Introduction


At FWD Takaful Berhad, Registration No. 200601011780 (731530-M) ("FWD Takaful"), we are committed to provide services in a professional, efficient, innovative and ethical manner to existing and potential customers by-


  • Responding to all customer enquiries in a prompt and courteous manner;
  • Offering diverse Shariah compliant products and services that are innovative to suit various needs;
  • Disseminating accurate and up to-date information; and
  • Assisting customers courteously and understanding of customers’ requirements.

The above deliverables are achieved in accordance to our business values principles set out below:-


  • Shariah Compliance
  • To ensure the implementation of highest Shariah standard possible in our business operation, we have a proper structure and processes in place to periodically review the Shariah compliance requirement.
  • Reliability and Quality
  • We shall use our best efforts to provide credible, reliable, responsive and quality services to our customers as we believe that your satisfaction is of paramount importance to us. For these purposes, we endeavour to use all practicable methods in providing you with reliable and high-quality services which include constant review and evaluation of our processes.
  • Transparency
  • We are committed to ensure that descriptions and details of products and services offered shall not be deceptive, misleading or false.
  • Safeguarding the Privacy of Your Information
  • We highly respect every customer’s right to privacy and security of personal information, as well as financial transactions handled by us. We employ the tightest possible measures and policies in our operations for the protection of your private data.

Furthermore, we have enhanced our client charter with the addition of 4 pillars set out as below for our guidelines:-

PILLAR 1: TAKAFUL MADE ACCESSIBLE


1.1 We will make Takaful products easily accessible via various channels, physically and virtually, easing our customers in obtaining information, enquire or to take-up or participate. For these purposes, the followings are adopted:-


  • Customers are kept informed on the channels available for them to purchase products or make enquiries.
  • Specifically, customers should have access to the following:
  • Channel availability may vary from time to time, and our customers will be informed accordingly.

1.2 We will actively seek feedback, suggestions or complaints on how we can serve our customers better


    1.2.1 Commitment to enquiries and complaints
    • We are dedicated in handling enquiries and complaints processes based on the following principles:-
      • Acceptance – we recognize that we may not have met your expectations and will accept all complaints.
      • Ownership – we are responsible for resolving your complaint. If we need to pass it to someone else due to the nature or complexity of the enquiry/complaint, we will inform you.
      • Collection of information – we will confirm the details of your complaint and clarify if we are unsure.
      • Treatment – we will ensure that you and your complaint are treated fairly.
      • Commitment – we will follow-through on what we commit to doing.
      • Timeliness – if we cannot resolve your complaint straight away, we will strive to resolve it within 14 days. For complaints which may take more time to resolve, we will keep you informed and update you of the progress and status of your case until it is resolved.
      • Resolution – we aim to achieve a mutually acceptable resolution to all complaints.


    1.2.2 Details of your enquiries/complaints
    • In order to resolve your complaint, please furnish us with the following information:-
      • Account Information - your name, certificate number and identification number.
      • Contact Details - your mobile phone number or other preferred method of contact (house number, alternate mobile phone number, email, etc). If you wish to be called only during certain hours, please let us know.
      • Complaint Information - what your complaint is about, what happened, when did it happened and who were involved. If you have evidence to support your complaint, please provide us as well.

    You may submit your complaint to us through the following channels:-
    • Visit our corporate website: www.fwd.com.my
    • by email: contact.my@fwd.com
    • by calling our Call Centre Hotline: 1300 13 7988 or +603 2771 7771 (international calls)
    • by fax: 603 2710 7800
    • by letter:-
    • FWD Takaful Berhad
      Customer Services Level 29 Menara Shell
      211 Jalan Tun Sambanthan
      Brickfields 50470 Kuala Lumpur
      Malaysia


    1.2.3 Recording of Complaints
    • We shall, at all times, ensure that all complaints received are recorded in a register and a reference number is allocated to each complaint. A complaint file is opened for documentation of records and work done on each case. In addition, the status and progress of each complaint is kept in the system for easy monitoring, tracking, retrieval and analysis.

    • We will also conduct periodic customer satisfaction feedback/surveys to ensure that customers’ needs are fulfilled.


