Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman Act 2017
Reciprocal arrangements with EEA countries
77. (1) In this section—
“complaint” includes a complaint within the meaning of the EEA Memorandum of Understanding; and
“EEA Memorandum of Understanding” means the “Memorandum of Understanding on a Cross-border Out-of-Court Complaints Network for Financial Services” or, if the memorandum is amended or is replaced by another memorandum, means the memorandum as so amended or that other memorandum.
(2) References to the Financial Services Ombudsman in the EEA Memorandum of Understanding in respect of its subscription shall, with the approval of the Council, be read as references to the Ombudsman.
(3) The Ombudsman may refer a complaint, concerning a financial service provider, made to him or her to another EEA dispute settlement body in accordance with the terms of the EEA Memorandum of Understanding.
(4) The Ombudsman may mediate, investigate and adjudicate on any complaint, concerning a financial service provider, referred to him or her by another EEA dispute settlement body in accordance with the terms of the EEA Memorandum of Understanding.