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How do I make a complaint?
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Written by Harry Fisher
Updated over a week ago

We recognise that things can go wrong. We want to learn from our mistakes and improve your experience whenever possible. So, we've made it super easy to raise a complaint with us, either through email (at hello@getchip.uk), by post or Chip's live-chat (this can be found under the profile tab in the app). Our postal address is: Chip Financial Ltd, Sixth Floor, Fora, Montacute Yard, 186 Shoreditch High Street, E1 6HU

What we will do and how long will it take

We will do our best to resolve your complaint immediately and we aim to respond to any complaints within two business days of receipt.

Sometimes it may take longer to fully investigate your concerns. Where this is the case, we will:

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● Send you a written acknowledgment within 3 working days.

● Keep you informed of what is being done to resolve your concerns.

● Other than for Investment Platform related complaints, if your complaint will take longer to resolve, we will provide you with a final response within 15 business days. If we are unable to do so, we will keep you informed as to what is happening and when we expect to resolve your complaint.

● Other than for the Investment Platform related complaints in exceptional circumstances, we may provide a full reply within 35 business days.

Investment Platform specific Complaints

‍As an appointed representative of P1 Investment Services Limited (P1) are accountable for all Investment Platform specific complaints and will receive copies of all complaints.

Upon receipt of a complaint we will do all we can to resolve your concerns within 3 business days, and confirm this to you in writing. If a resolution has not been reached then the complaint will be forwarded to P1.

Paul White, the Compliance Director of P1, is the nominated point of contact for P1 with regards to your Investment Platform related complaint. He will take an objective view of the complaint and will investigate your concerns within the timescales explained in this document.

He will write to you, normally within five business days, to acknowledge your complaint and to let you know when he expects to be able to issue a full response.

When acknowledging your complaint, especially in the case of an oral complaint, we (Chip or P1) will set out the nature of the complaint and may request further clarification if necessary. Your complaint will be investigated using our files together with reports from other parties if relevant. We may also write to you if further information is required. We will keep you informed of the progress of the complaint investigation.

You can also address Investment Platform related complaints to the following address:

P1 Investment Services Limited

Senate Court

Southernhay Gardens

Exeter

EX1 1NT

By telephone: 01392 429683

After 8 weeks, if a final response letter has not already been sent to you, you will receive;

● A final response letter detailing our conclusions and resolution to the complaint. This letter will also confirm that if you remain dissatisfied with our final response that you may refer your complaint to the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) within 6 months of the date of our final response letter, otherwise you would lose this referral right. A copy of the FOS leaflet ‘your complaint and the Ombudsman’ will be enclosed, if not already supplied. See further information on referral to the FOS below.

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● A response that we are still not in a position to make a final response, giving the reasons for the further delay and indicating when we expect to be able to provide a final response;

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● Informing you that you may refer your case to the FOS if you are dissatisfied with the delay.

● A copy of the FOS leaflet ‘your complaint and the Ombudsman’ will be enclosed, if not already supplied. See further information on referral to the FOS below.

Please bear in mind that if your complaint involves information from third parties some delays could be beyond our control. We will, however, pursue information on a regular basis.

Referring your complaint to the Financial Ombudsman Service

We aim to resolve your complaint as quickly as possible and to your complete satisfaction.

If for any reason you’re unhappy with our final response or we’re unable to issue a final response within 8 weeks for an Investment Platform related complaint or 35 working days for all other complaints you can refer the matter to the Financial Ombudsman Service.

The Financial Ombudsman Service who can be contacted as follows:

● Telephone: call them on 0800 023 4567 or 0300 123 9123

● Post: write to them at: The Financial Ombudsman Service, Exchange Tower, London, E14 9SR.

It’s important that our complaints procedures are finalised before you contact the Financial Ombudsman, as they will only investigate once we have issued our final response, or after the end of the 8 week or 35 working day period. If you are not satisfied with our final response and you wish to refer to the Financial Ombudsman Service, you only have six months from the date of our final response to refer. However, none of these procedures affect your legal rights.


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