Director, Financial Services Unit
Mr. Claudius Lestrade
Welcome to the Financial Service Unit of the Commonwealth of Dominica or (FSU); 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. With the creation of the Financial Services Unit in 2008, supervision of the Non-Commercial Bank Financial Sector; to include Offshore Banking, Money Services Businesses, Insurances, Credit Unions etc. was significantly strengthened, an essential element in ensuring the safety and soundness of this sector. The FSU has developed an effective Risk Based Supervisory Framework, where customer's confidence has increased accordingly to the benefit of all concerned.
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