Formed in 1913, The Association of British Investigators (ABI) has been upholding professional standards for a century.

The ABI campaigns tirelessly for regulation in our profession and promotes excellence, integrity and professionalism within its membership.

The ABI has become the kite mark of the investigation industry. Insist your investigator is an ABI member.


NEWS FLASH - Clarity issued by The FCA on Process Serving

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The next ABI seminar entitled “ Building Skills, Gaining Knowledge & Creating Business “ will be held on Friday 12th September 2014 at the Park Inn Birmingham West


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Corporate and Consociate Membership

ABI membership has traditionally been vested in the individual. In a logical advancement this new catergory of membership for businesses, has been introduced; also Consociate membership for full-time investigators employed by the business

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The Association of British Investigators is also sector exclusively accredited by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency [Department for Transport]


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2015 AGM

The Association of British Investigators 2015 AGM will be held on the 25th Aprl 2015 in Cardiff. 

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Clarity Issued by the FCA on Process Serving

Following representation by the Association of British investigators (ABI) the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has reviewed the licensing requirement under the Consumer Credit Act for ....

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Process Serving - Consumer Credit Act documents

A spokesperson for the Financial Conduct Authority has expressed the view that the serving of process, in Consumer Credit Act (CCA) regulated matters, requires the Process Server to be l....

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Licensing Announcement

LICENSING ANNOUNCEMENT On Wednesday 31st July 2013 the Home Secretary issued a Command directing "private investigation services" in the UK to be regulated by licensing, pursuant to The Private Secur....

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Overview of licensing for Investigations in the UK

An overview of licensing for Private Investigators in the UK written by ABI President Tony Imossi can be viewed by clicking here.

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