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Reference checking directory for the financial services industry

This directory may be useful for financial services organisations carrying out reference checks.

For further information, download a free copy of Standards Australia's handbook, Reference Checking in the Financial Services Industry (HB-322 2007) and read How to use the reference checking directory.

Note: Some service providers may charge for their information.

ASIC registersSearch ASIC's registers for information on companies, persons, documents, and more
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  • Media releases - cover a wide range of ASIC activities including enforcement activities.
Professional industry associations These organisations enable the checking of professional qualifications and may provide registers and/or media releases with information on disciplinary action and current inquiries or investigation.

Professional industry associations that are most likely to be used:
Criminal history checksApplications should be made to the appropriate police body.

Australian Federal Police (includes ACT) for National Police Checks and the Spent Conviction Scheme. It is also where you can access the ASIC Financial Services Licensing Requirements Application form
Bankruptcy searches

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