Our Services

Company Searches

Analysed Company Reports and Registry Documents

Searching the register for accurate information and compiling relevant documents can often be time consuming and complex. Our highly experienced team will ensure you get all the correct historic and current information together with relevant filtered documents to match your requirements, presenting all necessary details in a comprehensive report with a full and accurate summary together with the relevant document images. All reports are expertly analysed and stringently checked to ensure currency and accuracy with all anomalies and/or omissions identified and reported. All reports are fully indemnified.

International Company Reports and Registry Documents

Provision of information on overseas companies can be a complex matter and simply locating the appropriate registry and understanding the availability of information in various foreign jurisdictions can be extremely time consuming. Our experienced searchers are familiar with the intricacies of international business searches and will provide advice on what is available, then supply the appropriate documents and reports as fast as possible.

In addition to the advice we provide to customers via our in-house experts, you can also order your reports online with our system providing full and up to date details of what may be available in each jurisdiction.

Companies Court Checks

Our highly trained and experienced searchers will check a company name at The Companies Court to determine whether there are any pending winding up petitions registered against that company. The report will contain details of any pending winding up petitions and a summary of any previous withdrawn or dismissed petitions.

We will endeavour to provide the result of any searches placed within 30 minutes between the hours of 10.30am and 4pm on any business day.

Full Insolvency Report

Delivered within 60 minutes between the hours of 10:30am and 4pm, this report combines the following three elements:

1. Companies Court Check (as detailed above)

2. The Gazette – checks for and lists any published insolvency notices on the official public record

3. Companies House Check – checks for and provides copies of all relevant insolvency and related documents at Companies House - Also provides the official filing history and general details of a company.

UK Company Document Packages

Using the current Companies House Direct system to obtain company documents can be a cumbersome process, with all available documents per company needing to be downloaded individually costing you valuable time and human resources.

We provide a choice of competitively priced document packs sourced directly from Companies House, with package types and content equivalent to that which are available via the Companies House Direct system. All packages are delivered within minutes as bookmarked pdfs together with an optional company profile. Bespoke packages are also available.

UK Single Company Documents - Free

Free and instant access to over 55 million documents filed at Companies House on all registered companies in the UK.

UK Business Credit Reports and Corporate Trees

UK Company Credit Reports and Corporate Trees

Reports are sourced from Experian™ a trusted custodian of vast databases of information relating to business. The following report types are available:

  • Limited Company Risk Report
  • Limited Company Corporate Tree Report
  • Limited Company Corporate Tree with Risk Score Report

UK Non-Limited Credit Report

Reports are sourced from Experian™ a trusted custodian of vast databases of information relating to business. Reports may contain the following information:

  • Business details
  • Credit Score
  • Credit Assessment
  • Principal Activities
  • Number of Employees
  • County Court Judgements
  • Consumer Credit Licence Details
  • Payment Profile
  • Bankruptcy information
  • Proprietor Details (where available)
Searches on Individuals

Bankruptcy Search

A search covering England and Wales of the UK Land Registry to reveal details of an individual bankruptcy order or any pending action in bankruptcy.

Bankruptcy + Insolvency Register Search

A search covering England and Wales of the UK Land Registry to reveal details of an individual bankruptcy order or any pending action in bankruptcy, plus a search of the Individual Insolvency Register covering the following:

  • debt relief orders that are current or have ended in the last 3 months
  • current individual voluntary arrangements and Fast-Track voluntary arrangements, including those that have ended in the last 3 months
  • current bankruptcy restrictions orders or undertakings and interim bankruptcy restrictions orders
  • current debt relief restrictions orders or undertakings and interim debt relief restrictions orders

Bankruptcy + Insolvency Register + High Court Bankruptcy Petition Search

A search covering England and Wales of the UK Land Registry to reveal details of an individual bankruptcy order or any pending action in bankruptcy, plus a search of the Individual Insolvency Register covering the following:

  • debt relief orders that are current or have ended in the last 3 months
  • current individual voluntary arrangements and Fast-Track voluntary arrangements, including those that have ended in the last 3 months
  • current bankruptcy restrictions orders or undertakings and interim bankruptcy restrictions orders
  • current debt relief restrictions orders or undertakings and interim debt relief restrictions orders

Plus a search at the Royal Courts of Justice and Central London County Court to determine whether any bankruptcy petitions have been filed within the last 18 months against a debtor.

