Vulnerable Customer Identification & Management

Skilled in identifying and managing customer vulnerability

The identification and effective management of vulnerable customers is fundamental to ensuring appropriate treatment paths for all customers

Vulnerability, including financial hardship, can be permanent or temporary and can affect anyone from time to time. The factors that make a customer vulnerable could be any illness, condition, stress or disadvantage and these rarely remain static and can affect customers in some situations but not others. Even circumstances and situations encountered in our everyday lives can make us vulnerable at a particular moment, whether it be financial stress, relationship difficulties, bereavement, or illness. It is crucial that customer advisors do not hold simplistic views of vulnerability and that they are able to identify and manage vulnerable customers effectively.

Sigma Customer Advisors are experienced at identifying vulnerability and can proactively engage with customers who have been identified as vulnerable, or potentially vulnerable, to offer support. Regular contact can be maintained with the customer in order to continue support and undertake for example: Affordability assessments; Priority Services Register sign-ups; Warm Home Discount sign-ups, promotion of other relevant hardship / vulnerability schemes; signpost to free money advice.

Benefits:

  1. Improved customer experience and engagement – Every customer treated as an individual.
  2. Improved customer circumstances – Support given to customers can help improve their outlook and prevent debt build-up.
Redditch Office
Grosvenor House
Prospect Hill
Redditch
B97 4DL

Birmingham Office
McLaren
46 The Priory Queensway
Birmingham
B4 7LR