TCF Policy

Payment Plan Limited

 

Committed to treating our customers fairly

 

At Payment Plan Limited, we are committed to offering our customers the highest possible standards of service.  In so doing we are pleased to support the Financial Services Authority initiative ‘Treating Customers Fairly’.  We recognise that both we and our customers have everything to gain if we look after your best interests and treat you fairly in all aspects of our dealings with you.

 

Our commitment to you

 

We will:

 

  • protect the interests of our customers at each stage of the product life cycle, from promotion right through to after sales service.

 

  • meet as best we can the unique needs of each customer by offering a transparent, efficient and professional service, and constantly reviewing our service to identify areas for improvement.

 

In practical terms for the different areas of our business this means:

 

  • ensuring that promotional material is clear, compliant, jargon free and appropriately targeted;

 

  • ensuring that sales staff (both on and off-site) have thorough training on all products they advise on or sell, understand who they are and aren’t suitable for, and are encouraged to challenge product providers where they spot inconsistencies, ambiguities or potential unfairness in the product literature or product features;

 

  • operating sales remuneration systems which assure fairness to the customer as well as customer satisfaction, rather than only rewarding sales volumes;

 

  • finding ways to encourage non sales staff to implement TCF in their day to day business activities;

 

  • keeping detailed records of customer instructions and profile/attitude to risk, and of the advice and options given before, during and after a sale – to help ensure we treat customers fairly and can deal with any complaints that may arise swiftly and fairly;

 

  • encouraging after sales contact with clients where appropriate to correct or improve on the service already offered;

 

  • ensuring that customer complaints are assessed fairly, promptly and impartially, and in line with FSA deadlines and rules;

 

  • encouraging staff to recommend improvements to service following customer complaints – and monitoring the outcome;

 

  • ensuring that staff are kept up to date with relevant training in relation to competence, data protection and other matters directly affecting the quality of service offered to customers and offering regular training in the principle of TCF at all levels of the business;
  • regularly monitoring and reporting on all of the above TCF activities in order to assess TCF performance across the business and recommend changes where appropriate;
  • ensuring that TCF values, which are set and communicated by Senior Management, are supported by all staff and understood in the same way

 

Thank you for choosing Payment Plan Limited.