Playing our part

Our values define our culture, influence our decisions, and underpin our vision and strategy. They set out how we play our PART through purpose, ambition, respect and trust.

Working for us means you’ll get the satisfaction of helping others, and helping to make the financial sector fairer. Our staff tell us that they’re proud of the work they do, helping to put things right. What we do here makes a positive difference every day.

Each year, we resolve hundreds of thousands of complaints. When we decide a financial business has behaved unfairly, we tell them what they should do to put things right. And when we don’t uphold a complaint, we help give people a better understanding of why a business has acted in the way they have.  Our work is often challenging, but it makes a real difference to people’s lives. 

What we see, what we do

We resolve complaints, and share our insight to make things fairer

Because we deal with complaints from across the country, and involving all different kinds of financial businesses, we’re in a unique position to be able to see things that are happening to people when they deal with banks, insurers, and other businesses. We work closely with consumer groups, businesses and other organisations, including the Financial Conduct Authority and HM Treasury, to share our unique insight, help inform policy, and prevent complaints. So we’re not only resolving complaints, but playing a really crucial role in making the whole financial sector fairer. 

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In 2022/23 we received


new complaints

91% of people in the UK know who we are

We have over 2,400 staff based in London and Coventry

Where we’re based

Our offices

We have modern, open-plan offices in London and Coventry.

  • Our main London office is close to Canary Wharf, with plenty of direct public transport links. On site we have a gym, fitness classes, showers and changing rooms, a restaurant and café. 
  • Our Coventry office, located in the Friargate development, is next to the train station with direct links to Birmingham and London, and only a five minute walk from the city centre. 

We’ve moved to our new hybrid way of working, with us all working at least four days in the office across the fortnight. 

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Making work, work for you

Being diverse and inclusive helps us reflect the communities we serve and provide the best service to our customers.

It also helps us to provide the right support to our people and to make the Financial Ombudsman Service a great place to work. See our diversity and inclusion page to find out about:

  • awards we’ve received
  • employee schemes we’re part of
  • how our employee networks have helped to embed diversity, inclusion and wellbeing through events and activities, and
  • our inclusion strategy

Every year we publish a report that highlights our diversity and inclusion work, and shares information about pay and representation. 

Our latest report highlights what we’ve achieved, where we still have more to do, and outlines areas we will focus on as we plan our diversity, inclusion and wellbeing strategy through to 2026.

Choosing a career with us

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