Complaints Handling Policy
Complaints Handling Policy
LMI Group are a member of the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA). Therefore, we are committed to the fair, transparent and timely resolution of disputes.
We acknowledge the importance of having an effective and efficient complaints handling, IDR and EDR framework, and we adopt a customer focused approach. While we acknowledge your right to make a complaint, we expect that you will treat our staff with respect when they are dealing with your complaint.
We adopted the current version of this Complaints Policy on 1 October 2021.
What is a complaint?
A complaint is:
“An expression of dissatisfaction made to or about us, related to our products, services, staff
or our handling of a complaint, where a response or resolution is explicitly or implicitly
expected or legally required”.
How to make a complaint
If you are not satisfied with a product or service, or if a possible breach arises that involves your claimant intermediary, broker or authorised representative:
Please contact the Manager of the LMI Group Branch with whom you are dealing.
If your complaint is not satisfactorily resolved or responded to, please contact our Complaints Manager on 1300 564 476 or put your complaint in writing and send it to:
LMI Group Pty Ltd
PO Box 2116,
Camberwell Vic 3124
or by email: ComplaintsManager@lmigroup.com
We will try to resolve your complaint fairly and quickly.
Generally, where your complaint is made verbally, we will acknowledge your complaint in the same manner, and in writing, within one business day, or as soon as practicable. If it is made in writing or by email we will acknowledge your complaint, in writing, within one business day or as soon as practicable.
When acknowledging your complaint, we will also have regard to any preferences you have communicated to us in relation to the way in which you wish for us to communicate with you.
If we cannot resolve your complaint immediately, we will need some time to investigate your concerns. We may also request that you provide us with further information to assist with our investigation.
We will provide you with our written reasons for the outcome of your complaint no later than 30 calendar days after receiving your complaint where:
• your complaint is not resolved within 5 business days of us receiving your complaint;
• if you request a written response; or
• if your complaint is about a declined insurance claim or the value of an insurance claim.
Escalating your complaint
If an issue has not been resolved to your satisfaction, and you are a retail customer, you can escalate your complaint to AFCA for external dispute resolution. AFCA provides fair and independent financial services complaint resolution that is free to consumers.
If either you or LMI Group reject the AFCA Case Manager’s findings and your complaint remains unresolved, it will be referred to the AFCA’s Referee who will make a final determination on the resolution of your compliant. The decision of the Referee is binding on us (but not on you).
Further information about AFCA is available from all our offices or you can contact AFCA at:
Telephone: 1800 931 678
Mail: Australian Financial Complaints Authority, GPO Box 3, Melbourne VIC 3001
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