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ASF case reference:
ASF 126/2020
Sector:
Insurance
Language:
Maltese
Financial Services Provider:
Mapfre MSV Life plc
Category Issue:
Value at maturity
Product/Service:
Life-related
Outcome:
Partially Upheld by Arbiter
Date of Arbiter's Decision:
25/04/2022
Appeal Court reference:
Not Appealed
ASF case reference:
ASF 032/2021
Sector:
Investments
Language:
English
Financial Services Provider:
Sovereign Pension Services Limited
Category Issue:
Administration/Management/Custody
Product/Service:
Pensions-related
Outcome:
Not Upheld
Date of Arbiter's Decision:
25/04/2022
Appeal Court reference:
Not Appealed
ASF case reference:
ASF 114/2021
Sector:
Banking / Financial Institutions
Language:
Maltese
Financial Services Provider:
Satabank p.l.c.
Category Issue:
Delays
Product/Service:
Savings/Current/Term Account
Outcome:
Not Upheld
Date of Arbiter's Decision:
25/04/2022
Appeal Court reference:
Not Appealed
ASF case reference:
ASF 053/2021
Sector:
Banking / Financial Institutions
Language:
English
Financial Services Provider:
Phoenix Payments Limited
Category Issue:
Suspected irregular activity
Product/Service:
Transfers
Outcome:
Not Upheld
Date of Arbiter's Decision:
25/04/2022
Appeal Court reference:
Not Appealed
ASF case reference:
ASF 121/2020
Sector:
Investments
Language:
Maltese
Financial Services Provider:
MPM Capital Investments Ltd
Category Issue:
Calculation of price/interest
Product/Service:
Miscellaneous (securities and funds)
Outcome:
Partially Upheld by Arbiter
Date of Arbiter's Decision:
19/04/2022
Appeal Court reference:
43/2022
In progress
ASF case reference:
ASF 039/2020 & ASF 040/2020
Sector:
Investments
Language:
Maltese
Financial Services Provider:
MPM Capital Investments Ltd
Category Issue:
Misselling / Suitability
Product/Service:
Miscellaneous (securities and funds)
Outcome:
Not Upheld
Date of Arbiter's Decision:
22/03/2022
Appeal Court reference:
Not Appealed
ASF case reference:
ASF 013/2020
Sector:
Investments
Language:
Maltese
Financial Services Provider:
Calamatta Cuschieri Investment Services Limited
Category Issue:
Misselling / Suitability
Product/Service:
Miscellaneous (securities and funds)
Outcome:
Not Upheld
Date of Arbiter's Decision:
22/03/2022
Appeal Court reference:
Not Appealed
ASF case reference:
ASF 077/2021
Sector:
Insurance
Language:
Maltese
Financial Services Provider:
Mapfre MSV Life plc
Category Issue:
Value at maturity
Product/Service:
Life-related
Outcome:
Partially Upheld by Arbiter
Date of Arbiter's Decision:
22/03/2022
Appeal Court reference:
Not Appealed
ASF case reference:
ASF 082/2021
Sector:
Banking / Financial Institutions
Language:
Maltese
Financial Services Provider:
APS Bank P.l.c
Category Issue:
Opening/Closure
Product/Service:
Savings/Current/Term Account
Outcome:
Not Upheld
Date of Arbiter's Decision:
22/03/2022
Appeal Court reference:
Not Appealed
ASF case reference:
ASF 048/2021
Sector:
Insurance
Language:
Maltese
Financial Services Provider:
Mapfre MSV Life plc
Category Issue:
Value at maturity
Product/Service:
Life-related
Outcome:
Partially Upheld by Arbiter
Date of Arbiter's Decision:
22/03/2022
Appeal Court reference:
Not Appealed
ASF case reference:
ASF 089/2020
Sector:
Investments
Language:
Maltese
Financial Services Provider:
Michael Grech Financial Investment Services Limited
Category Issue:
Misselling / Suitability
Product/Service:
Complex/Professional/Experienced/Structured investments
Outcome:
Upheld by Arbiter
Date of Arbiter's Decision:
22/02/2022
Appeal Court reference:
19/2022
ASF case reference:
ASF 068/2021
Sector:
Insurance
Language:
English
Financial Services Provider:
Riverstone Insurance (Malta) Limited (formerly Argo Global SE)
Category Issue:
Rejection of claim
Product/Service:
Commercial policies
Outcome:
Not Upheld
Date of Arbiter's Decision:
22/02/2022
Appeal Court reference:
Not Appealed
ASF case reference:
ASF 045/2021
Sector:
Investments
Language:
English
Financial Services Provider:
Momentum Pensions Malta Limited
Category Issue:
Administration/Management/Custody
Product/Service:
Pensions-related
Outcome:
Not Upheld
Date of Arbiter's Decision:
22/02/2022
Appeal Court reference:
Not Appealed
ASF case reference:
ASF 096/2020
Sector:
Investments
Language:
English
Financial Services Provider:
Sovereign Pension Services Limited
Category Issue:
Administration/Management/Custody
Product/Service:
Pensions-related
Outcome:
Partially Upheld by Arbiter
Date of Arbiter's Decision:
08/02/2022
Appeal Court reference:
Not Appealed
ASF case reference:
ASF 111/2021
Sector:
Insurance
Language:
English
Financial Services Provider:
Building Block Insurance PCC Limited
Category Issue:
Rejection of claim
Product/Service:
Other business lines
Outcome:
Upheld by Arbiter
Date of Arbiter's Decision:
08/02/2022
Appeal Court reference:
Not Appealed
ASF case reference:
ASF 083/2021
Sector:
Insurance
Language:
English
Financial Services Provider:
Riverstone Insurance (Malta) Limited (formerly Argo Global SE)
Category Issue:
Rejection of claim
Product/Service:
Home (Building & Contents)-related
Outcome:
Upheld by Arbiter
Date of Arbiter's Decision:
08/02/2022
Appeal Court reference:
Not Appealed
ASF case reference:
ASF 120/2021
Sector:
Insurance
Language:
English
Financial Services Provider:
Riverstone Insurance (Malta) Limited (formerly Argo Global SE)
Category Issue:
Rejection of claim
Product/Service:
Home (Building & Contents)-related
Outcome:
Partially Upheld by Arbiter
Date of Arbiter's Decision:
08/02/2022
Appeal Court reference:
Not Appealed
ASF case reference:
ASF 056/2021
Sector:
Insurance
Language:
Maltese
Financial Services Provider:
Mapfre MSV Life plc
Category Issue:
Value at maturity
Product/Service:
Life-related
Outcome:
Partially Upheld by Arbiter
Date of Arbiter's Decision:
11/01/2022
Appeal Court reference:
Not Appealed
ASF case reference:
ASF 093/2021
Sector:
Insurance
Language:
Maltese
Financial Services Provider:
Mapfre MSV Life plc
Category Issue:
Value at maturity
Product/Service:
Life-related
Outcome:
Partially Upheld by Arbiter
Date of Arbiter's Decision:
11/01/2022
Appeal Court reference:
Not Appealed
ASF case reference:
ASF 071/2021
Sector:
Banking / Financial Institutions
Language:
Maltese
Financial Services Provider:
Bank of Valletta plc
Category Issue:
Opening/Closure
Product/Service:
Cards
Outcome:
Upheld by Arbiter
Date of Arbiter's Decision:
28/12/2021
Appeal Court reference:
Not Appealed