Financial Ombudsman


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Financial Ombudsman

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(Banking & Finance) any of five British ombudsmen: the Banking Ombudsman, set up in 1986 to investigate complaints from bank customers; the Building Society Ombudsman, set up in 1987 to investigate complaints from building society customers; the Insurance Ombudsman, set up in 1981 to investigate complaints by policyholders (since 1988 this ombudsman has also operated a Unit Trust Ombudsman scheme); the Investment Ombudsman set up in 1989 to investigate complaints by investors (the Personal Investment Authority Ombudsman is responsible for investigating complaints by personal investors); and the Pensions Ombudsman, set up in 1993 to investigate complaints regarding pension schemes
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ESCALATING YOUR COMPLAINT If your insurer fails to resolve your complaint, or letter of complaint, within eight weeks or rejects it, you can escalate your complaint to the Financial Ombudsman Service.
They also have the option of taking their complaint to the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS), if they cannot come to an agreement with the firm.
The Financial Ombudsman Service, tasked with resolving disputes, says PPI is still its biggest area of complaint, representing half its near 341,000 workload of cases in the last financial year.
IF you're thinking about complaining to the Financial Ombudsman Service, you first need to approach the bank, insurer or financial service provider.
However, if a policyholder is dissatisfied with any final decision taken by an insurance company about a claim, they can refer the matter to the Financial Ombudsman.
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