It is a matter for the Central Bank to oversee the operation of regulated financial service providers in Ireland. That said, in an effort to assist the Deputy, I have contacted Ulster Bank about its complaints process in relation to Global Restructuring Group.
Ulster Bank have confirmed that following on from the UK Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) appointment of a Skilled Person to undertake a review, Royal Bank of Scotland in an agreement with the FCA, announced two measures in November 2016:
- a GRG complaints process, overseen by an Independent Third Party (ITP) - Sir William Blackburne, a retired UK High Court Judge, and
- a voluntary automatic refund of complex fees paid by customers in GRG during the period between 2008 and 2013
Ulster Bank Ireland DAC has voluntarily fully participated in this process.