Malta Trade for Growth

Grow your business internationally with Malta Trade for Growth

Malta Trade for Growth

Malta Trade for Growth encourages Maltese companies to take their business across borders and grow internationally. It is through trading internationally that Maltese companies will really achieve significant growth. And while Malta has traditionally enjoyed strong trading relationships with its near neighbours in Europe such as the UK, Germany, France and Italy, but further afield there are also huge opportunities for growth.

Emerging Markets

The emerging markets of Asia and Latin America continue to show strong growth and offer real potential for those companies prepared to expand their horizons when it comes to international business.



With offices on the ground in more than 50 markets, more than 5000 relationship managers operating worldwide and 1.5 million commercial customers, we are in a unique position to connect you to potential customers in new markets, provide local insight through people on the ground, and offer the financial support to help you expand globally.

International Trade

HSBC Bank Malta is well geared to help local companies trade internationally. International Trade is critical, not only for the many Maltese companies who want to remain competitive, but also for the wider Maltese economy.

With international trade being the key to future Malta growth, HSBC Bank Malta is in a unique position to support Maltese businesses to thrive and the Maltese economy to prosper. We are committed to promote trade with other businesses across the globe, especially in emerging markets.

Malta Trade for Growth highlights HSBC's continued commitment to supporting businesses to trade internationally. We offer a range of incentives and resources specifically designed to help local companies bolster their international trade.

Eligible companies may benefit from a discount in pricing if they switch from a traditional overdraft to a structured trade finance product such as export loans or invoice finance. International trade will be vital to Malta`s future economic growth and through initiatives like Malta Trade Growth, our global connectivity and invaluable market insight, we are best placed to help Maltese companies access opportunities across the globe.

Find out more on Malta Trade for Growth (PDF, 421KB)

Why Malta?

Promoting Malta to the world

As we look to encourage overseas companies to invest in Malta and take advantage of its unique, strategic location, HSBC has developed an important tool

  • 'Why Malta?' clip

Maltese companies can use this clip to introduce Malta to their counterparts around the world and discuss the opportunities that Malta offers.

The 12-minute film highlights the attractions of living, working and running a business in Malta, the 'Why Malta' film which is available online and is an excellent tool to use when talking to potential customers.

'Why Malta?' film

The film is available in English, Spanish, French, German and Chinese.

HSBC Bank Malta CEO Andrew C Beane describes Malta's location as one of the world's largest trade routes, connecting Asia, the Middle East and Europe. He also highlights HSBC's role in supporting Malta's growth and adding value to its economy, as well as using its global connectivity to help companies prosper at home and overseas.

'Why Malta?' focuses on the key attributes that makes Malta such an attractive business location, from its excellent telecommunications and flight connections to Malta's Grand Harbour which lies at the crossroads of some of the world's largest shipping routes.

As HSBC Malta Head of Commercial Banking Michel Cordina explains, HSBC aims to connect customers to opportunities with a strong team of relationship managers providing that level of support and insight of the local market. Malta and its strategic location has a huge potential to become a main hub as a logistics, warehousing and distribution centre from where companies can service European and North African markets.

Malta's excellence across a range industries, including financial services, knowledge-based sectors, high-end manufacturing, maritime and aircraft maintenance, is also featured along with its high levels of education and its skilled workforce.

Irina Seylanyan, HSBC Malta Head of Global Markets describes how Malta has rapidly become an International Financial Services Centre. It has benefitted from its membership in the European Union, it enjoys a robust banking sector, it has a sound regulatory framework and economic performance has been remarkably resilient especially through the financial crisis.

As a modern, Eurozone country with attractive investment incentives, double tax agreements with major countries and a clear regulatory framework, Malta is an excellent place to do business. 'Why Malta?' demonstrates the island's business attributes in a clear, professional manner as well as showcasing its natural beauty and attraction as a great place to live and work.


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