Cifas check

Cifas is the UK’s leading fraud and financial crime prevention service, protecting businesses and individuals through effective and secure data and intelligence sharing. Cifas helps employers identify potential fraud risks within their organisation, recognising the devastating effects that fraud can have on a business.

Our custom packages can include a Cifas Check, provided you are a member of Cifas.
To find out about membership options, head to the Cifas website at

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UK, onshore 24/7 screening team
Over one million checks conducted per annum
Trusted provider of over 250 companies

Enhanced Internal Fraud Database (EIFD)

Members of the Enhanced Internal Fraud Database can conduct searches against it to ensure that their current or potential employees have not been filed for dishonest actions, such as bribery and corruption, disclosure of personal data to third parties and theft from customers. Members can also file their own cases to ensure that other members are not harmed in future by an individual with a previous record of dishonest or fraudulent conduct. As part of an EIFD membership relevant search results from the NFD can also be returned.

National Fraud Database (NFD)

The National Fraud Database is the largest database of fraud risk data and intelligence in the UK. The NFD is simple and effective. All members record instances of fraudulent conduct against their organisation to the NFD, enabling other members to search against their data. When members match against data on the NFD and confirm fraudulent conduct, they file their own case. It is an invaluable data and intelligence sharing platform allowing organisations across multiple industries and sectors to assist each other in preventing and detecting a range of fraud types in the UK. The database also contains information on actual and potential victims of identity theft to help protect them from further fraud.

How Cifas can help you

Cifas, is the UK’s fraud prevention community, and is key to conducting effective fraud prevention checks, with member organisations sharing fraud risk data with each other. Their databases offer the largest and most comprehensive fraud risk data and intelligence in the UK, trusted by government bodies, financial institutions and industry leaders across the country as a primary line of defence against the threat of fraud.

Reed and Cifas partnership

"Employers are becoming increasingly aware of the potential damage that fraud can have on their organisation, and understand that they cannot afford to be complacent when it comes to protecting their business, employees and customers from the insider threat. Cifas are delighted to partner with Reed Screening to help employers better understand the risk of fraud and help them to better safeguard against the serious consequences that fraud can have on their business."
Mike Haley, Chief Executive Officer at Cifas

Why choose us?

We are experts

With over 60 years’ experience in recruitment, and now over nine years’ experience as pre-employment screening specialists, we have developed a catalogue of screening checks designed to bring security into any business, for any candidate, in any industry. We work with a number of government agencies to ensure your checks are not only efficient but completed to the highest standards, and our friendly team are ready to develop flexible solutions to fit your company’s individual requirements.

Built for scale

As specialists in pre-employment screening, we not only work with small businesses, but also medium and large enterprises who recruit over 50 new employees every year. In 2020 we screened over 120,000 candidates, and currently work with clients that have over 800 new starters every month requiring high level screening. Our service is built for scale, and we can support your recruitment process no matter how many candidates you are welcoming on board.

UK's fastest screening, 24/7

We have a 24-hour screening team of over 140 employees, providing around the clock support to help businesses like yours vet candidates quickly and reliably. We are proud to provide the UK’s fastest pre-employment screening service, with eight-day turnaround across over 500,000 checks. Whatever your screening needs, let us help to remove the risk of hiring for your business.

Solutions built around your candidates

Candidate experience is at the heart of everything we do. We deliver an efficient and flexible screening process that can be seamlessly integrated into your recruitment activities, to communicate with your candidates in the tone of voice they’re used to.

What our clients say

"Reed Screening provide pre-employment screening services to all of my teams. The quality and speed of the service delivered is outstanding and the turnaround time of high compliance checks is extraordinary. It’s good to know the background checks are in safe hands enabling us to focus on recruiting."

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