Complaints Handling for Managers Course

One of the three operational objections of the FCA is to protect consumers. Financial firms are required to follow a principles-based approach to dealing with client complaints. Managers play a vital role in enforcing this.

Managers and supervisors are responsible for ensuring there are sufficient resources for handling complaints. Their responsibility extends to checking that the complaint handling systems work properly to serve the client.

Our Complaints Handling for Managers Course explains the FCA's rules on how best to manage complaints from retail clients in the financial services sector.

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Complaints Handling for Managers

About this Course

Available as part of our FCA Compliance Library.

Learning Objectives

This course will prepare you to:

  • Recognise complaints and the importance of dealing with them appropriately
  • Understand the manager's role in ensuring that complaints are handled compliantly
  • Recognise how the Firm may receive complaints
  • Know the procedure for handling complaints
  • Follow the rules and etiquette for handling complaints
  • Understand the role of the FOS

Course Outline

Welcome

Introduction

- Expression of dissatisfaction
- Eligible complaints
- Complaints handling
- Exercise: Complaints handling

General requirements

- Scenario: General requirements
- Requirement to inform
- Dealing with the complaint
- Scenario: Dealing with the complaint
- Redress
- Systems & controls
- Scenario: Systems & controls
- Time limits, record keeping & reporting
- Rejecting a complaint
- Categorising complaints
- Exercise: General requirements

Time limits for dealing with a complaint: Acknowledgement

- Progress
- Final response
- Responses earlier than eight weeks 
- Speed & quality of response
- Exercise: Time limits

Monitoring complaints

- Scenario: Monitoring complaints

Record keeping & reporting

- Internal reporting
- Six-monthly reports to the FCA
- Exercise: Record keeping

Role of the FOS

- Formal & informal settlements
- Scenario: Formal & informal settlements
- Completely independent
- Exercise: Role of the FOS

Summary

Affirmation

Assessment

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Our FCA Course library of over 60 training modules covers everything from high-level and conduct of business standards to thematic topics, including treating customers fairly.

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Course Specifications

 

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Structure

Approximately 35 minutes followed by a 10-question assessment.

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Audience

Suitable for all staff - examples and interactivities designed for staff at all levels. No previous knowledge or experience is required.

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Design

SHARD-compliant, responsive display on all devices, accessibility on screen readers, visual design controlled via client style sheet.

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Test-Out

Ability to offer optional test-out, whereby users can choose to skip the course content and complete the learning assignment by simply passing the assessment 

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Compatibility

All Windows, Mac OSX, iOS, Android (Flash-free for mobile compatibility). AICC and SCORM 1.2-compliant, suitable for both hosted and deployed SCORM or AICC.

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Tailoring

Fully customisable on Skillcast Portal CMS.

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Translation

Pre-translated versions not available, but all text content can be exported for translation into all languages.

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Localisation

Based on UK legislation, but suitable for global audiences upon the removal of UK-specific references and translation as necessary.