Complaints Policy

Introduction

Lendology (“Lendology” or the “Firm”) is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) in the United Kingdom.  We are required to have in place effective and transparent procedures for the reasonable and prompt handling of complaints received from complainants.

How can you make a complaint?

You can make a complaint by any reasonable means – for example, letter, fax, email, telephone or in person. It is free of charge to complain.

What will we do once we have received your complaint?

Your complaint will be referred to our Complaints Officer, Emma Lower, as soon as possible.  In the event that the Complaints Officer is involved in the subject matter of the complaint, your complaint will be referred to another director of Lendology.

We will promptly acknowledge your complaint in writing.  In this acknowledgement we will provide the name and title of the person that is handling your complaint. We have given this individual the authority necessary to investigate and settle the complaint.  We will also include a copy of this policy.

Investigating and resolving your complaint

We will investigate your complaint fairly, consistently and promptly, determine whether the complaint should be upheld, and (if appropriate) determine remedial action and / or redress.  We will set out our conclusions in a final response to you.

If we decide that redress is appropriate we will aim to provide you with fair compensation for any acts or omissions for which we are responsible.  If you accept our offer we will promptly provide the compensation to you.

Where we have reasonable grounds to be satisfied that another party may be solely or jointly responsible for the alleged matter of a complaint, we may forward your complaint or relevant part of it, in writing to the other relevant party. In these circumstances, we will:

  • forward the complaint to the other party promptly;
  • inform you promptly as to why we have forwarded the complaint to another party and include contact details of that party; and
  • comply with the relevant FCA complaints handling rules in relation to the part of the complaint that has not been forwarded, where we are jointly responsible.

Our timetable for responding to you

Once we have acknowledged your complaint we will keep you informed of our progress.  We will aim to respond to your complaint within 10 days. Should it take longer, within eight weeks of us receiving your complaint we will send you either a final response or a written response which explains why we are not in a position to make a final response to you and when we might be expected to provide one.

If you are an eligible complainant, our response will also:

  • Inform you that you may refer the complaint to the FOS; and
  • Enclose a copy of the FOS standard explanatory leaflet.

Financial Ombudsman Service

If you are an eligible complainant, you are able to refer a complaint to the FOS if you are not satisfied with the outcome of your complaint.  Your rights are set out in the FOS’s leaflet Your Complaint and the Ombudsman, which we will provide to you as part of the complaints process.  Please remember that if you wish to refer a complaint to the FOS, you must do so within 6 months of us sending you our Final Response.

We will fully cooperate with the FOS, and will promptly comply with any settlements or awards made by it.

Closing complaints

We will regard your complaint as closed in the following circumstances:

  • Once we have sent you a final response; or
  • Where you have told us in writing that you accept an earlier response that we have sent to you; or
  • If you refer your complaint to the FOS, when the FOS informs us that the complaint has been closed.

Questions

If you have any questions about our complaints process, you can contact our Complaints Officer, Emma Lower in one of the following ways:

Post: Heatherton Park Studios, Heatherton Park, Bradford on Tone, Taunton, Somerset TA4 1EU
Phone: 01823 461 099
Email: emma.lower@lendology.org.uk

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