Welcome to the latest edition of Ombudsman News. In this edition we share our recently published annual report and feedback statement following our recent consultation. We also have a special focus on some of our online resources for financial businesses that help support the aims of #TalkMoney Week, which is taking place this month.

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Talk money week

Every year in November the Money and Pensions Advisory Service uses #TalkMoney week to encourage people to take the opportunity to have more open conversations about money and finances.

This year we’re joining the conversation by sharing our online resources that explain our role and our approach to complaints about financial products and services.

Sharing insight and engaging with businesses

We have years of experience dealing with financial disputes. On our website we regularly share detailed reports, blogs and data about the cases we handle to help prevent complaints from arising or to help resolve them at the earliest stage. Our insight takes a closer look into key trends in complaints, the impact we’ve had, and we share some key points for consumers and businesses on what to look out for and how we can help.


See our data and insight

Our annual report and accounts for 2020/21

We’ve published our annual report for the financial year 2020/2021, it’s available now on our website. The report covers the activity and performance of the Financial Ombudsman Service during the year and includes commentary from both our Chair and interim Chief Executive and Chief Ombudsman.


Read the full report

Our feedback statement on consultation on outcome reporting

We have published our consultation feedback statement on temporary changes to reporting the outcomes of certain complaints. The statement provides a response on issues raised through the consultation and confirms detail of the initiative. 


Read our response

Latest news

We’ve published our complaints data from the first half of 2023

11 October 2023

Today, we’ve published data that shows how many complaints we received about financial businesses in the first half of 2023.

Complaints data Data and Insight H1 data Press release

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Motor and building insurance complaints hit five-year high

14 September 2023

Complaints about buildings, car and motorcycle insurance have reached a five-year high, according to new figures published by the Financial Ombudsman Service today.

Data and Insight Q1 data Press release

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Ombudsman News 182

4 July 2023

Welcome to the latest edition of Ombudsman News. In this edition we highlight a recent speech by our Chief Executive and Chief Ombudsman, Abby Thomas, on our role in the consumer protection landscape and our preparation for the Consumer Duty. We also share our latest annual complaints data and insight for 2022/23.

Consumer Duty Annual data Fraud and scams Home and building insurance Mortgages

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