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INTRODUCTION

The Customer Service Charter sets out our commitment to deliver a high standard of customer service. We recognize that there will always be room for improvements and as we establish new and better ways of working, we will formalize the processes and procedures and include them in our customer service charter. It outlines the type of services we aim to provide and the various channels for customers to share feedback so that we could better serve you.

KEY PRINCIPLES

We will continuously work towards improving the Standards of Service at SME Bank. Our Bank’s relationship with customers will be guided by the following key principles:

Accountability

  • Our products and services comply with the relevant laws and regulations of Malaysia.
  • We will explain and help you understand the financial benefits of our product and services, how they work and the risk involved.

Fairness

  • We will act fairly and reasonably towards you in a consistent ethical manner.
  • We will establish a clear set of procedures to ensure that any dispute between us will be resolved fairly and quickly. For more details on our complaints procedure, please visit www.smebank.com.my. We will tell you how to make your complaint as well as our procedures for handling them fairly and quickly.

Privacy

  • We will treat all your personal information as private and confidential and ensure the safety and security of the usage of your information. Your personal information will not be revealed unless otherwise authorized by you or requires by law to do so.
  • We will not use your personal information for our own marketing purposes if you inform us that you object to this practice.

Reliability

  • We will comply at all times with the provisions of the Personal Data Protection Act 2010.
  • We will co – operate as an industry so that you enjoy secure and reliable banking and payment systems you can trust.

Transparency

  • We will provide clear, relevant and timely information to help you make informed decisions about our products and services. Where applicable, the relevant documentations including a set of Terms and Conditions relating to each banking product or service will be made readily available to you with all the fees, charges, penalties and relevant interest rates, their respective liabilities and obligations in the use of a banking product or service highlighted.
  • We will keep customers informed, through various channels (e.g. over the internet, by telephone, email or at our Enterprise Centers) of available products and services. You can contact us for information or provide feedback through these channels.

STANDARD OF SERVICE

As we work towards improving our standards of service, we will endeavor to provide our service efficiently and effectively. To this end, we have set out below the time frames within which you can expect us to deliver the respective services.


a.
We Are Committed To Making Banking Easy


Charter

1 Serve the majority of customers promptly Qualified staff is available. To provide service when required.
2 Provide you with friendly and helpful service whenever you deal with us. We will endeavor to provide updated, comprehensive and courteous service through our multi channel or touch points.
3 Aim to answer your call promptly when you call us Within 3 rings.
4 Help customers manage their accounts, provide loan statement Financing statements: On yearly basis or upon request by customer.

b.
We Are Committed To Helping  When You Need Us


Charter

1 Aim to resolve phone enquiries promptly Where no follow up is required, within 1st callWhere follow-up is required, within 3 working days from date of 1st callWhere enquiry is complex – within 7 to 14 working days from date of 1st call.
3 Respond to written enquiries promptly Respond to acknowledge receipt of written enquiries with 24 hours.
If follow up and feedback is required, we will revert to the customer no later than two (2) working days from receiving the enquiry.
-Where enquiry is complex, you will be attended in an efficient and timely manner, and kept updated on the progress.

c.
We Are Committed To Listening


Charter

1 Resolve customer complaints fairly, consistently and promptly. Aim for 80% of customers to be satisfied with the way their complaint has been handled.
2 Actively seek your thoughts and suggestions on how we can better serve you. Customer may provide us feedback at via website i.e. www.smebank.com.my,feedback form, email, sms, fax or write directly to us.

d.
We Are Committed To Processing Your Application Quickly


Charter

1. Financing Application All our financing application will be processed and the decision thereon shall be given within 30 working days from the date of complete full documents and information having been received by the bank.
2. Application Forms/Interview Form & Checklist We will provide you with advice and explain you the process flow of financing application and establish a clear set of procedures to ensure that are easy to understand.
3. Letter of Offer (LO) We will endeavor to issue LO efficiently and speedily in accordance to our internal policies.
4. Disbursement Proposal All financing disbursement applications that are complete and fulfill the pre-disbursement conditions will be processed within four (4) working days.

HOW TO CONTACT US
If you have enquiries, concerns or comments please write, call, fax or e-mail us at :-
Customer Care Centre : 1-800-88-3131  (toll free)
Fax : 03-2694 7834
E-mail :customercare@smebank.com.my
Website : www.smebank.com.my

SMS : SMEBANK<space>PERTANYAAN<space>your enquiry and send to 15888

Feedback Management System:
Log your compliment / complain / feedback on-line here

Customer Feedback Forms:
Freely available in all our Enterprise Centre at the receptions counter
Address :

Customer Service Management
Level 10
Menara SME Bank
Jalan Sultan Ismail
50250 Kuala Lumpur

ADDITIONAL AVENUES OF RESOLVING DISPUTES
If you are not satisfied with the outcome of your complaint or how it was handled, you may refer the matter to either of the following bodies who will help settle the dispute.

BNMLINK
A complaint resolution arm of Bank Negara Malaysia
Call BNMTELELINK: 1-300-88-5465 (LINK) (toll free number) or e-mail to bnmtelelink@bnm.gov.my

Laman Informasi Nasihat dan Khidmat (LINK)
Tingkat Bawah, Blok D, Bank Negara Malaysia
Peti Surat 10922
50929 Kuala Lumpur
Fax: 03 – 2174 1515
Website: http://www.bnm.gov..my/bnmlink

Financial Mediation Bureau
An independent body set up to help settle disputes between financial service providers who are its members and the public.
Call: 03 – 2272 2811
Fax: 03 – 2274 5752
Website :http://www.fmb.org.my
Email: enquiry@fmb.org.my

Address:
Level 25, Dataran Kewangan Darul Takaful
No.4, Jalan Sultan Sulaiman
50000, Kuala Lumpur