What we do and our misson
Registry Trust was established in 1985 to maintain the official statutory Register of Judgments, Orders, and Fines for England & Wales on behalf of the Ministry of Justice, and maintains similar Registers for Scotland, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Isle of Man, and Jersey by agreement with the relevant authorities.
We provide a trusted and impartial source of credit information to any who need it and we place no judgement or interpretation on the content of the Register; we simply ensure that the records published are as accurate and up to date as possible.
Registry Trust operates TrustOnline (www.trustonline.org.uk); the only service that provides immediate public access to the complete Register, allowing anyone to search for individuals or businesses to see if they have a registered judgment.
We also provide a range of services from bulk data supply to data enhancement and analysis, to credit reference agencies, government bodies, charities, regulators, think tanks, and other organisations, and we are responsible for handling and responding to all enquiries from consumers, courts, businesses, and government regarding the Register.
As a not-for-profit company which doesn't cost the government or tax-payer any money, our mission is to use and share this public data for public good to encourage responsible lending and borrowing, enable good business decisions, inform public discussion on the economy and household finances, and empower consumers, supporting those in financial difficulty.
We work with consumers, charities, and credit reference agencies to deliver an exceptional public service. We believe in transparency in public and corporate life and we work to encourage the development of better behaviours by public bodies and corporations, helping citizens to hold public bodies and corporations to account.
Judgment data is one of the most important factors in determining the health of the economy – we provide insight and analysis that is able to support good economic and financial decision making. We want to ensure businesses are making better decisions that support responsible lending and borrowing.
Our data is used to guide and inform debate about and promote understanding of major public policy issues relating to the economy and household finances. We work with regulators, Think Tanks, and Government bodies to ensure that regulations and policy are created with the right information at hand.