director of Exient, says that if iGaming companies want to offer a more entertaining experience to their players, they should look to the video-gaming industry for inspiration.
Partner of Mazars Malta
Alan Craig, Partner of Mazars Malta, says that good corporate governance has become a top priority of many iGaming companies. He believes that the majority of iGaming operators just need to tweak their systems in order to comply with the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).