Dear Customer, 

Our aim is always to provide an exceptionally high level of service to all of our customers. Where customers feel they have cause to raise a complaint it is important to us that these are dealt with objectively, fairly and within an acceptable time frame.

Our aim is always to provide an exceptionally high level of service to all of our customers. Where customers feel they have cause to raise a complaint it is important to us that these are dealt with objectively, fairly and within an acceptable time frame.

If you have a complaint about any aspect of our service then we would like to hear from you.

How to tell us if you have a complaint

To help us investigate and resolve your issue as quickly as possible, you can contact us by telephone or in writing. The most appropriate person will handle your complaint in the quickest possible time.

Our complaints contact details are: 
Bowes and Hauxley Limited
Online at www.bowesandhauxley.co.uk
By telephone on 0191 3692363 

What information do we need to address your complaint?

To assist us in resolving your complaint efficiently it would be helpful if you could provide the following information:

  • Your full name and preferred contact details
  • Full details of your complaint
  • Copies of relevant paperwork
  • What you expect us to do to put things right
  • Any other information that you think may be relevant
What we do if we receive a complaint from you

Any complaint, verbal or written, will be allocated it to the most appropriate Complaints Handler.

We will always try to resolve your complaint immediately. However, sometimes this may not be possible. In all cases we will implement the following process:

Complaint Process

  1. Your case reference will be your order/contract number 
  2. We will give you the name and title of the person handling your complaint
  3. We will send you written acknowledgement within 3 working days of receiving your complaint
  4. Make contact to seek clarification on any points where necessary
  5. Fully investigate your complaint internally and third parties where relevant
  6. Keep you informed and fully updated regarding any progress
  7. Discuss with you our findings and our proposed response
  8. Our aim will be to send you our final written response within ten working days but no later than eight weeks as required by the Financial Conduct Authority
Investigation

The Customer Resolutions Department will work with the relevant department managers to establish the nature and scope of your complaint having due regards to the Financial Conduct Authority's direction:

  • Deal with complaints promptly and fairly
  • Give complainants clear replies and, where appropriate, fair redress
Eligibility

It is Bowes and Hauxley Limited policy to treat all complainants the same, however, certain types of complaints fall within the scope of FCA rules and consequently within the jurisdiction of the Financial Ombudsman Service.

FCA Complaints Rules

  • Complaints made by, or on behalf of an eligible complainant; Eligible Complainants are essentially individuals and certain small businesses
  • The Complainant must relate to the provision of or failure to provide a financial service or a redress determination and;
  • The Complainant must allege that they have suffered, or may suffer, financial loss, material distress or material inconvenience
Final Response

This will set out clearly the decision and the reasons for it. If any compensation is offered a clear method of calculation will be shown.

Where appropriate we are required to include details of the Financial Ombudsman Service in the final response. If dealing with an eligible complainant and a regulated activity, we will:

  • Explain that the complainant must refer the matter to the Ombudsman within six months of the date of this letter or the right to use this service is lost
  • Indicate whether we consent to waive the relevant time limits.
Complaints settled within 3 business days

Complaints that can be settled to your satisfaction within 3 business days can be recorded and communicated differently. Where we consider a complaint to be resolved to your satisfaction under this section, we will promptly send you a Summary Resolution Communication, being a written communication from us which:

  1. Refers to the fact that you have made a complaint and informs you that we now consider the complaint to have been resolved to your satisfaction;
  2. We will tell you that if you subsequently decide that you are dissatisfied with the resolution of the complaint you may be able to refer the complaint back to us for further consideration or alternatively refer the complaint to the Financial Ombudsman Service.
  3. Indicates if we consent to waive the relevant time limits, (where we have discretion in such matters) 
  4. Provide the relevant addresses of the Financial Ombudsman Service
  5. Refer to the availability of further information on the website of the Financial Ombudsman Service.
Closing a complaint

We will consider a complaint closed when we have made our final response to you. This does not prevent you from exercising any rights you may have to refer the matter to the Financial Ombudsman Service

What to do if you are not happy with our decision

If you have a regulated consumer credit contract arranged by us and are not satisfied with our Final Response, you may be eligible to refer the matter to the Financial Ombudsman.

Financial Ombudsman Service

If relevant then you can refer your complaint to the Financial Ombudsman Service - you must do this within six months of our final response. When we send you a final response, we will also provide you with a copy of the Financial Ombudsman Service's explanatory leaflet.

We will co-operate fully with the Ombudsman in resolving any complaints made against us and agree to be bound by any awards made by them.

You can contact the financial Ombudsman at the following address:

The Financial Ombudsman Service
Exchange Tower
London
E14 9SR

Tel: 0800 023 4567 (free for most people from a fixed line) or 0300 123 9123 (cheaper for those calling using a mobile) or 020 7964 0500 (if calling from abroad)
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk

Commission Disclosure

We receive payment from the credit provider for introducing you to them. The amount we receive could vary by credit provider and may be a higher amount in relation to certain products compared with other products available.

The payment received may also be higher dependent on the interest rate you are charged and this can also be affected by the term and product you receive. Typically commission received is a fixed fee or a percentage of the amount you borrow. 

We will not charge you any fee for our services. Commission Disclosure for Regulated Clients Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) expects any intermediary to disclose to the customer that a commission may be payable by the owner or creditor to the intermediary, and, if the customer asks, the amount of that commission. 

The Financial Conduct Authority has made it clear that "commission" means any financial consideration. 

If you would like us to disclose any potential commission we earn please make your request to our office address or by Post: Alternatively, by emailing to [email protected] or by Telephone 01913692363 Happy to discuss when convenient.

Visiting Us

7.7 miles from A1(M) J62

Next to Diggerland Durham

Our Location

Bowes and Hauxley

Unit 1B

Creative Business Park

Langley Park

Durham

DH7 9TT

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 13:00
Saturday Appointment Only
Sunday Appointment Only
Bowes and Hauxley is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, FRN: 944154. All finance is subject to status and income. Written quotation on request. We act as a credit broker not a lender. We work with a number of carefully selected credit providers who may be able to offer you finance for your purchase. We are only able to offer finance products from these providers. It is our intention to provide a high level of service at all times. However, if you have reason to make a complaint about our service you should contact Bowes and Hauxley at [email protected] If we are unable to resolve your complaint satisfactorily, you may be entitled to refer the matter to the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS). Further information is available by calling the FOS on 0845 080 1800 or at http://www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk
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