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Financial Ombudsman Service increases compensation limit

As it adjusts awards in line with inflation

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The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) has confirmed it will raise its compensation limits.

This marks the maximum sum the ombudsman can require a financial services firm to pay when a complaint against it is upheld.

The limits are adjusted every year in line with inflation, as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI).

Compensation caps from 1 April 2022 will change to:

  • £375,000 ($508,515, €444,711) for complaints referred to the FOS on or after 1 April 2022 about “acts or omissions by firms” on or after 1 April 2019; and
  • £170,000 for acts or omissions before 1 April 2019.

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