About Check Business

Check Business lets you take control of your business credit rating.

Access the Equifax credit and risk profiles of every UK company, and millions of partnerships and sole traders.

Our story

We all know that personal credit ratings are important when it comes to getting a mortgage, credit card or bank loan, but it was only recently business owners started to understand just how important our company credit ratings are.

That’s why I started Check Business – to put small business owners in control of their credit ratings.

Over the last year, we’ve worked with Equifax to create a service for SMEs to understand, manage and monitor credit and risk scores, allowing greater access to trade credit, cheaper loans and more sales from less risky customers.

Conrad Ford, founder of Check Business

How it works

We’ve made the credit and risk rating of every UK company and millions of partnerships and sole traders available online for free. It’s simple – just search by company name, registration number or VAT number.

And for a low-cost monthly subscription, you can actively monitor your credit rating. We’ll email you if there are any changes to your credit profile or company information. You can even monitor your suppliers, prospects, customers and competitors

Why your company credit score matters

A healthy credit score means you can:


Trade credit is the lifeblood of many businesses and a good credit score means you’re more likely to get it


Many large contracts, particularly in the public sector, depend on pre-screening of potential suppliers and a good credit rating can make all the difference


If you need funding, you’ll find it easier and cheaper with a good credit profile

Our parent business

We are wholly owned by Funding Options, a award-winning business that enables you to access non-bank finance from a wide range of providers.

Our partners

Equifax is a global leader in consumer, commercial and workforce information solutions that provide businesses of all sizes and consumers with insight and information they can trust. Equifax organizes and assimilates data on more than 500 million consumers and 81 million businesses worldwide.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Equifax operates or has investments in 18 countries and is a member of Standard & Poor's (S&P) 500Ⓡ Index. Its common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the symbol EFX. In 2013, Equifax was named a Bloomberg BusinessWeek Top 50 company, was #3 in Fortune's Most Admired list in its category, and was named to InfoWeek 500 as well as the FinTech 100.