Change Your Company Authentication Code

You Company Authentication Code acts as your Limited Company signature for filings at Companies House, here’s a step by step guide to help you change this crucial code to something more memorable.

1. Log Into Companies House Webfiling

Head over to the Companies House website HERE and login using your registered email address and password.

2. Sign Into Your Company

Sign into your Company that you wish to change your Authentication Code for.  You’ll need your Company Number and existing Authentication Code, if you have misplaced it you can find out how to retrieve a lost Authentication Code here.

3. Click on Company Authentication

On the left hand side of the screen is an option for “Company Authentication”, this will allow you to manage your Company Authentication Code.

4. Change Your Company Authentication Code

Once in, you can now change your Company Authentication Code to something more memorable.

Change Company Authentication Code

Why is a Company Authentication Code So Important

A Company Authentication Code is a 6 digit code issued by Companies House to each Limited Company, whether it is trading or dormant. The Company Authentication Code is used as part of the process for filing online information on Companies House.  Pre online filing any documentation required a Directors signature for approval, with the movement towards online filing, the Company Authentication Code is considered to be the equivalent of a Directors or Company Secretary signature.  Therefore a Company Authentication Code is a really important piece of information.

Anita is a Chartered Accountant, turned blogger and creator of the ever popular free Go Self Employed Email Mini Course, which has been completed by hundreds of attendees all over the UK. Using her 10 years experience in accounting, tax and operations for Small Businesses, Anita is on a mission to make finance simple for the self employed, so they can stop stressing about tax & finances and focus on building profitable businesses which will give them the lifestyle they dream of.