Who is this check and what data do they have?
We partner with TransUnion (formlerly Callcredit) and Equifax to provide access to a wide range of databases which include the electoral roll, international fraud register, court judgements, credit fraud agencies, birth and death registers, companies house, government sanctions lists and many others.
Are you doing a credit check and will this affect my credit rating?
No, a credit search does not form part of an identity report. A mark will be noted on your file to confirm that an identity report has been undertaken. This will show as a, "enquiry footprint". This provides you with the information on the third party data source asked to undertake the check.
Your credit rating will not be affected.
Who will see the data that is searched?
The identity report search process is a secure, automated and electronic process.
No access to databases or personally identifying data from bureau searches is provided to any third party.
Amiqus ID makes a unique and individual request to cross check records against an individual or business. The result of the request in most circumstances will confirm a verified identity and the enquiring business is provided with confirmation.
Information and results are only visible to the company carrying out the identity report.
As a data processor, Amiqus can act on behalf of the company if, and only when, support access is enabled. Amiqus is not interested in the end result of the processing and will not disclose any data due to legal obligations under the GDPR.
What is data checked against?
Data provided by clients is checked against TransUnion's various sources to provide an identity report result. Amiqus ID provides a list of specific outcomes. The sources for these are as follows:
Date of birth
Primarily matched against SHARE data (see below).
A closed user group of UK credit lenders sharing positive and negative account performance data.
Politically Exposed Persons (PEP)
TransUnion's PEP file is compiled from a number of sources to help firms meet regulatory compliance.
HM Treasury Financial Sanctions
Financial sanctions list provided by HM Treasury.
Bankruptcies, Administration Orders or Insolvencies (BAIs)
Created from adverse public data published in the last six years by the Insolvency Service.
Postcode Address File (PAF)
PAF - the Postcode Address File from Royal Mail provides access to 1.8 million UK postcodes and over 29 million residential and business addresses. These are constantly updated and verified by ninety thousand postmen and women, making updates to 3,500 records each day.
County Court Judgments (CCJs)
Created from all adverse public data published in the last six years provided by courts across UK jurisdictions and channelled through Registry Trust Ltd.
The Electoral Register is collected from local authorities in the UK. Inhabitants aged 18 and above along with individuals turning 18 in the current year are also identified. The main update is annually with monthly changes provided to Rolling Register.
HALO deceased register
A deceased database sourced from a trusted third party.
General Register Office (GRO) deceased register
Deceased dataset - UK sourced from the General Register Office
Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) Specially Designated Nationals database
Compiled by the United States Treasury, it also lists non-country specific individuals, groups, and entities, such as known terrorists and narcotics traffickers. A list of individuals and companies owned or controlled by, or acting for or on behalf of, designated countries.