We understand that handing your life savings, and/or hard-earned money over to a business you know nothing about can be scary. Our business credit checks help you reduce risk and make safer decisions
We're often asked to put so much trust in businesses we know nothing about. Whether it's for a job, to deliver a service or even as an investment, handing our lives or hard-earned money over to a business we don't know can be a significant risk. We created Checkaco to help you reduce that risk.
By providing information about every business in the UK our mission is to help everyone make safer financial decisions.
Simply enter the name of the business you would like to learn more about and our credit checking tool will analyse that business and generate a report detailing key financial and legal information.
You don't need a degree in business to understand our reports, we simplify technical jargon and give simple scoring systems to put you in control and help you make safer decisions based on robust data and insight.
I had concerns about a new bathroom I was going to have done. The company wanted £5,000 up front which was OK, but I did a Checkaco search and I'm glad I did as the company had several CCJs against them.
Harry Mottram, Axbridge, Somerset
We had our wedding planned for October and I'd already got my dress and sorted most things, but we were let down by one hotel and my aunt mentioned another hotel. I was all ready to book when my matron of honour Sally told me she'd checked them out on Checkaco and said don't pay the deposit. They've gone bust twice in three years. Lucky escape!
Amanda Cornwallis, Bedminster, Bristol
We were looking at getting married and knew we were going to be hiring vendors in every direction. Then I saw in a Facebook group that a major dressing company didn't show up, wasn't answering calls and it turned out they had already filed for insolvency months before. It was one that we had already shortlisted and all I could think was WHAT IF?! My partner and I decided to 'pre-check' all potential vendors before going any further. We used Checkaco.com to get a sneak peek at each company. Some were instant red flags, some were definite go-aheads. Sure, things can change- but we felt better making our decision and it narrowed down our selection too. Not only was Checkaco quite cheap to purchase and easy to understand, but the best part is we can log in and look at all our reports for reference later. Definitely think we escaped a few disasters with the extra info.
Jane Daniels, Cardiff
Getting a report was easy. All I did was enter the company name, order the report and pay. It was easy, fast and cheap. Cost less money and took less time than ordering a cup of coffee and sure it saved me from losing a fair few pounds with the company I looked at.
Max Clarke, Crawley
Mum was wanting a conservatory added on to her house and wanted to use a local builder. Seeing reports of all the cowboys out there taking advantage of people, especially the elderly – I wanted to check into them. They were legit, but out of curiosity, plus the price was right and cheap enough… so I checked a few others and WOW! Some weren't even listed as real companies. We got a lot of information for less than a fiver. We've got an expansion on our home next year in the plans, and I'll definitely be using Checkaco when we start looking.
Steve Williams, Somerset
We'll help you make safer financial decisions
Is the company credible?
We'll score the company out of 100. The lower the number, the riskier the business.
Who is legally in charge?
See the names of all the directors and secretaries as well their other interests.
Has it had any legal cases?
Understand if the company has a history of not paying its bills or delivering its services.