Complaints data publication report
Firm Name: Leeds Building Society
Period Covered in this return: 1st January – 30th June, 2014
Brands/trading names covered: Leeds Building Society
|Number of complaints opened||Number of complaints closed||Complaints closed within 8 weeks||Closed complaints upheld by firm|
|General insurance and pure protection||488||410||98.29%||18.78%|
|Decumulation, life and pensions||16||4||50%||0%|
For Banking, the 302 complaints equates to 0.38 complaints per 1,000 accounts.
For Home Finance, the 470 complaints equates to 4.59 complaints per 1,000 accounts.
The Society received 488 complaints about General Insurance (GI) and Pure Protection (PP), which equates to 8.36 complaints per 1,000 policies. Of these, 453 (93%) were in relation to the alleged mis-sale of Mortgage Payment Protection Insurance (MPPI) or Payment Protection Insurance (PPI), of which only 84 (19%) were upheld. Of the 453 MPPI/PPI complaints received, 161 (36%) were referred via Claims Management Companies, of which only 30 (19%) were upheld.
The 16 complaints under Decumulation, Life and Pensions relate to historic endowment policies, the investigation for which takes longer than other complaints, due to information being required from external third parties. As the Society stopped selling endowments in March, 1988, it does not have a relevant metric for comparison.
Please note: The above table reflects the standard format prescribed by the Financial Conduct Authority for reporting complaints performance in the various product areas.
Which products fall into the above categories?
- Current accounts;
- Credit cards;
- Unregulated loans
- Savings (including ISAs); and
- Other banking.
- Mortgages, including buy-to-let, equity release and loans to people with impaired credit histories; and
- Other regulated home finance products
General Insurance and Pure Protection
- Payment Protection Insurance;
- General insurance (such as household and buildings and contents);
- Critical illness; and
- Other pure protection
Decumulation, Life and Pensions
- Personal pensions and FSAVCs;
- Investment linked annuities;
- Income drawdown products;
- Endowments; and
- Other decumulation, life and pensions
- Investment bonds;
- PEPs/ISAs (excluding cash ISAs);
- Investment trusts;
- Unit trusts/OEICs;
- Structured products; and
- Other investment products/funds
Customer Service Commitment
The Society's commitment to our customers is enshrined in our mission statement, which is "To be a successful independent building society, providing excellent value through quality customer service, efficiency and competitive products".
As an independent mutual, our members are also our customers and we work hard to ensure they receive the products and service that meet their needs. In the latest independent customer survey, 92%* of our members said that they were satisfied with the service received. However, should a customer feel that their interaction with the Society has fallen short of their expectations, we will always investigate and resolve any issue as quickly and efficiently as possible.
* Customer telephone survey results Jan - Mar 2014