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Financial Services

Experian has a range of vital financial services background checking services, providing thorough and cost-effective screening solutions for one of the most regulated of all private sectors. Many roles within the sector are subjected to intense scrutiny by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA, formerly FSA), because of the ease of access to personal customer data. Internal fraud within the banking sector increased by 30% in 2013*, showing that this sector still remains one of the most susceptible to employee fraud. 

Relevant Checks


Identity Checks Credit Check personal reference check
Identity Check Credit Check Personal Reference
Occupational History Basic Disclosure Education Checks
Employment Checks FCA Check
  • Source: ¹ CooperLomazNews, Exposed: Forged Employment References, 04.09.13

Why Check?

Experian can help you to determine which financial services background checks you should undertake, in order to help you to meet FCA regulations and reduce the risk of a non-compliant process. Thorough pre employment screening should be the norm at all levels of finance and banking, we therefore recommend that you also screen roles outside of those subject to regulation. From customer service representatives in banks and call-centres; to traders, senior executives and financial advisors; we can rapidly deliver detailed and cost-effective background checks that can be easily integrated with your current recruitment platform.

Our financial services background check solutions include identity checks and adverse financial checks, drawn from both the electoral roll and one of the UK’s largest consumer databases. To prevent possible conflicts of interest when appointing senior management roles, we can track a candidate’s current and previous directorships. Our media checks can help to prevent reputational risks for your organisation, and we can also perform both basic and standard criminal record checks to screen candidates with convictions that could impact their position in the financial services.

The Benefits of Using Experian

  • We have extensive experience in providing market-leading authentication solutions to many of the world’s largest financial institutions
  • Our rapid, cost-effective online screening process can be easily integrated with your current recruitment platform
  • Helps you to meet industry regulations and reduce the risk of a non-compliant process
  • We can deliver thorough pre employment screening for all levels of finance and banking, from call centres to directorships.

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