We take all complaints seriously and will deal with your complaint in the following manner;
We will acknowledge your complaint promptly following receipt, enclosing a copy of these procedures.
Depending on the nature of your complaint, we would actively encourage a discussion with the member of the team who dealt with your case. Alternatively you can always speak to our complaints handler Paul Goodman on 0333 358 3502.
If you wish to make a formal complaint this can be made via post, email or telephone.
You can either write to Paul Goodman, Goodman Corporate Finance, 274 Breedon Street, Long Eaton, Nottingham NG10 4FD or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0333 358 3502.
If you make an oral complaint, our written acknowledgement will set out our understanding of your complaint.
If we have reasonable grounds to be satisfied that another firm may be solely or jointly responsible for the allegation(s) made, we will promptly forward the complaint or the relevant part of it to that firm. We will write to you to confirm our actions and provide contact details of the firm concerned.
If your complaint cannot be resolved by the close of the next business day, following its receipt, we will ensure that you are regularly kept informed of our progress with regards to the investigation into your complaint.
We will endeavour to send you our Final Decision Letter; addressing your concerns and providing you with our decision within 8 weeks or keep you informed of the progress of your complaint if not resolved before then.
Where we are still unable to complete our investigations within 8 weeks of your complaint, we will send confirmation of this in writing along with an explanation as to why we have been unable to complete our investigations within this time scale. We will confirm when you can next expect contact from us. At this stage, you will be entitled to refer your complaint to the Financial Ombudsman Service who can be contacted at: Financial Ombudsman Service, South Quay Plaza, 183 Marsh Wall, London, E14 9SR, Telephone 0845 080 1800. We will provide you with a copy of the Financial Ombudsman Service leaflet; ‘your complaint and the ombudsman’.
We will continue to investigate the complaint until we are in a position to send you our Final Decision Letter.
If your complaint is upheld, we will provide you with fair compensation for any acts or omissions for which we are responsible.
Once you have received our Final Decision Letter, if you are unhappy with our handling of your complaint; you can refer the matter to the Financial Ombudsman Service at the address provided above. You must refer the matter to the Financial Ombudsman Service within 6 months of the date of our Final Decision Letter. A copy of the Financial Ombudsman Service leaflet ‘your complaint and the ombudsman’ will be included with our Final Decision Letter. You may wish to contact the Financial Ombudsman prior to referring the matter to them to ensure that your complaint is within their jurisdiction on 0845 080 1800 or via their website.
We shall deem the matter closed when;
Our investigation has been completed and a Final Decision Letter has been sent to you, or;
Where you have indicated, in writing, acceptance of any earlier response, where appropriate.