First National Financial Literacy Quiz Held

14 May 2019 First National Financial Literacy Quiz Held Conceptualised by the Department of Accounting and Business Studies within the Directorate for Learning and Assessment Programmes (DLAP) at the Ministry for Education and Employment (MEDE) and supported by HSBC Malta Foundation as part of its Future Skills programme, the 1st edition of a national financial…

Bonds

Seems complex , yet so simple. What is a bond? A bond can be thought of as basically a loan agreement. There are different classes of bonds, with differing bond characteristics. Who can issue bonds? Businesses and governments issue certificates of debt, called bonds. It is a certificate showing that the bondholder has lent a…

Gambler or Saver?

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The Effect of Pension Reforms on Retirement in Malta

An interview was conducted by The Malta Independent with David Spiteri Gingell, about Malta’s pension system, which is stronger than ever.  However, more work needs to be done – David Spiteri Gingell. Click here to view the full interview. Click here to read the first part of the interview. What has been the effect of…

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Pension in Malta – David Spiteri Gingell

An interview was conducted by The Malta Independent with David Spiteri Gingell. David Spiteri Gingell, who has been involved in pensions reform since 2004, is responsible for the implementation of the 2017-2019 Retirement and Financial Capability Strategy. This strategy seeks to increase an individual’s financial and retirement capability to be in a better position to…

Senior Citizen Grant

Senior Citizen Grant, also known as SCG The €300 allowance was first introduced in 2012 to those aged 80 and over. In 2013, age was decreased to 78 years. In 2014, the age group was widened again and the age was set to 75, allowing more elderly persons to benefit from such a grant. It…

The Start of a Two Year Retirement and Financial Capability Campaign Co-Financed by the European Social Fund

The Retirement and Financial Capability Group within the Ministry for the Family, Children’s Rights, and Social Solidarity launches a two year communication and awareness campaign on financial capability that is co-financed under the European Social Fund programme – Project 2.63: Knowledge, Training, Communications and Supports Measures in Support of Vulnerable Groups. The campaign is designed…

Financial Capability rebrands to Ġemma – Know, Plan, Act.

The 2017-2019 Strategy for Retirement and Financial Capability was approved by Government in January 2017 following a 12 month consultation process on the draft strategy. A Retirement and Financial Capability Group within the Office of the Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of the Family, Children’s Rights and Social Solidarity was set up. The Strategy identified…

one year on…

Dear Viewers Today we are celebrating our first anniversary since the launch of our portal – as your independent trusted portal on retirement and financial capability. We have over the past 12 months brought to your attention: Information on the social security contributory pension. Information on money management and financial matters. Information on life events…