DOING WHAT’S RIGHT FOR THE CUSTOMERS
Regulators across just about every sector we are engaged in have made 'vulnerable customer' policy a priority and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.
Ensuring that customers in vulnerable circumstances are protected and receive fair outcomes is not just a regulatory requirement, it’s a moral duty for firms supplying essential products and services. Doing your part for vulnerable customers also leads to continued customer advocacy and loyalty among customers.
But identifying customers in vulnerable circumstances – and taking action to support them – is not a simple matter. “Vulnerability” can be a permanent state (resulting from disability, for example) but it can also be a temporary state caused by one of life's many challenges.
A PROVEN TRACK RECORD
Huntswood has a long history in delivering projects that deliver fair outcomes for vulnerable customers. Our advisory expertise and operational finesse allow us to ensure that all of your customers receive the best service possible.
Huntswood can help your firm write the policies and governance strategy that underpin your approach to supporting customers in vulnerable circumstances. We then embed the systems and resource needed to monitor, respond to and protect those who most need it.
How does your firm stack up to the industry average? Are you delivering fair outcomes? How would you rate your ability to detect signs of vulnerability?
Use the Huntswood self-assessment tool to benchmark your firm’s performance today. It’s free, secure and simple to complete.
Firms must ask themselves how they will ensure effective delivery of suitable outcomes in a way that engages senior management, is aligned to strategy, culture and business model, is tailored to the firm’s customers and ensures that the key benefits are delivered.
We can provide assurance on your firm's vulnerability framework, and even support in the creation of a whole new strategy that will be fit-for-purpose for years to come.
Collections and Recoveries
Ensuring fair treatment of customers in financial difficulty
Customer contact centres
Eliminate the contact centre queue and see customer satisfaction rise as a result
Support your customers in a timely fashion, deliver good outcomes and benefit your business
Policy, Process and Procedures
Getting the ‘nuts-and-bolts’ right will set your firm up for success
Recent complaints improvements for clients
Huntswood has worked with clients to realise the following benefits
Huntswood Increases customer trust in a major water provider, taking them from bottom to top of the satisfaction league table
Delivering operational, consultancy and process improvement expertise to transform a water supplier's approach to customer service.
Case Study: Huntswood Delivers High Quality Complaints Handling
Supporting a leading retail bank to increase its new business checking capacity following regulatory scrutiny
Complaints Outlook 2022 Launch Event - Martin Dodd, Implementation and Impact
Watch an excerpt from our Complaints Outlook 2022 event, where Martin Dodd, Huntswood's CEO, speaks more about the key findings of the report, and how they can be implemented to improve customers' complaint journeys.
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