Making a complaint.
Tell us about your experience with Westpac and we'll put it right.
Call us on 0800 400 600
Weekdays 7am to 8pm and weekends 8am to 5pm.
Overseas +64 9 912 8000 (international toll charges apply).
Tell us in person
Please use our branch locator to find the nearest branch.
Write to us
Westpac New Zealand Ltd
PO Box 934
If you’re ever unhappy about something we’ve done – or perhaps not done - please give us the opportunity to put things right using one of the ways to contact us listed above.
Information we will need from you
We’re committed to resolving your complaint quickly and fairly. To help us do this, please provide us with:
- Your name and address
- Details of your concern
- What you would like us to do to put things right
- How you would like us to contact you e.g. phone number and best time to call or email address
- Any other relevant information.
Our commitment to you
We'll acknowledge your complaint within five working days, however where possible we'll aim to resolve your complaint on the spot. If we need additional time to get back to you, we'll let you know. We'll confirm that we're looking into your complaint, and let you know when you can expect a response. We’ll also keep you updated on our progress.
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Complaints about Westpac life insurance
If you have any concerns about your Westpac life insurance policy, please follow Fidelity Life Assurance Company Limited's (Fidelity Life's) complaints process which you can find at fidelitylife.co.nz/westpac.
Fidelity Life is the underwriter of Westpac life insurance policies. They will work with you and do their best to resolve your complaint as quickly as possible.
Westpac life insurance products are arranged by Westpac New Zealand Limited ("Westpac") and underwritten by Fidelity Life Assurance Company Limited ("Fidelity Life"). None of Westpac Banking Corporation ABN 33 007 457 141 (incorporated in Australia), Westpac, or any member of the Westpac group of companies guarantee the obligations of, or any products issued by, Fidelity Life or any member of the Fidelity Group of companies.
Terms, conditions, exclusions and limits apply to Westpac life insurance products and more detail can be found in the relevant policy document. Any claim payment is subject to your claim being accepted.
Westpac accepts no responsibility for the availability or content of any third party websites and makes no representation as to the accuracy or currency of the materials.
If you have a complaint and we couldn’t resolve your concern in our branch, through the call centre or our website, you can contact our Customer Solutions team directly on 0800 351 494, or firstname.lastname@example.org or write to us at:
Westpac Customer Solutions
Freepost 125 436
PO Box 934
Our Customer Solutions team are here to find a solution for you and will ensure that you're regularly updated about the progress we are making to resolve your complaint.
We'll always contact you to share our final response, provide an explanation of what we have found and why we made the decision.
If you're still unhappy.
If you're still not satisfied with our response after we have fully investigated your complaint, you can seek assistance from the Banking Ombudsman Scheme, which provides an independent dispute resolution service. The Banking Ombudsman can help customers resolve concerns and disputes with their bank, free of charge.
The Banking Ombudsman is always available to provide advice on whether the complaint resolution proposed by Westpac is fair and reasonable. We encourage you to discuss your queries with the Banking Ombudsman Scheme – providing the Banking Ombudsman Scheme with an overview of your concern and Westpac’s suggested complaint resolution. However, please note that before the Banking Ombudsman can formally investigate your complaint, it must first have been fully reviewed by Westpac’s Customer Solutions team.
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