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SECURE TRADING FINANCIAL SERVICES CELEBRATES HUGELY SUCCESSFUL FIRST YEAR

Secure Trading Financial Services (STFS) celebrated its one year anniversary in style last week. To celebrate the special occasion on Monday, the STFS team was honoured to visit the Prime Minister of Malta, Dr Joseph Muscat, and also hosted an official ceremony the following Wednesday at its Malta HQ with The Minister of Finance.

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. 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.

Minister for Finance, Prof. Edward Scicluna, officiated the anniversary ceremony with a ribbon cutting and the unveiling of a plaqueMinister for Finance, Prof. Edward Scicluna, officiated the anniversary ceremony with a ribbon cutting and the unveiling of a plaque

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, also speaking at the event.

"Malta is a unique location for investment," said Norton. "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."

About Secure Trading Financial Services

Launched in 2014, Secure Trading Financial Services Ltd is a new kind of acquirer. Secure Trading is focused on speed and simplicity for its merchants - it offers a full cross boarder acquiring service across Europe and, with its unique paperless application process, it can board merchants in a quick and efficient manner and get them live within just 48 hours. This coupled with Secure Trading's unique PCI DSS portal to enable its merchants to complete their self-assessment online, offers merchants all the speed and security they are looking for from their payment providers

Secure Trading Financial Services Ltd is a Financial Institution licensed by the Malta Financial Services Authority ("MFSA") and also a Principle Member of Visa and MasterCard, enabling it to deliver an end-to-end acquiring service across Europe.

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