Steps to follow before reporting any bank to CBN – CBN
CBN policies to hold bank responsible poor customers service, especially on issue bordering frustration unresponsive complain to bank on transaction and nothing is done about it. Here are guidelines or steps to follow.
If you are having challenges sorting out one problem or the other with your bank or any financial institution, bellow are detailed steps you should follow as regulated by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
The first and most important step to take is to contact the bank through the quickest channels available. You can reach them on the customer care numbers available or on Social Media.
However, if the result is not satisfactory, you are advised to visit the bank yourself and lay the complaints.
It is also important to note the details of the communication e.g. if a phone call, take down details of when you called, who you spoke to, what you said, and the response you received. All phone calls are recorded so this can easily be reviewed if there are issues later.
Allow two weeks (it might be less in some banks) for the issue to be resolved.
If after lodging your complaint, your Bank still fails to engage you and resolve the complaint within two weeks as provided for in the ATM HELP DESK Circular, you have the right to escalate your complaint to the Consumer Protection Department (CPD) of the CBN.
You can only direct your Complaints to CPD upon the failure of your Bank/Financial Institution to resolve your complaint within the 2 weeks timeline given by the CBN.
You can contact the CPD through the following channels:
Letter: Director, Consumer Protection Department
Central Business District, Abuja
Your letter of Complaint should be addressed to the Director, Consumer Protection Department.