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Making a complaint

We work hard to ensure our Members act within the rules set by the industry regulators.

Please click on the following link and read our Code of Practice. If you think a Member has broken the rules of this Code you can make a complaint by downloading our Complaints Form.

Before making a complaint we would encourage you to carry out the following activities:

 

  • Go to the Members Directory and check whether the company you wish to complain about is a Member of the CSA. If you are still unsure, feel free to contact us. If the company is a Member of the CSA then we are able to help you with your complaint.
  • On first instance, we recommend you contact the Member company to discuss any issues you have and enquire about their complaints process. If you are still dissatisfied with the outcome then you can review our Complaints Procedure.
  • If you believe that the Member has acted in breach of our Code of Practice and the complaint meets the necessary criteria, please complete, sign and return the Complaint Form to our registered address.

CSA Complaints Procedure

 How we deal with your complaint.

All complaints must be submitted in writing, with a signed complaint form. We require the form to be signed so that we, and our member, have the requisite authorisation to share information.

The following is the sequence of events after the CSA receive a complaint form;

  • CSA receive a signed complaint form
  • CSA register the complaint and send a copy to the relevant member company
  • The member is given eight weeks to respond directly to the complainant
  • CSA get a copy of the response from the member company
  • CSA considers both positions and determines whether the Code of Practice has been breached
  • Appropriate action is taken (if required) to remedy the situation
  • If further information is required the CSA contact the relevant party (the complainant or the member company).
  • After a full review, the CSA provides a formal response to the complainant

 

If you remain unhappy with the outcome of the complaint, you may have justification to escalate the matter to our our head of compliance, Claire Aynsley, claire.aynsley@csa-uk.com.

 

Please note: The CSA can only intervene when;

  • a member company is in breach of the Code.
  • the company is a member of the CSA (we cannot act when the complaint is about the client of a member company, a bank or building society for example).
  • the information supplied by a member company appears from the facts to be incorrect.

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Credit Services Association

Complaints Department

2 Esh Plaza

Sir Bobby Robson Way

Newcastle-upon-Tyne

NE13 9BA

 

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19-09-2018

CSA hails success of UKCCC

The Credit Services Association (CSA), the voice of the UK debt collection and debt purchase sectors, has hailed the success of this year’s UK Credit and Collections Conference Gala Dinner.

This year’s event took place at the newly refurbished four-star Crowne Plaza in Stratford-Upon-Avon on 13 September. The conference was divided into morning and afternoon plenary sessions, including a rousing address from CSA President John Ricketts, a panel debate on the potential opportunity and threat posed by Open Banking, and a keynote address by Nathalie Nahai on the psychological drivers required to effect change that ultimately lead to action.

The Gala Dinner, which included the Credit and Collection Technology Awards 2018 powered by Credit Connect, took centre stage in the evening session, hosted by ex-political adviser turned comedian Matt Forde.

A record number of entries were reported, with a shortlist of 110 finalists from nearly 80 companies across 18 categories, which are covered by four main headings of Credit, Collections, Credit & Collections services and Innovation. The awards recognise best-in-class business solutions across complex issues such as affordability, customer engagement and compliance, as well as teams and individuals.

Colleen Peel, Head of Marketing and Events at the CSA, says it was a memorable event: “A good conference will always deliver a surprise or two to keep delegates engaged, and this year’s gala dinner and awards was no exception.

“The Credit and Collection Technology Awards featured entries from some familiar names as well as relative newcomers to the industry, making them particularly diverse and exciting this year. We would like to extend our congratulations to all of the winners on the night.”

The full list of winners can be found here.