Rostron Finance Internal Dispute Resolution Procedures

We aim to provide the very best service for our clients.  In the event that you are unhappy regarding any part of our service, our internal dispute resolution process provides that your complaint will be handled efficiently, honestly and fairly.

Rostron Finance Pty Ltd is authorised to engage in credit activities on behalf of Rostron Finance (Australian Credit Licence number 498140).

Should you have a complaint about our services, please contact:

Complaints Officer:

Benjamin Sharp
Rostron Finance
Address: 825 Oxley Road, Corinda QLD 4075
Phone: 1300 707 039
Fax: 07 3102 9102
Email: ben.sharp@rostronfinance.com.au


The Complaints Officer are senior personnel in our organisation and have the necessary experience and authority to handle your complaint and make relevant decisions on outcomes.

The complaint need not be in writing and may be presented by any reasonable means, for example letter, telephone, email or in person. Please ensure you give us full particulars of your complaint.

If a complainant is not satisfied with the response to their complaint, they may contact the Australian Financial Compliants Authority on:

Freecall: 1800 931 678
Postal Address: GPO Box 3, Melbourne, VIC, 3001

Email: info@afca.org.au

If the complaint is about privacy and the complainant is not satisfied with the outcome of our investigations, the complainant may ask the Office of the Australia Information Commissioner to consider the complaint.  The Information Commissioner can be contacted online at http://www.oaic.gov.au/privacy/making-a-privacy-complaint or on 1300 363 992.

AWARENESS

All staff and consultants who deal with (or are likely to deal with) clients, are aware of the names, titles and telephone numbers of our Complaints Officer.

Each staff member and consultant is also instructed in how to transfer a client who has a complaint to our Complaints Officer and what client details to record if the Complaints Officer are for any reason unavailable (this information will include a minimum of the name, telephone number, and description of the product or transaction to which the client’s complaint relates).  We do not to charge any fee in respect to any complaint.

TIMELINESS

We will provide a written acknowledgement of receipt of the complaint to the complainant within five business days, unless the complaint is otherwise resolved in the meantime.

We will ensure that a final response is given to the complainant as soon as possible, but within twenty one (21), thirty (30) or forty five (45) days of receipt of the complaint.

For certain types of complaints, involving “default notices” or urgent disputes such as “applications for hardship”, a final response must be provided within twenty one (21) days.  If Rostron Finance Pty Ltd is unable to deal with the complaint as it relates to a third party (for example, a lender), Rostron Finance Pty Ltd may ask the client to contact the relevant party.

For privacy complaints, we are required to give you a final response within thirty (30) days.

If we cannot respond to the complainant within relevant timeframes, we will inform the complainant of the reasons for the delay and of their right to refer the complaint to the Credit and Investment Ombudsman Service or, in the case of privacy complaints, to the Australia Information Commissioner.

We will have provided a final response to the complainant if we:

(a) Accept the complaint and, if appropriate, offer redress, or

(b) Offer redress without accepting the complaint; or

(c) Reject the complaint.

WRITTEN RESPONSE TO A CLIENT

We will give the complainant a written response to their complaint and the reasons for reaching a particular decision on the complaint.  We will adequately address the issues that are raised in the complaint.

Where practicable, our response will refer to applicable provisions in legislation, Codes, Standards or Procedures.

We will inform the complainant of the contact particulars of our EDR Scheme and, for privacy complaints, the Australia Information Commissioner if the complainant is not satisfied with the outcome of our investigating the complaint.

REMEDIES

If we accept the complaint and are of the view that it is appropriate to offer redress to the complainant, that redress may be non-financial as well as, or instead of, financial. If we consider that a financial remedy is appropriate then we will provide compensation for any direct loss or damage caused.

We will, when determining the appropriate remedy, take into consideration the extent of loss or damage suffered by the complainant, relevant legal principles, EDR scheme rules, the FBAA Code of Practice and other relevant codes of conduct and concepts of fairness and relevant industry best practice.

DATA COLLECTION

We will keep data concerning your complaint in such form and manner as we think fit and will enable analysis according to:

(a) Type of complaint;

(b) Subject of complaint;

(c) Outcome of complaint;

(d) Timeliness of response.

So that we can identify any systematically recurring problems, we will as far as is practicable and relevant, classify complaints according to the particular provision of the FBAA Code of Practice alleged by you to have been breached.

Subject to legal constraints including constraints as to privacy, we will make available data collected in respect of your complaint to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission.

REVIEW

We will review our Internal Dispute Resolution Procedures every three (3) years to ensure that our complaints systems are operating effectively.