Making a complaint
How to make a complaint
First we need to understand what you’re unhappy about.
How to get in touch:
|By telephone||Speak to a member of our Customer Service team.
Find Customer Services contact numbers
|In writing||Customer Relations
Co-op Insurance/Co-op Insurance Services
To help us resolve your complaint we’ll need the following information:
- details of what you are concerned about
- your name and address
- your policy number
- a daytime telephone number.
Please let us know if we need to reply in a particular format like large print, audio or Braille.
What happens next?
We’ll do everything we can to sort out the problem. We’ll write to you to acknowledge your complaint within five working days - and keep you up to date until we’ve sorted things out.
Not satisfied with our response?
If you’re still unhappy once we’ve sent you a response, or if eight weeks have passed since you first got in touch about the problem, you can take your complaint to the Financial Ombudsman Service. Find out more
About the Financial Ombudsman Service and the European Commission Online Dispute Resolution Platform
Co-op Insurance and Co-op Insurance Services are covered by the Financial Ombudsman Service who resolve individual complaints against financial services institutions in the UK.
If you contact the Financial Ombudsman Service before you have received your response, or before eight weeks has passed since you initially raised your concerns with us, they will refer you back to us to resolve your complaint. If you want the Financial Ombudsman Service to look into your complaint, you must contact them within six months of the date of any response issued.
Please be aware that our Guernsey based products such as our offshore accounts may not fall within the jurisdiction of the Financial Ombudsman Service.
The contact details for the Financial Ombudsman Service are:
|Phone||0800 023 4567^
0300 123 9123^
|In writing||The Financial Ombudsman Service
Online Dispute Resolution
In addition the European Commission has set up an Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) website for consumers who are unhappy with products or services they have bought online. If this applies to you, you can submit a complaint using the ODR website. You will receive details of our Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) body, the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS), along with your option to have your complaint reviewed by them. You may contact the FOS directly using the details listed above.
Alternatively, you may send your complaint to us by email: ODRcomplaints@cfs.coop. Please note that responsibility of data security during transfer rests with the sender and not with the receiver. We cannot guarantee unencrypted email transmissions are secure or error free, and accept no liability for interception and misuse. Information on how and when to contact us can be found on our website.