Reference checking directory for 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 registers Search ASIC's registers for information on companies, persons, documents, and more
Other ASIC searches
  • 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 checks Applications 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

What's new

ASIC reports on changes to small business loan contracts by big four banks

ASIC has released a report setting out the details of the changes made by the big four banks to remove unfair terms from their small business loan contracts of up to $1 million. 18-073MR, 15 March

More financial services releases


Crowd-sourced funding

19 July 2017

ASIC Commissioner John Price joins the podcast to discuss recent law reform around crowd-sourced funding and ASIC's role in administering the new legislation.

Listen to the podcast 


Last updated: 20/10/2014 12:00