We’ve been getting some questions about the recent computer troubles at several banks.

People are asking us:

  • how do they get problems sorted?
  • how can they put in a claim?
  • how can the ombudsman help?
  • I think I have been a victim of fraud or a scam - can you help?

If you’re unhappy with how your bank deals with your problem, contact us at the Financial Ombudsman Service. We can usually get involved 15 days after you’ve raised your concerns with the bank – and sometimes even sooner.

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Ombudsman News 165

14 October 2021

Welcome to Ombudsman News. In this edition, we share detail about our refreshed guidance for making awards of compensation for distress and inconvenience. We also highlight our consultation about temporary changes to reporting the outcomes for certain complaints.

Distress and inconvenience Consultations and responses

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We’re consulting on a temporary proposed change to how we report the outcome of certain complaints

4 October 2021

Today, we’ve published a consultation on a proposal to help us move faster in reducing customer waiting times.

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Ombudsman News 164

24 September 2021

Welcome to Ombudsman News. In this edition, we share an overview of our latest complaints data, including detail on some of the trends seen in the first quarter of the 2021/22 financial year.

Q1 data H1 data

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