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Arbiter's Decisions

You can search for decisions delivered by the Arbiter for Financial Services and judgements delivered by the Court of Appeal (Civil, Inferior) for those decisions that have been appealed.

You may refine your search as wanted by the name of the financial services provider, the language of the decision, the decision year, decision date from/to, the sector, decision outcome, and whether the decision has been appealed or not. If you select by sector (e.g. 'Banking'), you may filter down your choice by selecting issue (e.g. 'Charges') and/or product (e.g. 'Cards'). Please browse the drop-down filters on the left-hand side.

The database of Arbiter's decisions is updated periodically. In accordance with the OAFS policy, complainants' names in such decisions are pseudonymised (the actual names are replaced by unrelated alphabetical references).

The remit of the Arbiter for Financial Services is to investigate and adjudicate complaints lodged by eligible complainants (individuals and micro-enterprises) against financial services providers who are licensed or authorised by the Maltese financial services regulator. When cases are referred to the Arbiter and a decision is issued, such a decision is binding on both parties.

Either party can request the Arbiter for clarification or correction to any computation, clerical, typographical, or similar errors within 15 days from the delivery of a decision. Decisions may be upheld in full, partially upheld, or rejected, and may be appealed by any of the parties.

As to the Court of Appeal (Civil, Inferior) judgements, we refer to the Court Services Agency's eCourts website (https://ecourts.gov.mt/onlineservices/) for the relevant case reference numbers and appeal judgements. Information about appealed decisions on our website is updated periodically. However, such information should always be cross-checked with the eCourts website as we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to its completeness, accuracy or reliability.

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ASF case reference Financial Service Provider Outcome Date of Arbiter's Decision Appeal Court reference
ASF 012/2024 Bank of Valletta plc Partially Upheld by Arbiter 28/06/2024 Not Appealed
ASF 026/2024 Sovereign Pension Services Limited Partially Upheld by Arbiter 28/06/2024 Not Appealed
ASF 004/2024 Mapfre MSV Life plc Partially Upheld by Arbiter 21/06/2024 Not Appealed
ASF 036/2024 CSB International Limited Not Upheld 21/06/2024 Not Appealed
ASF 022/2024 Hogg Capital Investments Limited Partially Upheld by Arbiter 21/06/2024 60/2024
In progress
ASF 214/2023 Foris Dax MT Limited (formerly MCO Malta Dax Limited ) Not Upheld 21/06/2024 Not Appealed
ASF 027/2024 Momentum Pensions Malta Limited Partially Upheld by Arbiter 14/06/2024 Not Appealed
ASF 221/2023 Bank of Valletta plc Not Upheld 06/06/2024 Not Appealed
ASF 218/2023 Bank of Valletta plc Partially Upheld by Arbiter 06/06/2024 Not Appealed
ASF 215/2023 Bank of Valletta plc Partially Upheld by Arbiter 30/05/2024 Not Appealed
ASF 074/2024 Papaya Ltd Not Upheld 30/05/2024 Not Appealed
ASF 207/2023 Mapfre MSV Life plc Partially Upheld by Arbiter 10/05/2024 Not Appealed
ASF 070/2024 Openpayd Financial Services Malta Limited Not Upheld 10/05/2024 Not Appealed
ASF 100/2023 Oney Insurance (PCC) Limited Upheld by Arbiter 30/04/2024 Not Appealed
ASF 115/2023 Truevo Payments Ltd Not Upheld 30/04/2024 Not Appealed
ASF 160/2023 Sovereign Pension Services Limited Upheld by Arbiter 12/04/2024 Not Appealed
ASF 044/2024 CSB International Limited Not Upheld 12/04/2024 Not Appealed
ASF 197/2023 GlobalCapital Financial Management Limited Partially Upheld by Arbiter 12/04/2024 32/2024
In progress
ASF 108/2023 Atlas Insurance PCC Limited Upheld by Arbiter 12/04/2024 35/2024
In progress
ASF 199/2023 Riverside Insurance Agency Malta Limited Not Upheld 04/04/2024 Not Appealed