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  • Merged PV loan scheme launched

    Merged PV loan scheme launched

    Bank of Valletta and GRTU have merged their individual schemes to come up with a solution to help customers wishing to purchase ‘green’ products. The BOV Eco loan-GRTU scheme is the result of an amalgamation of GRTU’s Photo Voltaic Purchase...

  • MFSA warning about Wire Prepay

    The Malta Financial Services Authority has become aware of an entity operating under the name Wire Prepay, which purports to be a ‘financial company’ authorised to offer prepaid cards, credit cards and debit cards, as well as payment processing...

  • Island interim results hit by Radisson shutdown

    Island interim results hit by Radisson shutdown

    The financial results of the Island Hotels Group for the first six months of the year, the low period of the group’s trading cycle, were, as expected, significantly affected by the planned closure for refurbishment of the Radisson Blu St Julian’s,...

  • New euro coin set from CBM

    New euro coin set from CBM

    The Central Bank of Malta has issued a new euro coin set dated 2015. The set incorporates the eight Maltese euro coins as well as a €2 coin commemorating Malta’s change of status to a Republic in 1974. This coin is the fifth and final one in the...

  • €500m fund for social and micro-entrepreneurs

    Social and micro-enterprises in Europe will soon have access to over €500 million in finance, as the result of a new agreement signed between the European Commission and the European Investment Fund (EIF). Support will be made available under the...

  • 140,000 more apprenticeships made available to young people

    Forty companies and organisations have joined the European Alliance for Apprenticeships, coordinated by the European Commission, committed to providing more and better apprenticeships for young people. The companies will make a total of 140,000...

  • Why you need to start saving now

    Why you need to start saving now

    First job, first paycheck – you’re likely to think about how to spend the money, rather than save it. When you do put some money aside, it’s probably towards a holiday, a new car or a boat. At some point, you might think about saving up to buy...

  • MSE Index maintains positive momentum

    MSE Index maintains positive momentum

    The Malta Stock Exchange (MSE) Index continued to trend higher, ending Friday’s session at a fresh multi-year high of 4,096.937 points, after registering a week-on-week gain of 0.45 per cent. Pushing the index higher were shares of RS2 Software...

  • Greek default looms amidst deadlock

    Despite a series of top-level meetings, Greece and its international creditors could not reach an agreement till Saturday morning and remained in deadlock over its debt crisis. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras failed to reach a deal with...

  • New bonds from MIH

    New bonds from MIH

    Mediterranean Investments Holding is issuing €20 million worth of unsecured bonds with a coupon rate of 5.5 per cent, maturing in 2020. Subject to MFSA approval to admissibility, the net proceeds from the new bonds will be used to redeem its €20...

  • Company briefs

    Company briefs

    Banif Bank has given its car loan a fresh look, focusing on the ‘It’s all about the journey!’ concept. The campaign uses the stunning Maltese countryside as a backdrop. The bank has also collaborated with local band The New Victorians,...

  • Interest rates remain low for now

    Interest rates remain low for now

    Both the Bank of England (BoE) and the European Central Bank (ECB), unsurprisingly, kept interest rates on hold at their June monetary policy meetings. In the UK, the base rate has been 0.5 per cent for over six years. Minutes of the bank’s...

  • Outstanding offers at Malta Trade Fair

    Outstanding offers at Malta Trade Fair

    ROCS Group has a number of outstanding offers for visitors to this year’s trade fair at the MFCC, Ta’ Qali. Complimentary Splash & Fun tickets will be given out with an appointment arranged with members of the team. ROCS Travel will also be giving...

  • Postgraduate study benefits

    Postgraduate study benefits

    Middlesex University is holding an open evening on Tuesday for students interested in learning more about postgraduate study. There are many reasons to undertake a Master’s degree: to become a specialist, attract a higher salary or gain greater...

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  • Android app courses on offer

    Android Application Development courses in Malta are being offered at STC Training. These courses will run during the school’s summer programme, which runs from July to September. The app courses, together with a wide number of au courant short...

  • Do we need an extended warranty?

    Do we need an extended warranty?

    When purchasing certain types of goods, such as electronics and electrical appliances, consumers are often offered the possibility to purchase an extended warranty. This kind of warranty offers extra protection just in case the product bought...

  • McDonald’s marks 20 years in Malta

    McDonald’s marks 20 years in Malta

    McDonald’s celebrates 20 years in Malta this month. Since opening its first restaurant in Republic Street, Valletta, in 1995, the brand has served more than 100 million loyal customers in Malta and Gozo. McDonald’s was introduced to Malta in 1995...

  • Defective engagement ring

    Defective engagement ring

    Q: Last December I was given an engagement ring and since then two stones have fallen off it. When the first stone fell, I went to the seller to complain. The seller accepted to replace the stone free of charge. However, a few weeks later, I lost...

  • Real estate firm launches franchising programme

    Real estate firm launches franchising programme

    Century 21 Real Estate has launched its franchising programme in Malta. The Century 21 System boasts a global operation founded in the US, which extends across Latin America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. “The selected individuals and...