High Court Bankruptcy Search

A search at the High Court of Justice and Central London County Court to determine whether any bankruptcy petitions have been filed against a debtor.

Anti-Money Laundering Verification

Our electronic AML service provides a virtually instantaneous response with a comprehensive report showing a positive or negative result when attempting to verify the identity of a UK resident individual. The service is provided in partnership with LexisNexis and draws on a number of databases and reference sources in order to verify the identity of an individual. The minimum information required is full name, residential address, date of birth and gender and results supplied are fully compliant with the requirements of the Joint Money Laundering Steering Group (JMLSG) guidance in connection with the Money Laundering Regulations 2007. More reliable and comprehensive results will be obtained by providing other information as detailed in the search pages such as passport numbers, telephone numbers and National Insurance numbers. The search results also check databases for Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs) and Sanctions which are a necessary part of correct due diligence procedures. You must have the individual’s consent to conduct a search.

Search results are returned almost instantly and will displayed as a page within your web browser that can be saved, printed or viewed from your account at a later date.

Property Searches

UK Land Registry Search

A search of the UK Land Registry by property address and/or title number to reveal ownership details.

Other Services

Companies House - Certified Copies

Obtain certified copies/certificates of good standing on companies registered at Companies House. Scanned copies of all completed certified copies/certificates of good standing will be emailed prior to despatch. London same day deliver is also available.

Companies House - Hard Copy Document Delivery Service

File Companies House documents efficiently, without having to incur expensive courier costs. Companies House will accept scanned copies of documents (excluding mortgage documents). Upload your document to our system and we will then arrange delivery direct to Companies House in Cardiff and pay any relevant fees.

Document Legalisation Services

From our offices in the heart of London at Fleet Street EC4 we provide a service designed to be seamless, fast and professional.

Where Companies House documents and certificates are required, you can opt for us to obtain these directly, saving you time and resource and resulting in a hassle free transaction.

Notarial Certification: Notarial and legalisation services including Powers of Attorney are available on a same day basis.

Legalisation/Apostille: Available on a same day basis, we can collect the document from Companies House, attend the FCO and deliver the duly apostilled document back on the same day within London or next day for the rest of the UK.

Notarial Certification and Legalisation/Apostille: Available on a same day basis, we can arrange for a notarial certificate, attend the FCO and deliver the duly notarised and apostilled document back on the same day within London or next day for the rest of the UK.

Embassy Legalisation: For countries not party to the 1961 Hague convention, we can attend the relevant Embassy and apply for legalisation of documents, using our vast experience of the process at each Embassy to streamline the process.

UK Registry Trust Searches

A search of the Registry Trust by company name or individual to reveal the following information:

England and Wales: CCJs, Administration Orders and Child Support Agency Liability. High court judgements fines defaults from Magistrates courts Tribunal Awards.

Scotland: Small claims and summary causes Sheriff Court Judgements.

Isle of Man: Default money judgements

Jersey: Money judgements from the Petty Debts and Royal Court.

Northern Ireland: Undefended default & small claims judgements..

Republic of Ireland: Money judgements registered at the Four Courts in Dublin.

Searches do not leave a footprint and you can search by:

Individual Name: Check a person by entering their name and address.

Trading Name: Check a sole trader, a small business that isn't a limited company, a trading style, or any other non-corporate business or business that doesn't use a corporate suffix like Limited or Plc by entering its name and address.

Corporate Name: Check companies with a corporate suffix, such as ABC Ltd or XYZ Plc. No address details are required. If you're not sure of the correct name, look it up for free on the Companies House website.

Translation Service

We can arrange for the provision of accurately and professionally translated documents and certificates for use in any language including French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Greek and Russian.

For further details regarding prices and timescales please email info@croinfo.co.uk or telephone 0161 440 8884