A staff member began the paperwork. Roger and Kiri asked her several questions about why Kiri had to be present. The staff member said they were being rude and pointed to a sign saying the bank would not tolerate rude and abusive behaviour.
Roger later made a complaint about the staff member’s behaviour. The bank said the staff member had acted correctly. The couple then approached a senior manager and said they wanted the staff member to apologise – a request that was accepted. However, the written apology they received was in the name of the regional manager, not the staff member.
We accepted Roger’s version of events about how the staff member had dealt with him. We also found the bank could have handled the original complaint better by listening to Roger’s story before reaching a conclusion, responding to his emails in a timely manner and keeping its promise about the apology.
Roger accepted an apology from the head of the bank’s complaints department. The bank also offered $350 for the stress and inconvenience he had suffered – an offer he accepted.Print this page