Today sees the publication of our annual review (PDF 4.6MB), which reflects the achievements of our service in 2017/2018.

Using case studies and insight, we’ve drawn out three themes we’ve seen in the problems people have brought to us: vulnerability; new ideas, new challenges; and loyalty & trust. We hope these themes spark conversations across the sector, as well as with each other.

We’ve also highlighted how, nearly 20 years after conversations began about setting up one ombudsman, we’ve been ensuring we’re ready for the future. It’s been a challenging year and our annual review reflects on the changes we’ve been through – while keeping fairness, and the people who are relying on our answers, at the heart of everything we do.

Latest news

Complaints about PayPal

20 May 2022

PayPal (Europe) S.ar.l. et Cie, S.C.A (PayPal) is withdrawing from the Financial Ombudsman Service’s voluntary jurisdiction with effect from 1 December 2022. There will be an impact on the types of complaint we will be able to consider about PayPal.

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We’ve published our complaints data from the second half of 2021

13 April 2022

Today we’ve published data showing the number of complaints we received about individual businesses between 1 July and 31 December 2021.

H2 data Data and Insight

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Making a complaint about the British Steel Pension Scheme

31 March 2022

The FCA has today launched a consultation about redress and the British Steel Pension Scheme (BSPS). BSPS members do not need to wait for the outcome of the FCA consultation to complain, they can continue to get in touch with the Financial Ombudsman directly.

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