Earlier this year our non-executive board commissioned an independent review of our service to look at where we might be able to do things better.

A respected consumer rights champion, Richard Lloyd, was asked to carry out the review. In the months since his appointment, he has spent time talking to our people, our customers and our stakeholders, and he has shared his findings and recommendations with our service in a report (PDF 559KB).

Chief ombudsman and chief executive Caroline Wayman has welcomed the report, saying:

We’re grateful to Richard Lloyd for conducting such a thorough review. We’ll be considering carefully what it means for our service, keen to learn from the past so we can do things even better in the future. We will publish an update on our progress by the end of the year.

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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.

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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.

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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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