Resolving disputes

The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) provides consumers with a free, independent service for resolving disputes with financial firms.

We do our utmost to resolve complaints directly, saving our customers the trouble of appealing to the ombudsman. But when a customer makes a complaint and we can't reach an agreement, the FOS can be asked to make an independent assessment.

The lower the percentage of such complaints upheld by the FOS, the better a firm's complaints-handling.

Here are the latest figures published on 6 September 2016 by the FOS for Nationwide.

% of cases overturned by FOS, January - June 2016

Nationwide Industry Average Difference*
Overall figures15%48%+33
Home finance32%45%+13
Retirement FinanceN/A**30%N/A**

* Difference calculated in percentage points

**FOS figures show no data in Retirement finance for January - June 2016 for Nationwide. This occurs because either there were no cases or there were fewer than 30 cases and the percentages would not be statistically meaningful.

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