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If you have a Scottish decree or judgment registered against you, you will need to pay the principal sum (the decree amount appearing on our register) in order to have the decree showing as satisfied.

If the principle sum is not paid the decree will remain outstanding for six years from the date of the decree – we do not currently hold partial settlement information.

If the decree is paid within a calendar month from the date of the decree, and proof of payment is provided to Registry Trust, we will remove the decree from our public Register and notify the credit reference agencies to remove it from their files.

If the decree is paid after a calendar month from the date of decree, you can apply to have the decree marked as satisfied, provided you send in your proof of payment to Registry Trust.

We require a receipt or an original letter from the Pursuer on letter headed paper (where possible) which states the:

• The defenders name and address the decree was recorded against
• Case number
• Court name
• Amount of decree
• Date paid in full

Your original proof of payment can be sent by post to:

Registry Trust Ltd
153-157 Cleveland Street

Including a return address for us to send confirmation back to.

Or by email to

For a search of our Register confirming the decree has been updated, you will need to submit a cheque for £6 made payable to Registry Trust Ltd, for each named person or business at a specified address.

Alternatively, electronic payments can be made to:

Lloyds Bank Plc.
Account Name: Registry Trust Ltd
Account Number: 00436189
Sort Code: 309368

Please ensure that your case number and the name of the defender has been noted on the electronic transfer.

We may need to contact the Pursuer on your behalf if the proof of payment is insufficient.

Decrees marked as satisfied will remain on the public register for six years from the date of the decree.

See here for our guide on Pursuers.

General Information

The Register only shows the original, principal amount of the decree and is not updated when part payments are made.

The Register does not contain details of the pursuer, this information is available from the relevant Sherriff Court and they may charge a search fee for this.