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  • MSV Life celebrates 20 years in business

    MSV Life this year marks 20 years of success in providing life insurance, protection, long-term savings and retirement planning. MSV Life is one of the largest life insurance companies in Malta, with total assets of over €1.4 billion and no fewer...

  • Chamber dismayed at bus service subsidies

    Chamber dismayed at bus service subsidies

    The Malta Chamber of Commerce, Industry and enterprise has said it is dismayed at the news that the country will incur an annual cost of between €24 and €29 million in subsidies for the new public bus service. While the importance of public...

  • ICT courses for people with disability

    Fifty-eight students have successfully completed ICT courses organised by the Foundation for Technology Accessibility (Fita). The courses were held at the ICT Institute at Mcast, St Theresa Girls College, Mrieħel, the SIS Training Centre, Aċċess,...

  • A record high for RS2 Software plc

    A record high for RS2 Software plc

    During the four-day trading week, the Malta Stock Exchange (MSE) index failed to remain afloat, closing the week down by 0.89 per cent at 3,327.558 points, as selling pressure reigned on shares of HSBC Bank Malta plc and Bank of Valletta plc...

  • Referendum in Scotland on the radar

    Against the backdrop of a very quiet week for data releases, market attention was focused on two geopolitical events, namely the Scottish referendum on independence and the EU’s sanctions with Russia over its involvement in the Ukraine...

  • Company briefs

    Company briefs

    Middlesea Insurance has announced the winners of the MotorMax Road Safety Competition. Steve Michael Muscat, Sarah Seychell and Shania Buttigieg are the winners, winning three, two and one-year free MotorMax insurance respectively. Desiree...

  • Must the iGaming industry grapple with match-fixing?

    Must the iGaming industry grapple with match-fixing?

    Integrity in sport. It’s an often-used phrase but what implications does it have for the gaming industry? The president of Sport Accord succinctly put the issue this way: “Integrity in sport is perhaps our most valuable commodity. Fans must...

  • Mission Fund grand lottery

    The Mission Fund reminds those who have not returned their lottery tickets to do so by September 25. The lottery will be drawn on September 28 at 10am at the Mission Fund, 500, Eureka Court, Block A/Flat 6, Main Street, Mosta.

  • Charity auction at HSBC UK Contact Centre

    Charity auction at HSBC UK Contact Centre

    The HSBC UK Contact Centre host­ed its fifth annual charity auction as staff and their families and friends tried to outbid each other for a good cause. The evening auction raised over €2,000 for Europa Donna, the European breast cancer...

  • Shows, experiments, circus and robots at City Gate

    Shows, experiments, circus and robots at City Gate

    The Malta Council for Science and Technology will be hosting a number of activities, including an educational live comedy and discussion on water con­ser­vation, beatboxing sessions, a science circus act and robotics, during Science in the City,...

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    The information published in this page is intended for information purposes only. Any legal claim or action taken in the event of a dispute should be based solely on the legal texts concerned. For more information, call the Office for Consumer...

  • Fellowship awarded by UK Tourism Society

    Fellowship awarded by UK Tourism Society

    Julian Zarb has been awarded a fellowship by the Executive Committee of the Tourism Society (UK). The Tourism Society is an organisation for people working in tourism and travel, including educators and students, and other people interested or...

  • Buying clothing items online

    Buying clothing items online

    Buying clothes online is undoubtedly less stressful than going round shops for hours on end and waiting for a free changing room to try the chosen items. However, before beginning our online shopping spree, we should be aware that, as consumers,...

  • Course on old houses

    During October, the Building Industry Consultative Council (BICC) is launching another training course on how to maintain and care for old houses and houses of character. The course starts on October 7, is spread over eight two-hour sessions, and...

  • Broken wrist watch

    Broken wrist watch

    Q: Last Christmas I received a branded wrist watch as a gift. Since then, I only wore it during weekends and on special occasions. When I received it, I visited the outlet where it was purchased from to have some links removed so the watch could...

  • MEP supports athletes event

    Nationalist party MEP Therese Comodini Cachia participated in welcoming the Olympic flame and the torch runners at Place du Luxembourg for its first stop at the European Parliament. The 450km torch run will take the flame through all of Belgium.

  • Faulty fridge-freezer

    Q: Four years ago I bought a fridge-freezer with a two-year commercial guarantee. A few weeks ago, it became faulty as its alarm was turning on very frequently and both fridge and freezer were not cooling and freezing properly. I contacted the...

  • Hilton donates to Lifecycle

    Hilton donates to Lifecycle

    Hilton Malta hosted a fundraising barbecue in aid of Lifecycle Challenge 2014 to Japan. Seen here is the hotel’s general manager Matthew Mullan, right, handing over a €3,300 cheque to Charles Vella.

  • Weekly consumer advice

    • The goods we buy must be fit for the purpose and hence do the job they are meant to. • Online sellers must inform consumers about the cost of returning unwanted goods during the cooling-off period. If not these costs must be paid by the online...

  • Wise investments

    Wise investments

    How does the Malta Financial Services Authority regulate companies offering investment services? There’s the substantive or legal part, and then there’s the administrative part. Let’s start with the legal part. The Investment Services Act 1994,...