The Financial Services Commission is a statutory body corporate established in 1989. Its mission is to provide financial services regulation in an effective and efficient manner in order to protect the public from financial loss and enhance Gibraltar's reputation as a quality financial centre. The Commission is responsible for the licensing and supervision of all companies and individuals who offer financial services or products to the public from Gibraltar and is independent of the local government and finance industry.
Gibraltar is recognised as one of the best regulated offshore finance centres in the world. The Commission is subject to various external reviews by international bodies such as the IMF; the FATF and Statutory reviews as contained in the Act which established it.