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Cayman Islands
SIX, Cricket Square
PO Box 10052
Grand Cayman KY1-1001
Cayman Islands

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Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m - 5:00 p.m
About Us

The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) began operations on 1 January 1997. It was established as a body corporate under the Monetary Authority Act, which was brought into force on that date.

Our Mission

To protect and enhance the integrity of the financial services industry of the Cayman Islands.

Vision Statement

A thriving, innovative and well-regulated Cayman Islands financial services system and currency that meets applicable international standards and provides value to stakeholders.

Our Values
  • Teamwork: We empower each other to work at our productive best
  • Accountability: We hold ourselves and each other accountable for our responsibilities and commitments
  • Excellence: We aspire to the highest standards of performance 
  • Collaboration: We achieve common goals through successful working relationships
  • Integrity: We encourage and expect honest and ethical behaviour by our employees
  • Respect: We honour the public’s trust by showing respect for those with whom we interact, considering differing points of view and ensuring people are treated the way we would like to be treated

CIMA was created from the merger of the Financial Services Supervision Department of the Cayman Islands Government and the Cayman Islands Currency Board. The former responsibilities, duties and activities of these two bodies now fall to CIMA.

CIMA, however, was not established just to continue what was already in place under a different guise but rather to enhance Cayman's ability to maintain a well regulated financial services regime and monetary stability.

Operational Independence

In March 2003, the CIMA became operationally independent under the Monetary Authority Act. Independence significantly enhanced its ability to meet international standards of supervision, accountability and transparency, and has more clearly defined its functions, duties, powers and obligations.

The key change resulting from the granting of operational independence was that powers previously vested in the Cabinet of the Cayman Islands Government to issue and revoke licences and registration and to exercise enforcement powers now vest in CIMA, through the Board of Directors.