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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 092/2021 Satabank p.l.c. Not Upheld 14/06/2022 Not Appealed
ASF 086/2021 Phoenix Payments Limited Not Upheld 24/05/2022 Not Appealed
ASF 043/2021 Phoenix Payments Limited Not Upheld 24/05/2022 Not Appealed
ASF 121/2021 Phoenix Payments Limited Not Upheld 24/05/2022 Not Appealed
ASF 064/2021 Phoenix Payments Limited Not Upheld 24/05/2022 Not Appealed
ASF 028/2021 STM Malta Pension Services Limited (formerly STM Malta Trust and Company Management Limited) Partially Upheld by Arbiter 24/05/2022 Not Appealed
ASF 101/2021 Bank of Valletta plc Not Upheld 10/05/2022 Not Appealed
ASF 066/2021 Bank of Valletta plc Not Upheld 10/05/2022 Not Appealed
ASF 124/2021 Momentum Pensions Malta Limited Not Upheld 09/05/2022 Not Appealed
ASF 190/2018 MIB Insurance Agency Limited Not Upheld 25/04/2022 Not Appealed
ASF 126/2020 Mapfre MSV Life plc Partially Upheld by Arbiter 25/04/2022 Not Appealed
ASF 032/2021 Sovereign Pension Services Limited Not Upheld 25/04/2022 Not Appealed
ASF 114/2021 Satabank p.l.c. Not Upheld 25/04/2022 Not Appealed
ASF 053/2021 Phoenix Payments Limited Not Upheld 25/04/2022 Not Appealed
ASF 121/2020 MPM Capital Investments Ltd Partially Upheld by Arbiter 19/04/2022 43/2022
In progress
ASF 039/2020 & ASF 040/2020 MPM Capital Investments Ltd Not Upheld 22/03/2022 Not Appealed
ASF 013/2020 Calamatta Cuschieri Investment Services Limited Not Upheld 22/03/2022 Not Appealed
ASF 077/2021 Mapfre MSV Life plc Partially Upheld by Arbiter 22/03/2022 Not Appealed
ASF 082/2021 APS Bank P.l.c Not Upheld 22/03/2022 Not Appealed
ASF 048/2021 Mapfre MSV Life plc Partially Upheld by Arbiter 22/03/2022 Not Appealed