Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Checks

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Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Checks

Stay in line with UK financial regulatory requirements. With Certn, you’re assured that all candidates are screened for competency and capability, probity, honesty, and integrity.

Turnaround Time 1 Day
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Protect your reputation and bottom line.

Get the full picture of senior candidates.
Instill confidence in your business with verified checks of potential management hires. Certn’s comprehensive screening verifies that candidates are qualified to lead your company into the future.

Build a financially sound team.
Comprehensively assess your candidates’ credentials and competence. With Certn, it’s easier than ever to mitigate risk of unethical behaviour, financial penalties, and legal disputes.

Create a culture of credibility.
By systematically checking candidates’ references, you build workforce confidence and mitigate safety, compliance, and financial risks.

What you get from Certn’s FCA Checks:

Current status

Verification of name, status, FSR number, controlled functions, current employer name and start date.

Previous companies

Searches all previous companies worked for in a controlled function, with start and end dates.

Disciplinary action

All disciplinary action taken by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) or the Prudential Regulatory Authority (PRA) will be listed along with associated dates.

Current status

Verification of name, status, FSR number, controlled functions, current employer name and start date.

Previous companies

Searches all previous companies worked for in a controlled function, with start and end dates.

Disciplinary action

All disciplinary action taken by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) or the Prudential Regulatory Authority (PRA) will be listed along with associated dates.

FCA checks as simple as 1, 2, 3.

Certn is the easiest way to check your candidates’ backgrounds. There’s no setup fees, no minimums, and no hassle.

1. Select your relevant checks
Pick the products you need — and skip the ones you don’t.

2. Verification of information provided by candidate
Candidates fill in details online, then we check it out.

3. Your detailed verification report gets created
Results are consolidated and sent for your review.

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Get the world’s easiest FCA checks with Certn.

FAQs

International financial services background screening checks are vital in today’s interconnected world. With the globalization of finance and the rise of digital transactions, financial institutions must ensure the integrity and trustworthiness of their employees and clients.

FCA FIT rules require firms to ensure that all staff, in particular senior managers and persons in certificated roles, are screened for 2.1 Honesty, integrity, and reputation and 2.2 Competence and capability. 

These checks involve a thorough examination of an individual’s financial history, criminal records, professional qualifications, and reputation in the industry.

The FCA check searches all previous companies worked for in a controlled function, with start and end dates. All disciplinary action taken by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) or the Prudential Regulatory Authority (PRA) will be listed along with associated dates.

In the UK, nearly all financial service activities must be authorised by the FCA. Certn conducts thorough searches against the register for verification of name, status, FSR reference number, controlled functions, current employer name and start date. The check also searches all previous companies worked for in a controlled function, with start and end dates. All disciplinary action taken by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) or the Prudential Regulatory Authority (PRA) will be listed along with associated dates.

We have extensive expertise screening at all levels for roles for banks, hedge funds, stockbroker firms, insurance companies, and other wealth management organisations.

To invite someone to complete this check, all you need is their email address.

The process is simple.

  1. A secure link is emailed to the person.
  2. The candidate consents and inputs their information. The most recent address is used, unless it’s been less than two months.
  3. Certn sends the inquiry. The results are available in your Certn dashboard.

The average turnaround time is 1 day.

Don’t just take our word for it. Learn why customers love us.

I’d definitely recommend Certn. I’ve used 3-4 alternative background screening companies before, and they do not compare at all to the service level provided by Certn.
Human Resources Manager Orchard Global Asset Management
We have been using Certn Credence for our background screening requirements for over 2 years now and I have to say in comparison with other organisations we have used in the past they are a breath of fresh air and a pleasure to deal with and I am very happy with the service they provide.
Contracts Administrator Tori Global
Fantastic service from our account manager and his team. They are responsive and easy to get hold of, clear in their communication, helpful and friendly, keep on top of the screening process and do a great job. I’m so happy that I moved to Certn Credence.
HR Administrator SEB London

Certn gives you the speed, security, and scalability you need.

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The world’s easiest background checks

Certn makes everything a cinch — even in a pinch. Our tech-driven checks eliminate bottlenecks and improve time-to-hire by up to 80%.

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Compliance you can count on.

Certn is fully compliant with all UK data protection laws — including UK GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018. By using our secure products and platform, your candidates’ data is always encrypted and stored securely.

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Global screening, local know-how.

Verify the identity of candidates from 200+ countries and territories. With Certn, you can confidently open your business to a world of opportunity.

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Top-rated usability and candidate support.

Impress new hires with ease. Certn’s mobile-friendly digital experience delivers a best-in-class experience from “hello” to “you’re hired”.

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The world’s easiest background checks

Certn makes everything a cinch — even in a pinch. Our tech-driven checks eliminate bottlenecks and improve time-to-hire by up to 80%.

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02

Compliance you can count on.

Certn is fully compliant with all UK data protection laws — including UK GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018. By using our secure products and platform, your candidates’ data is always encrypted and stored securely.

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Global screening, local know-how.

Verify the identity of candidates from 200+ countries and territories. With Certn, you can confidently open your business to a world of opportunity.

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Top-rated usability and candidate support.

Impress new hires with ease. Certn’s mobile-friendly digital experience delivers a best-in-class experience from “hello” to “you’re hired”.

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Ready for the world’s easiest background checks? It’s time to get Certn.

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