General Information

Customer Services

Handling Complaints

We hope that you never need to make a complaint. However, if you ever feel that our service doesn’t meet your expectations, we follow a strict internal procedure for dealing with your complaint. We’ll do our very best to address the matter quickly and fairly.

In the first instance, you should contact the Manager at your nearest Branch or Agency Office, either verbally or in writing. Alternatively, you can write directly to Head Office at:

SBS House
193 Dalry Road
Edinburgh
EH11 2EF
 

If we cannot resolve your complaint immediately, we will send you an acknowledgement within five working days. We will confirm at the same time that you will hear further from us within four weeks.

If you are not satisfied with our response, or in the unlikely event we do not resolve your complaint within eight weeks, you may then take the matter further by contacting:

The Financial Ombudsman Service
Exchange Tower
London
El4 9SR
Tel: 0800 023 4 567 or 0300 123 9 123
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk

Financial Services Compensation Scheme

For details of coverage please refer to the separate Information Sheet, available from your local Branch.

Confidentiality

We always observe strict rules of confidentiality about our members’ financial affairs, and we will not disclose any information to third parties without your express permission, unless legally obliged to do so.

Marketing

We do not circulate marketing communications indiscriminately, and will only write to you occasionally if we think it is something you will be interested in. If at any time you would like to opt-out of receiving marketing communications, please write to us at Head Office.

Interest Rates

Savings Accounts

When interest rates are changed, this will be publicised by notices in Branches and Agency Offices. Current rates are also available on the Society’s website.

Mortgage Accounts

Interest is normally charged from the date of drawdown of the mortgage funds until the end of that month, and then monthly thereafter on the amount owed. Please note the Society does have a small number of historic accounts where interest is charged on an annual basis.

If you have a mortgage with us we recommend you refer to your original mortgage conditions, or alternatively contact us to confirm the details of your mortgage.

An adjustment to the interest charged is made immediately for individual capital repayments made to the account.

When redeeming your mortgage, interest will be calculated to the date of redemption.

We will write to you if we make any changes to mortgage interest rates.

Charges

Details of charges which may be applied for specific services are listed on the Fees and Charges page. Charges for services not listed are subject to negotiation and will be confirmed in writing before they are applied.

Rules of the Society

All accounts are issued and operated subject to the Society’s Rules. If you would like a copy of the Rules, free of charge, please give us a call. Alternatively, you can download a copy from our website.

New Savings Enquiries

0345 600 0585

 Lines open 9-5 Mon to Fri (10-5 Wed) and Sat 9-12.
Calls may be recorded and/or monitored.
 

New Mortgage Enquiries

0345 600 4085

 Lines open 9-5 Mon to Fri (10-5 Wed) and Sat 9-12.
Calls may be recorded and/or monitored.
 

Already a member?

To talk to us about an existing savings or mortgage account, please contact your local office.

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