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Arbiter's Decisions

You can search for decisions delivered by the Arbiter for Financial Servicesand judgements delivered by the Court of Appeal (Civil, Inferior)for those decisionsthat have been appealed

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 ofthe 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 103/2020 Atlas Insurance PCC Limited Upheld by Arbiter 06/04/2021 Not Appealed
ASF 144/2020 Building Block Insurance PCC Limited Partially Upheld by Arbiter 06/04/2021 Not Appealed
ASF 115/2020 Building Block Insurance PCC Limited Upheld by Arbiter 06/04/2021 Not Appealed
ASF 078/2019 STM Malta Pension Services Limited(formerly STM Malta Trust and Company Management Limited) Partially Upheld by Arbiter 06/04/2021 36/2021
In progress
ASF 076/2019 Momentum Pensions Malta Limited Partially Upheld by Arbiter 06/04/2021 38/2021
In progress
ASF 070/2019 Momentum Pensions Malta Limited Partially Upheld by Arbiter 06/04/2021 39/2021
In progress
ASF 073/2019 Momentum Pensions Malta Limited Partially Upheld by Arbiter 06/04/2021 37/2021
In progress
ASF 071/2020 Building Block Insurance PCC Limited Not Upheld 23/03/2021 Not Appealed
ASF 029/2020 Mapfre Middlesea plc Not Upheld 23/03/2021 Not Appealed
ASF 018, 019 & 020/2020 Mapfre MSV Life plc Partially Upheld by Arbiter 23/03/2021 Not Appealed
ASF 062/2020 Mapfre MSV Life plc Partially Upheld by Arbiter 23/03/2021 Not Appealed
ASF 092/2020 Mapfre MSV Life plc Partially Upheld by Arbiter 23/03/2021 Not Appealed
ASF 044/2020 Mapfre MSV Life plc Not Upheld 23/03/2021 Not Appealed
ASF 008/2020 Mapfre MSV Life plc Partially Upheld by Arbiter 23/03/2021 Not Appealed
ASF 025/2018 HSBC Bank Malta plc Not Upheld 22/02/2021 Not Appealed
ASF 008/2019 STM Malta Pension Services Limited(formerly STM Malta Trust and Company Management Limited) Partially Upheld by Arbiter 22/02/2021 25/2021; 26/2021
In progress
ASF 014/2019 STM Malta Pension Services Limited(formerly STM Malta Trust and Company Management Limited) Partially Upheld by Arbiter 22/02/2021 Not Appealed
ASF 051/2020; 052/2020 Mapfre MSV Life plc Partially Upheld by Arbiter 22/02/2021 Not Appealed
ASF 075/2019 Bank of Valletta plc Upheld by Arbiter 22/02/2021 Not Appealed
ASF 023/2020 HSBC Bank Malta plc Not Upheld 22/02/2021 24/2021
In progress
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