What you should do if you want to complain
If you have a complaint about us you should let us know by writing to us at:
Vehicle Consulting UK Ltd, Unit 2, Acorn Business Park, Stockport, Cheshire, SK4 1AS
Alternatively you can phone us on 0161 431 0011. Most difficulties can be resolved at an early stage by talking informally with your Account Manager, at the earliest opportunity.
What we will do if you complain
Timescales for dealing with your complaint
If you send us your complaint in writing, we will write to you within five working days to let you know we have received it.
If you inform us of your complaint by telephone or in person we will write to you within five business days of you telling us. We will confirm in this letter the details of your complaint and ask that you write back to confirm to us that these details are correct.
If we cannot resolve your complaint within four weeks of receipt, we will write to update you about our investigation and to tell you when we will write to you informing you of our decision.
If we are unable to reach a decision sooner, we will contact you no later than eight weeks from the date we first received your complaint. We will then tell you what our final decision is or, if we have not been able to reach a resolution within this time we will give you details of the Financial Ombudsman Service which you can contact about your complaint.
How we will deal with your complaint
When we write to advise you we have received your complaint, we will tell you in that letter the name and job title of the person who is dealing with your complaint. If you have any queries while we are dealing with your complaint, you should contact the person named in that letter.
We will deal with your complaint as quickly as we can. If we have to make a lot of enquiries to investigate your complaint, it may take us longer to reach a decision. It is possible that as part of our investigations we may need to ask you for more information.
While we investigate your complaint we will keep you informed and you will not have to wait any longer than eight weeks to hear the outcome of our review.
How we will reach our decision
When investigating your complaint, we will always take account of what you tell us. We will reach our final decision based on the outcome of our investigations and what you have told us.
We will assess complaints according to the law and the principles and guidance produced by our regulators – The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) – the Office of Fair Trading.
Telling you about decision
If we can’t reach a decision within eight weeks of receiving your complaint, we will write to you to explain the outcome of our investigation and what we propose to do about it. If we decide your complaint is unfounded, our letter will explain why.
What if you are not happy with our final decision?
If you disagree with our decision you should contact us. Alternatively, Vehicle Consulting UK Limited are leasing broker members of the BVRLA (British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association). The BVRLA is approved by Government as a Consumer ADR body under the Alternative Dispute Resolution for Consumer Disputes (Competent Authorities and Information) Regulations 2015. Please see details from the European Commission website
Unresolved disputes may be referred to the BVRLA by either the customer or the member involved, however the member cannot initiate a complaint against the customer.
If the customer does not have access to email, details can be sent by post to:
Fax: 01494 434499
The BVRLA will aim to resolve the matter using the information presented by both parties to the dispute. Any information requested from the member should be sent to the BVRLA within five working days. Based on the information available, the BVRLA will provide both parties with its findings and recommendations. The BVRLA aims to resolve complaints through the Conciliation Service within 30 days.
You can also contact the Financial Ombudsman Service if you have not received a response from us within eight weeks from the date of your complaint.
If we do change our decision, our letter will tell you what our revised decision is and how and why we reached it.
The Financial Ombudsman Service will be happy to phone you back, if you’re worried about the cost of calling them.
The Financial Ombudsman Service Postal Address is:
The Financial Ombudsman Service, Exchange Tower, London E14 9SR
Alternatively, you can use the BVRLA’s conciliation service.