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UK Credit & Basic DBS Check.
Results in 24 hours

Our credit and criminal check allows you to order a single check, as and when needed, without opening an account, paying a joining fee or committing to a lengthy contract. Order with a click of a button by providing contact details for your staff and making a one off payment.


These checks are designed to ensure that staff do not pose significant risk to your business by allowing you to access and review their criminal and financial record data.*For the vast majority of Criminal checks DBS will return the results within 24 hours, credit check results will be returned within a few minutes. Some criminal checks may take up to 14 days or longer and some credit checks may take up to 24 hours.

Credit Check

The UK Credit check is available for any role and any industry and data are sourced from a reputable credit bureau. These checks are proving to be especially useful for staff employed in roles with access to cash, financial information and other business critical data. The result report will detail the financial status and historic records of your staff highlighting any potential adverse information covering:
• Individual Voluntary Arrangements (IVAs)
• County Court Judgements (CCJs)
• Bankruptcies
• Address history
• Identity confirmation
• This search will leave a ‘soft footprint’ on the individual’s credit file. This will not affect the credit score and will not be visible to any third parties.

Basic DBS Check

A Basic DBS check can be used for any position or purpose, for anyone working or planning to work in England or Wales, in any industry. Note that for certain roles, including regulated activity roles, you may need a higher level of criminal record check.

In England and Wales the check is provided by the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) and searched against the Police National Computer (PNC).The result will provide you with a certificate showing, if found, any unspent criminal convictions and conditional cautions as described under the terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Under the Act, eligible convictions or cautions become ‘spent’ after a specified period of time known as the ‘rehabilitation period’, the length of which varies depending on how the individual was dealt with. A table of rehabilitation periods for the most common sentences and disposals can be found here, along with some example scenarios.

What happens after you place an order?

Once you have provided the contact details for your staff, we will email them and ask them to visit our secure portal to complete a quick form providing the necessary information to start the checks. The following details are required:
• Name and surname
• Date of birth
• Addresses for the last 6 years and the dates lived there
• National Insurance number
• Two ID documents (usually Passport and Driving licence)

Once we receive all the results these will be emailed to you immediately, unless during the ordering process you specify that you prefer to download the results from our platform. In that case we will send you the details on how to access our portal.

Standard Package


  • UK DBS Check (Basic level)
  • UK Credit Check
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Are the credit bureaus in the UK same with the US?

In the United Kingdom, the main credit agencies are Experian, Equifax and TransUnion. While these companies also operate within the United States, an individual's UK credit history does not translate to the US, and vice versa.

What shows up in a credit check?

Although employers won't normally see a candidate's credit score in a credit check, they can see the records of all of the candidate open lines of credit and which one poses the most risk to an employer. This also shows outstanding balances and any missed or late payments. Bankruptcies and collections will also be revealed on this list.

Does the UK have a credit score system?

The UK credit score system is largely dependent on the credit reference agencies. Experian, Equifax and TransUnion are three of the most important CRAs. Each credit bureau collects data from debtors and factors them into an algorithm that calculates your credit score. Each CRA uses a different scale and may receive different information.

What is a credit check in the UK?

Credit checks are typically done by companies before they decide to hire an applicant. They're usually based on an individual's credit report which shows an applicant's financial history and trustworthiness. An employer may use this information to make more informed hiring decisions.

What type of background checking service are you looking for?