Information about the Financial Ombudsman Service’s Board commissioned independent review. 

Our Board has commissioned an independent external review of our service. The commissioning of independent reviews is something the Board undertakes periodically. Previous reviews can be found on our website.

The current review focuses on ensuring that the Financial Ombudsman Service can continue to meet the needs of its customers, both consumers and business. The review will be split into two parts:

  • The first phase is looking at the current operational effectiveness of the service – evaluating our performance and efficiency against our objectives.
  • The second phase will build on phase one and consider the key changes in the external landscape – and how the service must adapt to meet our current and future challenges.

The independent management consultancy will be reaching out to a range of stakeholders as part of the review to ensure they obtain a broad range of input from those that the service work with regularly.

The review is being conducted over the summer.  The results will be available in the autumn on the website, where we publish all our periodic review findings.

Latest news

Complaints about PayPal

20 May 2022

PayPal (Europe) 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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