DepartmentEconomic Development, Tourism, Sport and CultureStart date17/07/2015End date17/08/2015Type of consultationOtherDeadline for comments17/08/2015About the consultationUnder the relevant laws, consumers and microenterprises will be eligible to refer complaints to the Channel Islands Financial Ombudsman (‘the Financial Ombudsman’) once it is open. The Financial Ombudsman wants to know whether you agree that small charities should also be eligible.This follows on from earlier consultations on this topic by the Jersey Economic Development Department (the Jersey Department) and the Guernsey Commerce & Employment Department (the Guernsey Department). The consultation paper explains:the role of the Financial Ombudsman the existing provisions about who will be able to refer a complaint to the Financial Ombudsman the questions covered by this consultationDownload Financial Services Ombudsman eligiblity for small charities consultation paper (size 298kb)Download Financial Services Ombudsman (Eligible Complainants) (Jersey) Order 201- (consultation draft July 2015) (size 95kb)Download Financial Services Ombudsman (Eligible Complainants) (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Order 2015 June draft (size 96kb)Complaining about a financial service (Financial Services Ombudsman)Relevant lawsThe Channel Islands Financial Ombudsman is the joint operation of the statutory bodies established by the Financial Services Ombudsman (Jersey) Law 2014 and the Financial Services Ombudsman (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law 2014. The Financial Ombudsman is independent of the States.Financial Services Ombudsman (Jersey) Law 2014 on the Jersey Law websiteFinancial Services Ombudsman (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law 2014 on the Guernsey legal resources websiteHow to submit comments to the consultationYou can send your response by email or post. Your responses may be published, unless you clearly state that you want it to be kept confidential:Channel Islands Financial OmbudsmanPO Box 114JerseyJE4 9QGEmail the Financial Services OmbudsmanYour response will need to be with us no later than 17 August 2015.