What is a Vulnerable Customer?

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) have always had a robust approach to the way vulnerable customers are managed by regulated firms. However, following on from reviews and the Covid-19 crisis, the FCA have said “we want to drive improvements in the way firms treat vulnerable consumers and bring about a practical shift in firms’ actions and behaviour.”

Vulnerable Customer Policy Template

Having adequate, effective and compliant policies, procedures and training workshops on what makes a customer vulnerable, how to identify them and how to communicate effectively is not only a mandatory FCA requirement, but also an essential business practice. It is even more important in times of national crisis, such as the current pandemic, to ensure […]