At Experian, we can provide you with the data, analytics and technology to empower you to take control and use HR insight with confidence. We want to equip you with the best solutions, so you can deliver the best results.

The best employee checks aren’t about ticking boxes. They’re about understanding people

If you want to quickly fill roles with the right people then you’ve come to the right place. At Experian we work with talent acquisition leaders, recruiters and HR process managers to help you create an onboarding experience that’s centred around the candidate. We give you the software, data and services you need to carry out pre-employment and existing employee vetting and background checks to help you to recruit with confidence.

What are Pre-Employment Background Checks?

All too often, simple screening processes and protocols are skipped, leaving businesses exposed to potential harm. This can be due to poor systems or the misconception that screening processes are time consuming or a waste of time completely. Our background checks provide a detailed history and understanding of an individual’s background, including their identity, education, employment history, credit history and any relevant criminal record information to help you review for any inconsistent or adverse information you should be aware of before employment.



What background checks do we offer?

Contact us about our Background Checking services

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How can I order reports?

Online Service

You process the checks yourself using our online vetting management system.


  • For businesses
  • Suitable for 1-10 checks per year
  • Only £54.99 for:
    • Basic Criminal Record Checks
    • Identity Check
    • Adverse Financial Check

Managed Service

We manage the full vetting process and background checking for you.


  • For businesses
  • For 11+ checks per year
  • Checks include:
    • Basic, Standard or Enhanced Criminal Record Checks
    • Identity Check
    • Adverse Financial Checks
    • Validation Checks
    • Reference Checks

API integration

We work with you to integrate our data and system with yours.


  • For businesses
  • Checks include:
    • Basic, Standard or Enhanced Criminal Record Checks
    • Identity Check
    • Adverse Financial Checks
    • Validation Checks
    • Reference Checks

Note: Not all employment positions are eligible for a Standard or Enhanced DBS Check. To check the DBS Eligibility Guidance please click here

Are you SM&CR ready?

With the extension to the Senior Manager & Certification Regime (SM&CR) coming in to force for all FCA authorised firms in December 2019, are you confident with your employment screening processes and checks?

We understand that preparing for and implementing SM&CR can be time consuming for both your employees and your own HR teams. As an FCA regulated firm, we have first-hand experience of adhering to the requirements set out by the FCA ourselves, as well as working with clients to implement screening in line with SM&CR.

Our screening service, as a managed or integrated option, can help you to create a streamlined service for your candidates and employees, in line with SM&CR regulation.

Why choose our employment screening service?
  • Our HR specialists are experts in screening under SM&CR and can advise the best checks for the roles you have
  • We offer a wide range of checks for all FCA regulated firms
  • We have a large dedicated service team to carry out checks, delivering clear, concise and detailed reports
Contact us to speak to one of our experts about our screening solutions
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