PAF VALIDATION


We provide a PAF Validation service to ensure accurate and cost effective mailing. The PAF (Postcode Address File) is the most accurate database of UK addresses maintained by the Royal Mail. PAF gives you access to 1.8 million postcodes and 29 million residential and business addresses, which are constantly being updated and verified by Royal Mail staff to remain as accurate as possible. All mailing data, if registered with the Royal Mail, can be verified against the PAF.

With more than 3,000 address changes each week, it’s important your database is kept up to date to ensure your direct mailing campaigns are sent to the most accurate data possible.  

By checking your database against the PAF, Bombouche’s in-house team will detect, correct and remove inaccurate and corrupt records from your database. Any typos or errors in addresses will be removed to provide you with the most current and accurate database of mailing addresses. PAF validation also maximises your postage discounts should your data require mail sorting, which reduces the overall cost of your mailings.