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New Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman Appointed

September 2022

The new appointment of Liam Sloyan as the Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman (FSPO) for a five-year term has been announced, which appointment is effective from 1st December 2022.

The FSPO objective is to act as an independent, impartial, fair and free service that helps resolve complaints from consumers, including small businesses and other organisations, against financial service providers and pension providers.

Mr. Sloyan previous led a number of public bodies such as the Health Insurance Authority, the National Treatment Purchase Fund, and as Regulator of the National Lottery.

Mr. Sloyan’s appointment follows the appointment of former FSPO, Ger Deering, as the Ombudsman and Information Commissioner in February 2022.

Mr. Deering was appointed as Financial Services Ombudsman in April 2015 and subsequently, as Pensions Ombudsman in May 2016. He led the establishment of the Office of the FSPO in January 2018, following the amalgamation of the Financial Services Ombudsman Bureau and the Office of the Pensions Ombudsman.

To read the announcement in full, please go to the following link:

Minister Donohoe appoints Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman  (