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Ombudsman News 189

1 March 2024

Welcome to the latest edition of Ombudsman News. In this edition, we highlight our latest data, covering complaints about financial products and services between October and December 2023. We also share our online guidance for businesses about insurance complaints.

Q3 data Insurance

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Credit card complaints hit all time high

1 March 2024

Our latest complaints data publication shows that perceived unaffordable lending has driven complaints relating to credit cards to their highest quarterly level.

Q3 data Complaints data Data and Insight Press release Credit Cards

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Ombudsman News 188

24 January 2024

Welcome to the latest edition of Ombudsman News. In this edition, we share information about car finance commission complaints, following the FCA’s announcement of temporary complaint-handling rules. We also highlight that there’s still time to send a response to our Plans and Budget Consultation for 2024/25.

Car finance Strategic plans and budget

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Everyday financial concerns are expected to drive complaints to the Financial Ombudsman Service in the year ahead

24 January 2024

We set out trends for new complaints we expect to see in 2024/25 in a consultation paper on our plans and budget. The consultation is currently open and closes on 30 January 2024.

Press release

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FCA announces temporary complaint-handling rules relating to certain motor finance complaints

11 January 2024

The financial services regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), has introduced temporary complaint-handling rules relating to certain motor finance complaints where a discretionary commission arrangement was in place.

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Ombudsman News 187

14 December 2023

In this edition, we share our latest quarterly complaints data. We also highlight our Plans and Budget Consultation for the 2024/25 financial year and our opening hours over the festive period.

Q2 data Data and Insight Strategic plans and budget

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Vehicle issues now account for a quarter of all financial complaints

14 December 2023

Complaints relating to vehicle issues now make up 25% of all cases, according to new data released today by the Financial Ombudsman Service.

Press release Q2 data Complaints data Data and Insight

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Ombudsman News 186

6 December 2023

Welcome to the latest edition of Ombudsman News. In this edition, we mark 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence by sharing our approach to financial complaints involving economic or domestic abuse. We also highlight our Plans and Budget Consultation for 2024/25 and our Annual Report and Accounts.

Economic abuse Annual report Strategic plans and budget

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Our performance improvements and consultation on plans to reduce costs to businesses

6 December 2023

Today we have published details on the next phase of our transformation, in a consultation on our plans and budget for the 2024/25 financial year.

Plans and budget Annual report

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