Bankruptcy > Search the Individual Insolvency Register

The Register contains: 

  • details of bankruptcies that are either current or have ended in the last 3 months

  • current individual voluntary arrangements and fast track voluntary arrangements

  • Debt Relief Orders

  • current bankruptcy restrictions orders and undertakings.

If you would like to know more about the register click here 

How to search the register 

1. On-line 

You can search the database free of charge on-line with just the surname (or even part of the surname) of the individual and the search can be of the whole of England and Wales, or the area covered by an individual Official Receiverís office. 

If you would like to carry out an on-line search click here

You will be given the option to print the results. 

2. Local official receiverís office 

You can visit your local Official Receiverís office Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm. Please check your phone book for details of your nearest Official Receiverís office or click here  for further information. Alternatively you can call The Insolvency Service Insolvency Enquiry Line on 0845 602 9848 to obtain details of your local official receiver's office. 

You will receive a report of any records that match your request. If there is no match for your request, you will receive a report stating ďno match foundĒ. We will normally respond to your request within 7 working days of receipt. Please note reports cannot be sent from The Insolvency Service Enquiry Line.

3. By subscription

A subscription service is available to the eIIR via an XML data file.  If you would like more information about this service, please contact  Potential subscribers will need to ensure that they have the expertise and the internal systems able to process the XML file. To see the terms and conditions of use click here

The annual subscription charge as of 1 February 2013 is £7,449.60 inc VAT.

4. Where can I find records of company liquidations and disqualified directors? 

You can search the disqualified directors register at Companies House by clicking here. 

You can also obtain details from:

The Register of Companies

Companies House

Crown Way




Tel: 02920 388588.



5. Further Information


If you would like further information about the individual insolvency register click here