Updated: 26 April 2022

The Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA) has updated its Operational Guidelines to reflect changes to how and when parties to a complaint can request an extension of time to resolve a complaint during the refer back period.

The new Operational Guidelines, as well as previous versions, can be read here. Please refer to section A.5 notifying the Financial Firm of the complaint to review the changes.

About AFCA’s Operational Guidelines 

AFCA’s Operational Guidelines provide an overview of how AFCA operates to resolve complaints. 

AFCA is governed by a set of Rules, which are approved by ASIC in accordance with the requirements of the Corporations Act 2001 and ASIC Regulatory Guide 267. These Rules are also explained in more detail in AFCA’s Operational Guidelines.

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