There are three possible outcomes for trade reference checks within 1Centre - pass, fail and defer. 


  • Approval of trade reference


  • Unable to contact the referee on number of occasions
  • Incomplete information on application
  • Unsatisfactory payment history 
  • Referee doesn't exist
  • Referee's company doesn't exist
  • Referee's position differs from that on application
  • Referee is a family member
  • Referee is a friend