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Fingerprinting for Financial Services

Helping Financial Services Hire and Promote

Trust is the bedrock of financial services. Banks, broker-dealers, asset managers, insurance agents, and other financial services professionals access accounts, funds, and financial instruments around the globe. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) administers a nationwide system through which these professionals and brokers can verify their identity and establish proof of a clean criminal record.

Your company needs fingerprint-based background checks. Sterling Identity can help.

Sterling Identity is one of the few companies authorized as both a FINRA and FBI channeler. We can verify employee identity, authenticate biometric data, and certify employees’ clean criminal records. Our single-sourced nationwide network covers nearly 700 cities in all 50 states and Washington DC. Your candidates are usually less than a 30-minute trip from a Sterling Identity location.

We work with several background screening providers to provide a consistent, professional fingerprinting experience. And our state-of-the-art technology means the fingerprinting process remains safe and secure throughout.

85% of FBI records ordered through Sterling Identity are returned in less than 10 minutes.

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Here’s how it works

1Provide candidate information

Sterling Identity’s representatives work with your background provider to integrate your HR system with our solution.

2Have candidates
submit fingerprints

After we receive each candidate’s biographical information, we email them information about how to get their fingerprints captured. They choose a convenient location, usually no more than 30 minutes away. A trained and certified technician helps them capture their fingerprints on our state-of-the-art equipment. All without an appointment!

3Receive candidate

When the candidate submits fingerprints, Sterling Identity sends them directly to FINRA, which then provides them to the FBI. FINRA will make the results available to your designated authorized recipient within 24-72 hours.

Key Features and Benefits

  • Easy integration with your HR systems using our API
  • Simplified onboarding process for background providers and their customers
  • Best and most responsive customer support in the industry—both for you and your applicants and employees