Customer service, regulatory compliance and a strong values-driven ethical culture are at the heart of our business and are implemented through our collections strategy.
of complaints referred to Financial Ombudsman Service. Source: FOS
Customer Satisfaction Award - Institute of Customer Service
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We seek to treat all of our customers fairly and through understanding their individual situation, we offer them an affordable and sustainable payment solution. Our mission is to help every customer to financial recovery, so finding the right outcome for our customers is the single most important thing for us. In addition, Cabot has developed specialist skills to identify and support customers in severe financial difficulty and vulnerable situations. We signpost these customers to free debt advice.
Our customer centric approach means that we are always looking for new ways to better our service to customers. One example is when we work with our customers to find the optimal, affordable payment that will enable them to achieve financial recovery in the shortest time. To achieve this, we use complex data analysis and decision engines to guide customers to the channel that is likely to result in the highest level of engagement. Our trained customer consultants then use behavioural science techniques to optimise the resultant payments.
We have an ethical, customer focused culture and believe in doing the right thing by our customers. We recruit staff with the right values, skills and behaviours, and treat our employees ethically and fairly. And finally, we are committed to equality and diversity in all our activities.
Emma Bantges, Cabot Customer Operation Enhancement Manager and Group Vulnerable Champion, recently took part in a Vulnerability Matters podcast for Money Advice Trust.
"Vulnerability affects many people in many different ways. At Cabot we understand we have a responsibility to protect the financial stability and the well-being of all our customers. Especially those who may be considered vulnerable due to their circumstances.
"I was very pleased to have been invited to take part in the vulnerability podcast as this allows us to share our approach to fair customer treatment and the best practices which we have developed over a number of years.
Through initiatives such as this we can raise awareness and help others to understand the importance of supporting individuals who are truly struggling not because we have to but we because we should."
Cabot was the first large credit management service company to be authorised by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority. In line with the FCA’s principles, we focus on delivering positive customer experiences, fair customer outcomes, and finding the right payment solutions for individuals. We are also regulated by Ofcom and the ICO and were the first credit management service company to be authorised by the Central Bank of Ireland. The litigation law firm in the Group, Mortimer Clarke Solicitors, is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.