Legislation permitting the Financial Services Ombudsman to also hold the office of Pensions Ombudsman has been commenced. Mr Ger Deering is now acting Financial Services Ombudsman and Pensions Ombudsman, following the retirement of Paul Kenny, who retired after serving as Pensions Ombudsman since April 2003.

Legislation to merge the Office of the Pensions Ombudsman with the Office of the Financial Services Ombudsman is pending.