Complaints Policy

East West Insurance Brokers Pty Ltd

ABN 83 010 630 092 AFSL 230041
(including specialist divisions, Ryno Insurance Services)

19 Rosedale St COOPERS PLAINS QLD 4108
Phone: 07 3323 9500 or 1800 809 132
Fax: 1300 650 670

Email: complaints@ewib.com.au

Your dissatisfaction is our disappointment

We strive to make our clients happy by meeting, if not exceeding, their expectations. At all times, we endeavour to be accurate, honest and fair; however, occasionally complaints or disputes do occur.

When they do, we try hard to resolve them by carefully listening to you and responding in a professional, fair and timely manner. Please tell us about any problem so we can fix it for you and improve for the future.

How we can hear your complaint and resolve it

We have effective and streamlined procedures for dealing with complaints and disputes about our services, products, employees, or agents.

1. In the first instance, you can let us know about your complaint by:-

1. Calling our consultant who handles your insurance matters and explain your complaint; or
2. Writing to us, explaining your complaint and attaching any necessary documentation; or
3. Visiting us and explaining your complaint.

2. If our consultant cannot resolve your complaint to your satisfaction during your phone call or visit, they will immediately provide the known details to our Complaints Manager who has the authority to deal with your complaint at this stage. You will be contacted by our Complaints Manager within 24 hours. If you prefer, you can request to speak directly with our Complaints Manager in the first instance.
Any written complaint will be attended to by the Complaints Manager who will contact you within 24 hours.

3. We will acknowledge your complaint in writing within 2 business days.

4. Our aim is to resolve your complaint as soon as possible and within 15 business days of receipt of the necessary information and completion of necessary investigations. We will keep you informed of our progress during this period. If further information, assessment or investigation is required, we will agree reasonable alternative timeframes and we will keep you informed at least every 10 business days.

We will only ask you for relevant information and you will have access to the information we have relied upon in assessing your complaint. We will also take the opportunity to correct any mistakes in that information. In special circumstances, we may decline to release certain information but will not do so unreasonably. In these circumstances, we will give you our reasons in writing.

We value every client and have always focused on building strong client relationships. We expect that the fair and prompt way our people handle your complaint and our final decision will reflect that value.

If your complaint is not resolved

If you are still not satisfied, we are a member of the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) and you have the right to refer the matter to them at no cost to you. FOS can be contacted by post GPO Box 3, Melbourne VIC 3001 on telephone 1800 367 287, fax 03 96136399, email info@fos.org.au or website www.fos.org.au.

If your complaint is not resolved to your satisfaction, our Complaints Manager will confirm to you in writing whether the dispute is one for:

1. The Insurance Brokers Dispute Limited (IBD) in relation to our broker services and advice; or
2. The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) in relation to our services or the products when we may act on behalf of an insurer as their agent; or
3. Lloyd’s Australia in relation to Lloyd’s services and products as explained in Lloyd’s policy documents.

Click to download Our Complaints Policy.

Have a Question?

Get in Touch.

We would be very pleased to answer your questions and assist you to secure cost-effective and risk-effective insurance.

If you would like to discuss any of these fields or would like to get started with us as your insurance broker, feel free to give us a call on 1800 809 132 or get in touch online.

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