If you want to recruit for roles with confidence, then a pre-employment background check is one of the most comprehensive and informative ways to provide data quickly and efficiently.

Alongside Criminal Record, Right to Work and Employment and Education History checks we offer a comprehensive range of background checks that can be combined to create bespoke packages to suit your business needs.

Contact us and one of our background specialists will contact you to discuss your individual business needs

Adverse Financial check

What is an Adverse Financial check?

The Experian Adverse Financial Check gives you the peace of mind that your candidates have no history of financial mismanagement.

When you request a pre-employment credit check, our system will quickly scour numerous public and private databases for any adverse financial warning signs. We check County Court Judgements (CCJs), bankruptcies, voluntary arrangements, decrees and administration orders. The Experian Adverse Financial Check also consults the candidate’s electoral roll registration to confirm their current address.

Directorship checks

What is a Directorship check?

An Experian Directorship Check consults our Directors Database to verify a candidate’s current and previously held directorships. Our Directorship Check will also detail any disqualifications on a candidate’s record. A disqualification might suggest that a candidate is either unsuitable to hold a directorship, or is outright barred from doing so.

DVLA background checks

What is a DVLA check?

A DVLA Check will validate a candidate’s driving licence, and will also include all penalty points, impaired charges, speeding and other driving offences on their record.

A thorough DVLA Check is a safeguard for both your company and your clients against the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007. This legislation means that, for the first time, businesses can be found guilty of corporate manslaughter where negligent hiring practices resulted in a gross breach of duty of care.

FCA check

What is an FCA check?

An FCA Check is required to screen and approve applicants before they are authorised to conduct certain types of business in the financial sector. These include the selling or advising on such investments as personal or stakeholder pensions, life assurance policies, shares, and collective investment schemes.

An FCA Check will confirm all current and previous controlled functions, all current and previous appointed representatives and any disciplinary details on a candidate’s record.

Identity checks

What is an identity check?

When you request an Experian Identity check, we will rapidly compare your candidate’s details against millions of records held in both public and private databases. Our identity checking service draws from the electoral role, almost immediately delivering a score indicating our confidence in the candidate’s identity. We will also check their current address and, if necessary, up to two previous addresses.

Media checks

What is a Media check?

An Experian Media Check is designed to supplement an application. We search a market leading database for instances that may have brought the candidate to the public attention, helping you to have a complete and balanced a view of the candidate as possible.

Sanctions File check

What is a Sanctions File check?

A Sanctions File Check from Experian screens high risk individuals and helps organisations to fulfil compliance and anti-money laundering (AML) obligations. It is an invaluable employee screening solution for businesses in the financial sector, or for any position that involves the handling of money, client accounts or sensitive data.

When processing a Sanctions File Check, Experian look at various sanctions and watch lists issued by governments, financial market regulators and law enforcement bodies from across the world. These include: The Home Office, The US Secret Service, The Bank of England, The Politically Exposed Persons (PEP) list, The US Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), The list of non-co-operative countries and territories (NCCT) and numerous regional, national and international law enforcement bodies.

How can I order my reports?

Pay Now
You order the checks yourself using our online vetting management system and we process them. A quick and easy way to order small volumes.

For businesses

Suitable for 1-10 checks per year

Only £54.99 for:

  • Basic Criminal Record Checks
  • Identity Check
  • Adverse Financial Check
Outsource Service
For larger volumes of checks, we’ll 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 Check
  • Validation Checks
  • Reference Checks
API Integration
To help deliver end to end efficiency, 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 Check

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

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