D&B Report Guide - Malta

Facts and figures:

Country Malta
Business Universe 18,000
International Dialling Code 356
Legal Currencies Maltese Lira (Lm)
Population (July 2002 est.) 397,499
Capital Valletta
Language Maltese and English
Time GMT +1

D&B Business Information Report content:

D&B Rating Yes Credit Appraisal Yes
Public Data Yes Financial Ratios Yes
D&B Payment Score n/a    

Legal forms in Malta:

Reg Date
Start Date
(minimum number)
Limited Liability Co Yes Yes Lm500 1
International Trading Co Yes Yes Lm500 1
International Holding Co Yes Yes - -
Offshore Company Yes Yes - -
General Partnership Yes Yes - -
Limited Partnership Yes Yes - -

Legal filing requirements:

A Limited Liability Company may be constituted as a public or as a private company.

Company accounts must be filed.

The final date for forming an Offshore Company was 1996, and existing Offshore Companies must convert into other forms (most likely International Trading or Holding Companies or Trusts) by the end of 2003.

D&B Business Information Report - data sources and data elements:

Here is a breakdown of information available in Malta and where this information is obtained from.

Trade Registrar's Office:

  • Articles of Association
  • resolutions of the annual shareholders meetings
  • shareholders and percentage of shares held

Direct telephone interview:

  • activity/market territory
  • client type & number
  • premises/branches/divisions/employees
  • affiliations
  • principals' antecedents
  • expansion plans
  • balance sheets/profit & loss/projected sales

Business publications and news clippings:

  • news articles concerning the subject company and its shareholders

Public courts:

  • protested bills
  • uncovered cheques
  • bankruptcies
  • legal suits
  • charges
  • contracts

All details concerning bankruptcy in Malta is published in the local press.

All publicly available data is collected and verified from each of the above data sources by our locally positioned D&B Correspondent for each Business Information Report request received.

Speed of service: 4 working days

Should you require any further information or have any questions, please contact your local Customer Service Centre.

Business Information Report enquiries which are placed with D&B's Emerging Markets Centre should always contain the below details. Unfortunately, enquiries without the below information have a much higher chance of being returned as an Unable To Locate Report. This is simply due to the fact that data sources in the Emerging Markets are not as sophisticated as those in Western Europe.

  • Full Company Name
  • Full Head Quarters Address (street, town, country)
  • Telephone Number
  • Fax Number

Any additional information such as a contact name or line of business would also help to locate the subject of your enquiry.


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