Geelong Bank offers our members an internal dispute resolution procedure that is readily accessible and free of charge. Here are details of the steps you may take if you are dissatisfied and the action the Geelong Bank team will take to remedy the situation.
The simplest way of solving a problem is to talk to a Geelong Bank team member about it. If you are unhappy about something to do with a product or service, we’d like to hear about it.
Our team members are trained to deal with all types of problems so don’t hesitate to contact us if something is troubling you. We’d like to know about anything which affects the relationship you have with us.
The first place you should take any complaint to is a Member Service Officer or Lending Consultant. If at all possible, the problem will be resolved immediately. However, if our team member is unable to assist, you will be referred to their Manager. The Manager will aim to resolve the matter by the next business day.
You may make a complaint:
We will usually need your full name, contact details, a short description of your complaint and your desired resolution for us to help you.
We aim to acknowledge your complaint within 1 business day. When we do so, we will also let you know how you can obtain general feedback and progress/status reports of the complaint.
We will investigate your complaint and contact you if we need more information. When we complete our investigation, we will let you know the outcome. How your complaint may be resolved will depend on your complaint.
We will ring or write to you notifying you of the outcome. If this is not in your favour, we will write to you telling you:
Frequently, complaints are simple cases of confusion or misunderstanding, which can be sorted out to everybody’s satisfaction very quickly.
However, not all complaints can be dealt with quickly. The Manager will advise you if he or she is unable to resolve your complaint by the next business day. Our aim is to have your complaint resolved within 14 days, although in more complex cases (e.g. a complaint about a card transaction overseas) we may need up to 30 days. If this happens, we will write to you advising of this.
You can download a copy of our Dispute Resolution Guide here