Being the best we can be is central to everything we do at Carbon. We understand that what people value about our service can sometimes extend beyond purely financial matters. This might be during major life events or health changes where some extra support is needed.
Our regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority, identifies four key areas of vulnerability:
Health – conditions or illnesses affecting someone
Life events – such as bereavement, job loss or relationship breakdown
Resilience – low ability to withstand emotional or financial shocks
Capability – low knowledge of financial matters, low confidence in managing money or capability in other relevant areas such as literacy or digital skills
To demonstrate Carbon’s support in these areas, we are pleased to announce that we have signed up to the Financial Vulnerability Charter. This is a set of standards for firms dealing with those with challenging or unique circumstances, whether temporary or permanent.
The Financial Vulnerability Taskforce (FVT), which created the Charter, is an independent body of industry experts that aims to achieve the following:
Here at Carbon, we are proud to support this initiative through working with the FVT and training and supporting our team.
Whilst we strive to have the best standards of service and trained staff in this area, we would also encourage clients to share any issues they have with us, both now and in future.
More information on the FVT can be found here - Home | Financial Vulnerability Taskforce (fvtaskforce.com), or contact Iain Harper at firstname.lastname@example.org
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