    1.2.4 Complaint Appeal
    • Should you dispute any decision of ours, you may refer the matter to any of the following:-

      • Ombudsman for Financial Services (664393P)
      • Level 14, Main Block, Menara Takaful Malaysia,
        No. 4, Jalan Sultan Sulaiman, 50000 Kuala Lumpur
        Tel No: +603 2272 2811
        Fax: +603 2272 1577
        Email: enquiry@ofs.org.my
        Website: www.ofs.org.my
      • Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM)
      • Contact Centre (BNMTELELINK)
        Laman Informasi Nasihat dan Khidmat (LINK)
        Bank Negara Malaysia
        P.O. Box 10922
        50929 Kuala Lumpur
        Tel No: 1 300 88 5465 (1-300-88-LINK) or +603 2174 1717 (from overseas)
        Fax No: +603-2174-1515
        Email: bnmtelelink@bnm.gov.my

PILLAR 2: KNOW YOUR CUSTOMER


2.1 We will strive to help customers find the right product to suit their needs

  1. We will ensure our frontline staff are knowledgeable and ethical in serving our customers.
  2. Trainings are provided to staff regularly for-
    • New products.
    • Refresher course on existing products.
  3. Understanding Customers’ Needs
  4. In order to understand the customers’ profile adequately, we shall:-
      • Listen attentively to the customers.
      • Acknowledge and properly understand the customers’ needs and preferences.
      • Ask for requisite information and documents to advise the customers accordingly and in accordance with the Industry’s Code of Practice on the Personal Data Protection Act 2010
      • Offer options of suitable products and services to meet the customers’ needs and wants.
  5. Any options provided to customers shall be explained and on an “opt-in-basis”, e.g. riders, sharing/using customer information for marketing and research purposes.

Note: Handling of customer information is governed by Bank Negara Malaysia’s Policy Document on Management of Customer Information and Permitted Disclosures and Takaful Operators shall operate accordingly.

PILLAR 3: TIMELY, TRANSPARENT & EFFICIENT SERVICE


3.1 We set clear responsibilities towards customers and uphold it


Customer service
We are driven by excellence in customer service and aim to provide all our customers with first class services. We shall therefore promptly respond to all your communications as per our service level set out below:
  • Standards to be adopted
    • Serve Walk-in Customer Promptly
    • Customer Waiting Time: Within 10 minutes
  • Telephone enquiries to our Call Centre at 1300 13 7988
    • answer call within 3 rings
    • enquiries will be responded at the point of contact or within 3 working days (if the enquiry requires some reference to other departments)
  • Complaints
    • A holding reply of the complaint will be given by FWD Takaful via email or phone call within 3 days from the date of receipt
    • All complaints will be responded with a resolution (if possible) within 14 days from the notification date
    • In the event a feedback requires further investigation, you will receive an acknowledgment from us within 14 days stating the reason of the delay and we shall provide the final resolution within 30 days
    • If we are unable to provide a resolution to your feedback within 30 days (due to the need to obtain material information or document from a 3rd party), you will receive the status update of the progress on a monthly basis. Upon receiving the required information or document, a resolution will be given within 14 days


3.2 We set clear expectation on time taken for various services


  • 3.2.1 Family Takaful
    • Certificate Account Turnaround Time (from receipt of full documentation, information and payment of contribution): -
      • Certificate Issuance (receipt of all the relevant documentation and full contribution)
        • New and Existing Customer: -
          • Standard cases – within 5 working days
          • Non-standard cases – Additional information required / pre-existing medical condition / complex cases – within 5 working days (receipt of all the relevant documentation and full contribution)
      • Change of certificate account details (endorsement):
        • Certificate Changes (Non-financial): within 3 working days (receipt of all the relevant documentation)
        • Certificate Changes (Financial):
          • Standard cases - within 5 working days (receipt of all the relevant documentation).
          • Non-Standard cases – within 10 working days (receipt of all the relevant documentation)
      • Reinstatement: within 10 working days (receipt of all the relevant documentation and full contribution)
    • Cancellation/surrendering of certificate: 10 working days upon receipt of full documents – including processing of refund contribution

Note: The timelines above do not take into account on boarding process



3.3 We will be open and transparent in our dealings


3.3.1 Product Details

  • Product related details, i.e. product features, product disclosure sheets, terms and conditions, key facts and exclusions will be shared at the point of sale.
  • ii. Fees, charges (other than contribution), and interest (if any) as well as obligations in the use of a product or service (e.g. when contribution needs to be paid and explaining payment before cover warranty).

