The Regulator of Financial Services

Financial Services Unit of the Ministry of Finance, Dominica


Director, Financial Services Unit

Mr. Claudius Lestrade

“Welcome to the Financial Service Unit of the Commonwealth of Dominica”

We are the sole Financial Services Regulatory Authority in Dominica, and one of the most stringent Regulatory Authority in the Caribbean.

As a Department of the Ministry of Finance the Financial Service Unit regulates all, Credit Unions, Insurance Companies, Offshore Banks, Money Service Businesses, Development Bank, Buildings and Loans Societies, Gaming Companies, Other Financial Entities and is the Money Laundering Supervisory Authority (MLSA). The FSU is under the auspices of the Ministry of Finance and composed of a group of experienced professionals, The Authority of the Financial Services Unit (FSU), covers the entire Financial Services Sector in Dominica and is responsible for the supervision and regulation of all the financial institutions within the jurisdiction with the exception of Commercial Banks and Securities Business.

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About FSU

We operate with integrity and transparency.

We operate with integrity and transparency

An amendment to this Act [Financial Services Unit (Amendment) Act, 10 of 2011] (PDF 31.37KB), was passed in the House of Assembly on 25 October, 2011. The primary reason for the amendment was to allow the Unit to monitor and ensure compliance of commercial banks with money laundering prevention and counter-terrorism financing legislation and regulations. The legal framework gives the Unit broad powers and a system of checks in the exercise of its functions and powers.

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What we do

To be a top tier financial services business regulator.

We’re committed to protecting consumers, enhancing market integrity, and promoting competition in the interests of consumers. Find out more about our work.




To be a top tier financial services business regulator

Under The Money Services Business Act #8 of 2010 the term Money services Business is defined as the business of providing (as a primary business) any one or more of the following

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Registered Entities

The Financial Services Unit is responsible for the registration and regulation of the following entities:


The entities not listed on the website are not authorised to do business in the Commonwealth of Dominica