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Complaints publication report

1st July 2017 to 31st December 2017

Firm Name Yorkshire Building Society
Other firms included in this report

Chelsea Building Society
Norwich & Peterborough Building Society

Period covered 1 July 2017 to 31 December 2017

Below is a table showing how many complaints Yorkshire Building Society received and dealt with from 1 July 2017 to 31 December 2017.

The figures below show how these relate to the number of accounts in each grouping, to allow comparisons to be made with other financial organisations on a consistent basis.

  • We have over 3.17 million banking, savings and loan accounts and received 1.92 complaints in total for every 1000 accounts.
  • We have over 144,000 mortgage balances and receive 12.23 complaints for every 1000 mortgage balances.
  • We have over 111, 000 policies across insurance and pure protection. Within this category we also report complaints for products we no longer sell namely Mortgage Payment and Protection (MPPI) and received 68.41 complaints per 1000 insurance and pure protection in force. 98% of these insurance and pure protection complaints were MPPI complaints.

Complaints are very important to us. We use complaints to understand where our customers aren’t happy with our service so we can make improvements. We always do our best to deal with complaints as quickly and fairly as possible. Our complaints process has been designed with customers at its heart. If you have a complaint, please get in touch and we’ll do all we can to resolve the matter with you.


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Complaints data

Complaints received and dealt with by Yorkshire Building Society from 1st July 2017 to 31st December 2017.

  Number of complaints opened by Volume of business  
Product/Service Grouping Provision (at reporting period end date) intermediation (within the reporting period) Number of complaints opened Number of complaints closed Percentage closed within 3 days Percentage closed after 3 days but within 8 weeks Percentage upheld Main cause of complaints opened
Banking and credit cards 1.92   6099 6262 69.96% 29.53% 61.9% General Admin / Customer Service
Home Finance 12.23   1765 1885 44.08% 53.05% 69.2% General Admin / Customer Service
Insurance & Pure protection 68.41   7662 7468 18.55% 57.62% 23.8% Advising, Selling and Arranging
Decumulation and Pensions   N/A 1 1 0.00% 0.00% 100.0% Advising, Selling and Arranging
Investments   N/A 102 105 16.19% 62.86% 24.8% Advising, Selling and Arranging
Credit Related N/A              


  • Provision - these are the number of complaints per 1000 active accounts or 1000 outstanding balances (Home Finance) as of 31st December 2017
  • Intermediation - Number of sales in the period 1st July 2017 - 31st December 2017.
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