If we have a complaint, we request you follow these steps:
Should you have a concern with Binding Financial Services / BFS Finance, or one of our staff, please contact Col Binding, Director to discuss the matter, or if it is easier, complete our Feedback Form detailing your complaint.
We will investigate your complaint as a matter of priority.
If your complaint relates to a product or service acquired through a third party (for example, a lender) we may ask you to contract the relevant third party. They will deal with your complaint under their complaints resolution process.
If you are not satisfied with the resolution of your complaint by the third party under their complaints resolution process, you are entitled to have your dispute considered by their External Dispute Resolution Scheme. Please contact the third party for further details.
We undertake to acknowledge our receipt of your complaint within one business day, and to keep you updated on the progress of our investigation on a regular basis. If you wish to know the progress at any other time, contact us and we will be happy to advise you during the term of our investigation.
If you do not think we have resolved your complaint to your satisfaction, you may take the matter – free of charge – to the relevant External Disputes Resolution Scheme (provided it is within the scheme’s terms of reference) as detailed below. You may also refer the matter to the relevant External Disputes Resolution Scheme at any time, but if our internal process is still in progress, they may request that our internal processes be complete before considering the matter further.
If an issue has not been resolved to your satisfaction, you can lodge a complaint with the Australian Financial Complaints Authority, or AFCA. AFCA provides fair and independent financial services complaint resolution that is free to consumers.