was referred to a former scheme (other than the Personal Insurance Arbitration Service) at any time before commencement, by a person who was at that time entitled, under the terms of the former scheme, to refer such a complaint (whether described in that scheme as the making of a complaint, the referral of a dispute, the submission of a claim, or otherwise), and
These complaints are described as relevant existing complaints.
The definition of a relevant existing complaint excludes complaints referred to the Personal Insurance Arbitration Service before commencement, which will be completed by the Personal Insurance Arbitration Service, not FOS Ltd. It also excludes complaints about pre-commencement investment business conducted by firms which were formerly authorised by a recognised professional body. These will be handled by the relevant professional body.