We have a great deal of expertise with this sector, conducting checks for insurance companies, financial investment organisations and banks, to name but a few. We also conduct checks for companies that provide products and services into the FSA regulated arena such as software houses, call centres, recruitment agencies, building firms etc.
The checks that we conduct can range from company to company due to differing levels of risk, type of marketplace, what has been dictated to them by their customers etc. Due to the diverse nature of our client base we are very well placed to advice you what pre-employment and ongoing screening checks you should be doing.
Typical checks within this sector include:
Financial & Address Check - 5 Year Address Verification, Bankruptcy and CCJ information
Directorships - Checks current directorship status, giving company name, industry type and date of appointment. Also checks against disqualified directors list with Companies House.
Professional/Technical Memberships and Qualifications - Confirms the dates attended, qualification gained and membership status.
Employment References – These can be conducted over any period of time such as 3 years, 5 years and 10 years
Employment Gap Checks - Ascertains the reason for a gap in employment. Typical gap periods are for 1 month or 2 months
Criminal Record Checks – Predominately we conduct Basic level Criminal Record Checks (Basic CRC) within the financial market place, but for some positions such as approved persons we can conduct Standard Level Criminal Record Checks.
Bank of England Sanctions List - A consolidated list of targets listed by the United Nations, European Union and under legislation relating to current financial sanctions regimes.
Financial Services Authority (FSA) Checks - Searches name, status, FSA reference number, controlled functions, current employer name and start date. Also searches all previous companies worked for in a controlled function, with start and end dates. All disciplinary action taken through the FSA will be listed along with associated dates.