A financial technology company whose “single-shaming” advertising campaign drew protests is facing scrutiny from the City watchdog over the issue.

Revolut, which launched in 2015, bills itself as an alternative to banks and offers app-based current accounts.

But it sparked complaints with a “spoof” advert addressed to people who ordered a takeaway meal for one on Valentine’s Day last year.

The complaints have now been forwarded to the Financial Conduct Authority.

Revolut has apologised for the advert, described by

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