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Creditsafe put 40 Million Chinese Company Credit Reports Online

  • Announcement follows the recent international expansion of Creditsafe’s online credit report platform to offer information in 102 languages on over 190 million companies in 51 countries
  • UK companies wishing to trade with China can now check creditworthiness of potential customers and suppliers before committing to commercial partnerships

Creditsafe, the world’s most-used provider of company credit reports, has announced that it has added credit reports on 40 million Chinese companies to its platform.  The news follows Creditsafe’s recent announcement that its system provides information on over 190 million companies in 51 countries, including Australia, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, South Korea, Sri Lanka and Taiwan.

China is now the world’s second largest economy after the USA and UK exports to China rose by 9% in 2014 to £14.1 billion.  China is also the largest country in the world by population and is forecast to be the world’s biggest luxury goods market by 2020.  Prime Minister David Cameron described the recent visit of Chinese ambassador Liu Xiaoming to the UK as marking the dawn of a “golden era” in bilateral ties between the two countries.

According to UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) advice opportunities for UK companies to sell into the Chinese market include the supply of luxury consumer goods and groceries, energy saving technologies, luxury cars, aircraft interiors and offshore wind technologies.

Despite the economic opportunities created by the Chinese and UK governments as well as general growth in consumer demand for products and services, UK companies still need to be aware of potential risks before trading with China.  These challenges include language barriers, a relatively complex business culture and the fact that some parts of the economy are still closed to full foreign participation.

Rachel Mainwaring, Operations Director at Creditsafe, commented: “We are excited to provide this new set of reports on Chinese companies as the latest stage in our international expansion strategy.  The opportunity for UK organisations to build long-lasting commercial relationships with Chinese companies is huge, but not without its risks.  By finding out as much as possible about companies using our credit reports, organisations can understand who they are dealing with and undertake due diligence in advance of setting up face-to-face meetings.”

The range of information Creditsafe can obtain in each country will vary. Using local official sources and registries in every country, Creditsafe is able to quickly answer questions about a company’s stability and financial health. Where official information is not available, Creditsafe will conduct a direct interview with the business and freshly investigate.

Creditsafe Group

The Creditsafe Group is the world’s most used supplier of company business intelligence with 12 Creditsafe Group reports downloaded every second.

Privately owned and independently minded Creditsafe is looking to change the way business information is used by providing high quality data in an easy to use format that allows everyone in an organisation can benefit from.

Launched in Norway in 1997, Creditsafe has offices in the UK, Germany, France, Sweden, Ireland, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands and the USA employing over 1,000 people and has more than 90,000 subscription customers, across the group.

For more information please contact:
Ewan Robertson
Citigate Dewe Rogerson
020 7282 2981 / 1092

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