Fair Treatment of Clients
The fair treatment of clients 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.
Aspire Financial Planning fully supports the Financial Conduct Authority TCF (Treating Customers Fairly) 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 accordingly.
- 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.
If at any time you would like to discuss with us how our service could be improved, please do not hesitate to contact us. If you have a complaint about financial loss, material inconvenience or material distress, please refer this to our Complaints Officer at ValidPath Limited, Complaints Department, The Maltings, East Tyndall Street, Cardiff, CF24 5EA who will investigate the matter in full and provide you with a formal analysis of their findings. If you are not satisfied with their response, you have the right to refer the matter to the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) within 6 months of the date of their letter.
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 Financial Ombudsman Service.
The address of the Financial Ombudsman Service is:
Financial Ombudsman Service
The Financial Ombudsman Services can be contacted by calling 0800 023 4567
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