The Financial Ombudsman Service is a free and easy-to-use service that settles complaints between consumers and businesses that provide financial services. We resolve disputes fairly and impartially, and have the power to put things right.

If you have a complaint

What can you look at?

Complaints we can help with 

How does the process work?

What to expect 


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If you are a business dealing with complaints:

I want to know how you handle cases

Handling complaints 

I need support with a consumer’s enquiry

Technical desk 


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Financial Ombudsman Service for small businesses

Are you a small business?

If you’re a small business (SME) and want to make a complaint to us, head to our dedicated small business website for more information about how we can help.

Claims Management Ombudsman - a Financial Ombudsman Service

Need help with a claims management dispute?

We can also help with complaints about claims management companies (CMCs). If you have a complaint, or you’re a CMC dealing with a complaint, head to the Claims Management Ombudsman website for more information. 

Research

We regularly publish information and data about our work and the cases we see. 

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Latest news

Dramatic rise in fraud and scam complaints

24 September 2021

Financial Ombudsman Service warns of fraud danger as it continues to help high numbers of customers.

Press release

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Information for customers of Advancis Limited (known as Buddy Loans)

8 September 2021

Advancis Limited (known by its trading name, Buddy Loans) went into administration on 8 September 2021.

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Information for Provident customers

4 August 2021

Information for customers on Provident Personal Credit Limited’s scheme of arrangement and complaints to the ombudsman service.

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