You can search for details of people who have gone bankrupt or signed an agreement to deal with their debts in England and Wales.
You can also check the disqualified directors register (external link) to find out if someone has been disqualified from being a company director.
Individual insolvency register
Get details about insolvency cases in England and Wales, including:
- bankruptcies, for example the date of a discharge (when someone is freed) from debts
- Debt Relief Orders
- Individual Voluntary Arrangements
You can search the Individual Insolvency register (external link) by name or trading name (for sole traders). Records are usually removed within three months of an insolvency case ending. Contact the office that dealt with the insolvency to correct any mistakes.
Search for people with bankruptcy or debt relief restrictions
Search the list of people with additional insolvency restrictions (external link) for the last three months.
The list contains details of people who have broken the terms of their bankruptcy or debt relief order. They will have been given a penalty, called a Bankruptcy Restrictions Order (BRO) or Undertaking (BRU) or a Debt Relief Restrictions Order (DRRO) or Undertaking (DRRU).
You may still be able to find information on the Individual Insolvency Register (external link) after three months but does not include any penalties. You can ask for information about the unfit conduct of an individual (who have current bankruptcy or debt relief restrictions) by contacting the official receiver dealing with the case.