FCA checks information

Checkback International – the ‘go to’ supplier for FCA checks

We are specialists in all areas of FCA mandated vetting and already work with many of the UK’s leading recruiters, from the BBC to Barclays, Formula 1 Teams to Facebook and the UK Home Office.
Our Vetting software is 100% online and supports a paperless process with real time client tracking facilities. The software is effectively hardwired with many different inspectorates affording us in many cases, real time vetting processes.
Our Screening teams will take the entire responsibility of ensuring your applicants are processed in a timely and GDPR compliant manner with a critical eye on turnaround times.

Comprehensive checks

We provide two levels of FCA check;
FCA level 1 – (Basic) entry level which also covers most roles outside of the FCA sector
FCA level 2 – (Standard) and for senior FCA controlled functions only
Level 2 is recommended for Senior ‘Controlled’ positions and level 1 or similar might be considered for all other team members.

Level 1 FCA checks

Level 1 FCA checks include;
5 years history reference checks *
5-year Employment history Dates & Position
Gap Analysis – gaps over 31 days covered with a gap reference
Where candidate is listed on FCA register (controlled position), a regulatory reference is obtained from that employer
Highest Qualification
6 -year UK /IRE Financial Check (other states will be priced on a case by case basis and depend on candidate’s recent address history)
Credit Score
Electoral Roll
Anti-Fraud Checks
UK BOE Sanctions Search & Money Laundering Check – HM Consolidated lists
Identity Checks
Verification of the MRZ code on right to work & proof of ID documents
Proof of address checked against details & credit check
Proof of ID
Right to Work
Criminal Record Checks
Basic Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS Check)

Level 1 checks are priced at £169*


Level 2 FCA checks

Level 2 includes everything in level 1 plus;

10-year timed reference check Verification of all employments, unemployment’s, self-employments, sick leave etc) (Level 2)
Top 3 Educational (Level 2) & may include;
Professional Qualifications
Professional Memberships
FCA register search(Level 2) including the unauthorised SD list
OFAC – Special Designated Nationals lists (Level 2)
Directorship search (Level 2)
Media Search (Level 2)
Property Ownership (Level 2)
DBS check raised to standard for Level 2

Level 2 checks are priced at £260*

*Prices includes a maximum of 5 employment references. We do add a small charge of £15 per reference thereafter but this shouldn’t be an issue for most checks.

Checkback FCA checks

Fast turnaround – low price

Where all the required information is made available, We will target 10 working days for all Level 1 candidate FCA checks. We will complete and return all files within 21 working days for level 2

How it works

One-off checks

If you choose a one-off check we will send you 2 links;
1. A link to our invoice, from where you can either ‘clicknpay’ with debit/credit card or make an online bank transfer (BACS) where more convenient.
2. A 2nd link to our BPSS online application form, will then be sent to each applicant once payment is confirmed.

Online account

Where you need ongoing screenings you can open an account at no extra cost.

To use the online service, we will provide you with secure login credentials where you simply enter your candidate’s name and email address and select the required service from our drop-down menu service list.

Your candidate will then recieve an email and clicks on the link to complete their application and we do the rest.

It’s that simple!


If you need more information about any of our other services then please click on a link

Once you become a customer, all of our service options are available for you to use.
And if you are ready to go then click the button and let’s get started!


Baseline Personnel Screening Standard checks for government employees and contractors.

DBS checks

Disclosure and Barring Service checks, Disclosure Scotland and worldwide CRCs

Executive screening

Screening for executive positions including scial media, credit reference and DBS checks


Security industry checks for those working in security and manned guarding

FCA checks

Checks for this working in FCA regulated firms including address, DBS and credit checks

Bulk Checks

If you are a large employer and need to do bulk checks then click here