The Postcode Address File is the UK’s most up-to-date address database. By taking advantage of daily updates you can get more letters and parcels to your customers first time. It also supports businesses in reducing abandoned baskets, expensive returns, fraudulent transactions and customer complaints. Saving you both time and money.

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Facts and Features

  • 30m+ UK postal delivery addresses

  • 1.8m UK postcodes

  • 1.4m UK business names

The PAF database doesn’t simply offer you scale and reach. It receives 4-5,000 updates every day – mainly from postmen and women doing their daily walks – to ensure that it remains the UK’s most up-to date, accurate and widely-used address database.

Five ways PAF and our additional address products can help your business

The Postcode Address File – and its complementary products – offer a host of benefits to organisations of every size and in every sector. It does so in a multitude of ways; but here are five of the most common uses.

Please note: The PAF database is delivered via a Windows based application (SetupRM.exe). If you are using a Mac or Linux/Unix based system you will need to use a machine running Windows or a Windows emulator.

Making Online Transactions Easier

Reduce abandoned baskets and expensive returns by enabling fast and accurate automatic address completion.

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Delivering Mail Efficiently

Increase addressing accuracy, leading to added efficiency, reduced returns and improved customer experience.

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Verifying Customer Identities

Verify addresses in seconds, for a better customer experience and reduce the likelihood of losses due to fraud.

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Managing Databases Effectively

Remove errors, duplicates and gaps in customer address information to ensure your records are up to date and standardised.

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Identifying Addresses in a Specific Geographic Area

Optimise route planning and select specific postcode areas to improve operational efficiency and customer targeting.

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Complementary data products

You can get even more out of the PAF database when you add these
additional address products.


The April 2022 statistics for the Postcode Address File (PAF®)...

We’ll update this information week commencing 23rd May 2022, following the PAF product run. If you would like to receive the monthly PAF stats by email, please let us know … read more

April PAF Data Distribution

As this months PAF distribution falls on the Easter bank holiday weekend, the April raw data supply will be dispatched from Tuesday 19th April. If you have any questions, we’re … read more