Trader Directory: The Approved Trader Directory is a trader identification screening process. It verifies the identity and credentials of a trader that you are thinking of using. Once they’ve been approved by us, a profile is created for them in the Directory.
The verification process includes checks for bankruptcy – both business and personal; licences; insurances, directorships, trader associations, voters roll checks etc. They go on the Approved Trader Directory when all of those checks have been completed. Prudent consumers can then use the directory to check out trader bona fides.
If your trader is not on it, ask him to get on it so that he can be checked out by people who know what they’re doing.
If he says no, ask him why not? It’s only £29.99 and it will assist him in his business, and assist you in making up your mind as to where to spend your money.
These days it is very easy for a trader to set up a business giving the impression that they are professional and honest, they carry all the required licensing and insurances and they should be trusted.
But as a careful consumer, you don’t have to take your trader at face value any more. You can use our service to be sure that the trader you are considering is the real deal and checks out.
The Approved Trader Directory is free to the consumer and is simple to use, and very effective. Just call us on Freephone 0800 888 6667 or go online to our user friendly website.
Don’t let yourself be bullied into handing over cash before you are confident that you’re giving it to the right person: take a deep breath, hold on to your money, and tell the trader who is looking for your business that you’re going to check him out first. An honest trader won’t mind waiting. A dishonest trader will know he’s in trouble.