Malta-based Secure Trading Financial Services (STFS) has celebrated its first year in business with a ministerial visit to the company HQ. Minister for Finance Prof. Edward Scicluna officiated the anniversary ceremony with a ribbon cutting and the unveiling of a plaque. During a speech to mark the occasion, he highlighted STFS’ contribution to the Maltese economy, fast growth and high potential for future success.
It was the second government-level ocassion in a week for STFS; the previous week staff visited The Prime Minister of Malta, Dr Joseph Muscat.
Designed and built for the online industry, STFS launched in 2014 and has developed a best of breed range of merchant services that have been incredibly well received in its debut year. With an impressive customer base and a fast growing number of global partners, the team has grown significantly since launch and, in doing so, has brought tremendous value to the local Maltese community.
The island boasts innovative and rigorous financial services legislation, and welcomes foreign investment – a fact acknowledged by Secure Trading Financial Services Managing Director, Mike Norton:
“Malta is a unique location for investment. The island has a stable government offering excellent financial regulations, a pool of highly qualified individuals in terms of human resources available and a superb infrastructure that supports a growing economy. All these were taken into consideration before chosing Malta as the best location for Secure Trading Financial Services to thrive from day one.
“It’s great to be celebrating such a successful first year, but this is only the start. We are looking at further growth and new employment opportunities that will see us grow to a 50 strong team by the end of 2015 with a forecasted additional 100 employees by the end of 2016. You can bet we won’t stop there either. The sky is the limit for SecureTrading Financial Services and this amazing team.”