AFSA has launched a new self-service option for people who need to obtain information on an individual’s current or past personal insolvency – the Bankruptcy Register Search.

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 The National Personal Insolvency Index (NPII) is the permanent public record of personal insolvency proceedings in Australia. AFSA maintains and updates the NPII, which contains records since August 1928.

Up until now, if a member of the public wanted to conduct a search of the NPII, they would need to pay a fee to a Government–contracted Index Search Agent to obtain search results about an individual.

Now, in addition to the services provided by Index Search Agents, people can choose to conduct their own search using AFSA’s Bankruptcy Register Search. For a small fee, a search can be conducted 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Bankruptcy Register Search is the latest addition to AFSA’s online services and was developed in-house by AFSA’s own team of specialists.

AFSA will also be opening up access to the NPII to additional commercial operators in the near future. More information will be available shortly.

To access the Bankruptcy Register Search, and information on Index Search Agents, go to AFSA’s website (www.afsa.gov.au).