Treating customers fairly is central to the delivery of the Financial Conduct Authority retail regulatory agenda, which aims to ensure an efficient and effective market and thereby help consumers achieve a fair deal.
Firms must be able to demonstrate that they are consistently delivering fair outcomes to consumers and that senior management are taking responsibility for ensuring that the firm and staff at all levels deliver the consumer outcomes relevant to their business through establishing an appropriate culture.
Sterling Financial Consultants fully supports the Financial Conduct Authority TCF initiative and believes it satisfies the six consumer outcomes which are summarised below:
Consumers can be confident that they are dealing with firms where the fair treatment of customers is central to the corporate culture.
Products and services marketed and sold in the retail market are
designed to meet the needs of identified consumer groups and are targeted
Consumers are provided with clear information and are kept appropriately informed before, during and after the point of sale.
Where consumers receive advice, the advice is suitable and takes account of their circumstances.
Consumers are provided with products that perform as firms have led them to expect, and the associated service is of an acceptable standard and as they have been led to expect.
Consumers do not face unreasonable post-sale barriers imposed by firms to change product, switch provider, submit a claim or make a complaint.
Please contact us in the first instance if for any reason you feel dissatisfied with any aspect of our service.
We will do everything we can to address your complaint and attempt to put things right as quickly as possible.
We will carry out an impartial review of the complaint with a view to understanding what did or did not happen and to assess whether we have acted fairly within our rights and have met our contractual and other obligations. We aim to provide you with a full written response within 8 weeks and endeavour to keep you regularly updated with the progress of the complaint.
If you are classified as an eligible complainant, and you do not feel that your complaint has been resolved satisfactorily, you may have the right to refer your complaint to the Financial Ombudsman Service.
The Financial Ombudsman Service is an independent organisation that was established to resolve disputes between financial institutions and their customers. Information on the Financial Ombudsman Service can be found at their website www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk or by writing to the Financial Ombudsman Service.
The address of the Financial Ombudsman Service is:
Financial Ombudsman Service
The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) is an agency for arbitrating on unresolved complaints between regulated firms and their clients. Full details of the FOS can be found on its website at www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk. Sterling Financial Consultants Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (www.fca.org.uk/register). Financial Services Register No: 521843 Registered in England & Wales, No. 4009965 Registered Office: 5 Greenwich View Place, London E14 9NN. The information contained within this site is subject to the UK regulatory regime and is therefore targeted primarily at consumers based in the UK.