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Credit Services Association

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Sir Bobby Robson Way

Great Park

Newcastle Upon Tyne

NE13 9BA

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Complaints Procedure

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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 four 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.

Methods of Contact

 

Address

Credit Services Association

Complaints Department

2 Esh Plaza

Sir Bobby Robson Way

Newcastle-upon-Tyne

NE13 9BA

 

Why the CSA need a signed copy of your complaint

 

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Our Members

We have over 400 Member companies based in the UK and internationally. Our Members are active in the debt collection and debt purchase industry and companies range from large multinationals to small local businesses.

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Please use the CSA Member Directory below for further information. All CSA Members are listed on this website.

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CSA Member Categories

We have over 400 Members who fit into the following membership categories:

  • Foundation

  • Start-up and fledging businesses that primarily collect debt or offer ancillary services such as customer trace, occupy this category of Membership. On completion of two years trading history, these businesses are automatically upgraded to Full Members.

     

  • Full

  • Companies where any or a combination of the above is the primary source of revenue for the company. To apply for full membership you must have a minimum of two years trading accounts.

     

  • Affiliate

  • Companies that fall into this category could be accountants, banks and building societies etc. Affiliate membership incorporates all businesses that carry out the function of debt collection as a secondary activity in relation to their everyday business enterprise – and have been doing so for at least one year.

     

  • International

  • Debt collection is the primary source of revenue, but the company is registered in a country outside the United Kingdom and has been trading for at least one year.