3.3.2 Cooling Off Period

  • You have the right to return the Takaful certificate within fifteen (15) days from the delivery of the certificate to your address, if you find that the coverage under and/or the Takaful certificate do not suit your requirement. Please write to us to confirm your intention and we shall refund all contribution paid after deducting any medical expenses, if any, incurred in accepting your proposal.

3.3.3 Terminating Your Certificate to Enrol a New Certificate

  • You would be at a disadvantaged position if you decide to lapse or surrender an existing certificate in order to replace with another certificate (by the same or a different Operator). Some of the reason as below:-
    • The new certificate’s Tabarru’ charge is usually higher as it’s based on the current age.
    • You may be denied coverage if there are changes in your health condition.
    • In most medical and critical illness contract, the waiting period (the duration when no claim is payable) restart from the new certificate issue date or reinstatement date, whichever is later.
    • Coverage may not be based on standard terms.
    • You may lose the accumulated participant fund throughout the participation term (if any).
  • You can meet your financial objectives by upgrading your protection coverage instead of replacing it. Exercise your right to keep your financial objectives on track and be wary of undue influence from any party to terminate your existing certificate

3.3.4 Anti-Fraud Statement

  • At FWD Takaful, we are committed to fraud control with an emphasis on proactive prevention, putting in place detection measures in our effort to reduce possibilities which could lead to fraud. Our approach to fraud control centers on maintaining a legal and ethical climate which encourages all stakeholders to protect the Company’s assets and raise any suspicion of fraud. We believe in zero tolerance to fraud. Thus, when a fraud is detected, suspected or alleged, we are committed to fully investigate the matter. We will work closely with the relevant authorities to ensure that justice is served and implement measures to recover as well as to minimize losses.

3.3.5 Key Points To Remember

  • We acknowledge that the relationship with you is built on a platform of mutual trust and respect. To strengthen the trust, we have included some key points which could help you in making decision pertaining to your certificate.

PILLAR 4: FAIR, TIMELY & TRANSPARENT CLAIMS SETTLEMENT PROCESS


4.1 We have a clear timeline for claims settlement process and strive to settle claims within these prescribed timelines and in a transparent manner.


  • Customers will be informed of the estimated time taken for claims settlement process and expected service standard. 
  • This information will be made available through various channels 
  • All claims notifications must reach us within 3 working days, except for crime related claims which should be notified within 24 hours from time of loss.
  • Customers will be updated on the progress / decision every 14 working days.
  • In the event of a catastrophe / disaster, e.g. large number of claims may be received, as such meeting timelines stipulated may not be possible, the Takaful Operators will strive to update every 20 working days on the progress. 


4.2 We will inform customer of the next level of escalation if the claims settlement / rejection is not to his/her satisfaction.


  • Customers shall be provided with these channels to appeal on a decision / raise disputes.
  • i) Claims Department via
    • Email to claims: claims.my@fwd.com
    • Write to:
      • Claims Department
        FWD Takaful Berhad
        Level 29 Menara Shell 
        211 Jalan Tun Sambanthan
        Brickfields 50470 Kuala Lumpur
        Malaysia

    ii) Ombudsman For Financial Services (OFS) via
      • Email to: enquiry@ofs.org.my
      • Fax to: 603 2272 1577
      • Write to:
        • Chief Executive Officer
          Ombudsman for Financial Services
          Level 14, Main Block, Menara Takaful Malaysia,
          No. 4, Jalan Sultan Sulaiman, 50000 Kuala Lumpur

  • Any letter of rejection/repudiation of any element of a claim and dispute on quantum which is within the purview of the Financial Ombudsman Scheme must contain the following statement prominently:-
  • “Any person who is dissatisfied with our decision may refer to us for an appeal or to the Ombudsman For Financial Services.”

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