Treating Customers Fairly (TCF)
TCF is a set of principles introduced by the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) to aid and underpin existing financial services legislation aimed at the protection of consumers and clients.
The FSP values its relationship with its clients and acknowledges that without any clients it would not have a business. The TCF principles are embedded in the culture of the FSP and it continuously strives to enhance the quality of its service offering to clients and through its interaction with contracted product suppliers. The TCF principles are the following:
- Clients/consumers can be confident that they are dealing with a service supplier where the fair treatment of customers is central to the corporate culture.
- Products and services marketed and sold in the retail market are designed to meet the needs of identified consumer groups and are targeted accordingly.
- Clients are provided with clear information and are kept appropriately informed before, during and after the point of sale.
- Where clients receive advice, the advice is suitable and takes account of their circumstances.
- Clients/consumers are provided with products that perform as the company or service supplier have led them to expect, and the associated service is of an acceptable standard and as they have been led to expect.
- Clients/consumers to not face unreasonable post-sale barriers imposed by the company or service supplier to change product, switch supplier, submit a claim or make a complaint.