How is Company Check different from Companies House?

Created by Katie Deverill, Modified on Wed, 19 Oct 2022 at 06:13 PM by Katie Deverill

Consider Companies House a library - storing records and making them available to the general public.

In 2015, access to the Companies House library became free via a new web portal. So why sign up to Company Check?

Company Check digitises and analyses public data to append key risk information and additional tools that enable you to make better-informed decisions about companies you do business with.

Companies House vs Company Check


Companies House


Company Check

Public Record

Company overviews

Document images (accounts, returns etc)

Company officers

Change registered office address

Mortgages and Charges




Credit Checks

Credit Rating

Risk Score

Credit Limit

Payment History

Key Risk Factors

County Court Judgements

Digitised accounts (export as CSV)


Contact Details




Personalised Dashboard

Free email updates

Graphed financials and trends

Director's company risk report







Key Benefits of Company Check...


  • Identify how likely it is that a company will become insolvent within 12 months using our Risk Score and easy to view 5 star Credit Rating

  • Know how much credit to extend to a new client with our Recommended Credit Limits.

  • Check that a potential client pays their bills on time. Company Check offers payment experiences on thousands of companies.

  • Ensure that a company has no previous or current County Court Judgements registered against it.

  • All financials are digitised and displayed in easy to view financial tables with graphs and a free export function. No more sifting through PDFs!

  • A free personalised dashboard to watch companies and directors, make quick comparisons, email alerts and an export function

  • Combined Director risk reports compiled using analysis of all related companies

  • VIP customer support by phone, live chat and email


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