Malta is an island that is part of the European Union, which means that forex brokers in Malta are covered by all of EU’s financial regulations. This also includes the new rules from the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) regarding maximum leverage for retail traders.
Forex brokers in Malta are regulated by the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA). This regulator has a strong reputation among both forex brokers and traders, and is considered by many as more willing to adapt to technological innovations and other changes in the industry.
Malta also has a strong banking sector, as well as many other financial institutions. In addition to being a home for many traditional financial institutions, Malta has also attracted a large number of cryptocurrency exchanges in recent years.