Industry News

ARQ Group approved as corporate member of the Investment Migration Council

First Maltese professional services organisation to be accepted as corporate members by this leading global forum ARQ Group achieved another milestone in its growth as a leading professional services organisation when it was recently accepted as a corporate member of the Inve... Read More


Cyprus targets tax avoiding letter-box companies

Cyprus Central Bank wants to prevent firms from using EU single market freedom-of-establishment rules to set up letter-box companies for tax benefits in the country. The regulator underlined the need for businesses to have real substance in order to operate and benefit from ta... Read More


Hargreaves founder slams UK gov’t, claiming no-deal Brexit is ‘best option’

The founder of Hargreaves Lansdown, Peter Hargreaves, has backed a no-deal Brexit, insisting that such a scenario would give the UK “free trade with Europe”. In an interview with Bloomberg, Hargreaves slammed the British government’s handling of the negotiations to leav... Read More


New Gaming Act Comes Into Force | Malta Gaming Authority

The new Gaming Act, approved by Maltese Parliament on 8 March 2018, together with the subsidiary legislation and Authority-issued binding instruments which establish the detailed processes and procedures constituting the holistic regulatory framework for the gaming sector, ca... Read More


Special Tax Rate introduced on Qualifying Employment in the Maritime, Oil and Gas Industries

Legal notice 140 of 2018 brings into force a programme that allows individuals employed in the maritime and oil and gas industry to benefit from a flat rate of 15 percent on their employment income. For this rate to apply, the individual must be resident but not domiciled in M... Read More


JP Fabri – Managing Director of ARQ Economic & Business Intelligence

In the current hype over blockchain and cryptocurrency, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to have a conversation with someone who understands not only the technology but also its impact on the society. The blockchain revolution, or the so-called 4th Industrial Revolution, ... Read More


Blockchain and CFOs. Friends or Foes?

There is a lot of hype surrounding blockchain and on how it will revolutionise businesses and industries. Everyone is currently suffering from an information overload and business leaders and CFOs might actually feel daunted about the subject which is laden with technical jargon.... Read More


The importance of Effective Due Diligence in Safeguarding the Reputation of Residency and Citizenship Programmes

ARQ Group attended the Investment Migration Forum held in Geneva between the 4th – 6th June. This event addressed the advancement of the investor immigration and citizenship industry. Due to the ever-increasing number of individuals who choose to travel, live, work, invest and ... Read More


Parliament approves crypto and blockchain legislation: A milestone in Malta’s journey to becoming a ‘Blockchain Island’

It was just over a year ago that the Maltese government claimed that Malta had the potential to ‘trail-blaze’ its way to a blockchain future, breaking rank as a ‘frontline country’ in this innovative space. Last week, Parliament approved three cryptocurrency and blockchai... Read More


MGA issues Policy on Outsourcing by Authorised Persons

As the gaming industry matures and flourishes, it has become the norm for operators to outsource a whole host of services, from regulatory compliance to marketing, to third party service providers with the industry becoming increasingly interdependent on a host of B2B services ac... Read More


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