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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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Sir Bobby Robson Way

Newcastle-upon-Tyne

NE13 9BA

 

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19-03-2018

CSA to host industry technology awards at UKCCC

The Credit Services Association (CSA), the voice of the UK debt collection and debt purchase sectors, is to host the Credit and Collections Technology Awards at this year’s CSA Gala Dinner on 13 September.

The co-branded event, which will form part of the CSA’s UK Credit and Collections Conference (UKCCC), reflects the Association’s growing recognition of technology as being vital to the future success of its members.

As well as being a key theme of the President’s welcoming address at the CSA’s Members’ Meeting in February, the Association also recently announced the creation of a new Technology Portfolio to support members in their future thinking.

John Ricketts, CSA President, says that hosting the awards is a natural evolution: “In 10 years’ time the industry will be virtually unrecognisable from where we are today, with technology and AI replacing large parts of our operations, freeing up agent time for more quality customer engagement.

“Our industry has only survived this far by innovating, so hosting an award scheme which recognises best-in class technology and innovation is a logical step.”

The Credit & Collections Technology Awards recognise, excellence and innovation in the UK credit and collections industry. Now in its second year, the awards are judged by an independent panel of industry experts who will examine excellence solutions in four different categories sections: credit, collections, credit & collections and innovation.

Colin White, Director of Credit Connect who devised the awards, added: “I am very pleased to announce this partnership. The aim for the Credit & Collection Technology Awards is to work towards creating an industry benchmark for technology and innovation. The Awards were launched to highlight how technological innovation is helping to enhance best customer outcome. This partnership will provide a tremendous platform to raise awareness of the significant work that is being done in the sector. Partnering with the CSA and an award-winning conference is a next logical step for the Awards."