Search the bankruptcy and insolvency register

You can search for details of people who have gone bankrupt or signed an agreement to deal with their debts in England and Wales.

Individual Insolvency Register

Get details about insolvency cases in England and Wales, including:

  • bankruptcies, eg the date of a discharge (when someone is freed) from debts
  • Debt Relief Orders
  • Fast Track or Individual Voluntary Arrangements

You can search the register by name or trading name (for sole traders).

Records are usually removed within 3 months of an insolvency case ending. You can ask the Insolvency Service for details of records that have been removed from the register.

Contact the office that dealt with the insolvency to correct any mistakes.

Search for people with Bankruptcy or Debt Relief Restrictions

You can search the list of people with additional insolvency restrictions for the last 3 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).

Each entry includes details of why they got a penalty.

Registers for Scotland and Northern Ireland

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Source: gov.uk