Regional Australia Bank offers our members an internal complaint and dispute resolution procedure that is:
- readily accessible; and
- free of charge.
This page explains the internal complaint and dispute resolution procedure at Regional Australia Bank.
Let’s talk about it:
The simplest way of solving a problem is to talk to someone about it. If you are unhappy regarding any of Regional Australia Bank’s products or services, we would like to hear about it. Our staff are trained to efficiently and courteously deal with all types of problems. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you are not completely happy with any aspect of your dealings with Regional Australia Bank.
For the purpose of resolving your complaint, we may ask for your personal information, including your name, contact information and the details of your complaint.
How to request the resolution of a complaint or dispute
- In Person: Visit your nearest branch and talk to a staff member during the branch's business hours.
- Telephone: Call a Service Support Team Member on 132 067 (Mon-Fri 8am to 6pm, Sat 8.30am to 12pm)
- Online: Use the contact us form on our website 24/7.
- Email: Reach us at [email protected] 24/7
- Mail: PO Box U631 Armidale NSW 2351
You can report a complaint about any Regional Australia Bank product or service to any staff member of Regional Australia Bank. If at all possible, the problem will be resolved immediately. If this is not possible, your problem will be referred to a supervisor or manager.
How long will it take?
Frequently, complaints are simply cases of confusion or misunderstanding which can be sorted out to everybody’s satisfaction very quickly.
However, not all complaints can be dealt with quickly. We aim to have your complaint resolved in a timely manner, but depending on the nature of the complaint, it may take up to 21 days.
If the complaint has not been resolved within 21 days, we will inform you that we need more time to investigate and an expected date for an outcome.
How will you notify me of the outcome?
If we cannot resolve the complaint by the end of the 5th business day after receiving the complaint, we will notify you in writing of the outcome.
If this is not in your favour, we will inform you about:
- the reasons for the decision
- the evidence we relied on in reaching our decision
- the consequences of the decision for you
- what further action you can take.
What further options do I have?
We are a member of the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA).
AFCA provides an external and impartial procedure for resolving disputes between customer owned banks and their members. AFCA is free of charge to members.
If you are not satisfied with the final outcome of your complaint, you may pursue the matter further with AFCA. Once a complaint has been made to AFCA, they will contact Regional Australia Bank directly to begin investigations. You can contact AFCA on:
Other things you should know
You should be aware of the following things about our internal dispute resolution procedure:
- You are not obliged to pursue a dispute with us using our internal dispute resolution procedure. If you do use our internal dispute resolution, you may commence legal proceedings against us before, after or at the same time as using our internal dispute resolution procedure.
- Our participation in the internal dispute resolution procedure is not a waiver of any rights we may have under the law, or under any contract between Regional Australia Bank and yourself. An example of such a contract may be a loan contract, a mortgage, guarantee, the terms and conditions of a VISA card or Access card.
For more information about our internal complaint and dispute resolution procedure please phone 132 067.
- If the complaint is about how we have handled personal information and you are not happy with the way in which the complaint was handled, you can lodge the complaint with the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC). The complaint must be in writing and can be lodged online. You can find more information on the OAIC website
Please see below for more information about Regional Australia Bank’s Complaint Handling Process