Information Services

Smarter credit checks for stronger, safer trade

Supercharge your risk strategy with an information service that goes beyond the standard credit checks

Get instant commercial scores, automatic supply chain alerts, and exclusive sector and economic analysis. Our vast information network delivers essential real-time insights, whenever you need them. Making it easier to grow your business, react to critical risks, and steer clear of bad deals.

Why use Coface Information Services?

  • Minimise risk- Find out which customers are trustworthy, set realistic credit limits, and check the risk of non-payment.
  • Protect supply chains- Be the first to know about global or local issues of that could affect your supply chain.
  • Break into new markets- Access the latest information on new and existing markets. So it’s easier to identify opportunities for growth.

How Coface Information Services works

With offices in 100 countries, we are uniquely positioned to provide valuable insights on every sector, country and emerging market. So you can trade with confidence, anywhere in the world.

  • We monitor over 80 million businesses across 200 countries
  • Data is adjusted by country, sector economic position and outlook
  • You get instant access to crucial insights you won’t find elsewhere

Information Services

  • DRA Risk Score

    Score 0 to 10 - Risk Assessment on the capacity a company has to honour its financial commitments within the next 12 months. Find out more
  • Credit Opinions

    Coface opinions provide you a recommended credit amount to support your assessment of the creditworthiness on debtors, prospects, and any company that you are willing to do business with. Credit opinions are based on a customised risk assessment, that leverages our expertise in risk analysis, our unique data and global scope. Coface Credit Opinions also include the Debtor Risk Assessment and the Country Risk Assessment to help you make better decisions, by providing a holistic view on the risk profile of the company and the country risk context. @Credit Opinion, provides an automated level of recommended exposure up to €100,000 that utilises all of the Coface sourced data and underwriting expertise. Advanced Customised Credit Opinion allows for a specific uninsured limit amount to be requested then following some analysis a specific recommended uninsured limit is returned that follows the same process as an insurable limit. Find out more
  • Information Reports

    Coface has a dedicated online facility to provide you with business reports on all UK, Irish and International businesses. This facility gives you access to real time data on credit information and other crucial factual business information. Coface reports utilise the most current data accessible in each country and apply Coface’s international web of globally interlinked data experiences to refine the Commercial Score and Credit Limit indications. There are two levels of report - SNAPSHOT and FULL. Find out more

Information Services

The adage “information is power” holds especially true when it comes to risk management and debt control. The more information and intelligence your business has on your debtors, clients, and suppliers, the more smoothly your business can run. This could be credit checks before working with new suppliers, or simply maintaining ongoing knowledge of debtors’ financial business standings. With Coface Information Services all this information is accessible to you through our network of global economic analysts.

Information solutions

Our information solutions provide you with smarter credit checks for stronger, safer trade. We can provide you with a predictive analysis and in-depth knowledge of global and local trading data and information on over 80 million companies worldwide. Our information is constantly updated so that it remains current and allows you to optimise your business and growth in your sector.

Information services are a vital part of business dealings if you plan to expand your business while maintaining financial stability. 

Supercharge your risk strategy with an information service that goes beyond the standard credit checks

When you utilise Coface information services group, you have access to 

  • Instant commercial scores
  • Automatic supply chain alerts
  • Exclusive sector and economic analysis

Our vast information network delivers essential real-time insights, whenever you need them, making it easier to grow your business, react to critical risks, and avoid bad deals.

Local knowledge for global impact

Coface has a global reputation built over 75 year of work in the industry. Because we have such an extensive reach you can be assured of the information we have access to and the security it offers your business. 

  • 80 million businesses worldwide, monitored in real time
  • 200 territories checked daily
  • Analysts based across 100 countries worldwide
  • Over 4,000 experts working globally
  • Data adjusted by country, sector, and current economy
  • Unmatched knowledge and analysis of supplier risk
  • Information drawn from a global network of underwriters, risk analysts, data processors and local insights
  • Instant access to crucial insights that are not available elsewhere

Why use Coface Information Services?

Significantly improve risks on all your business portfolios and find support in financial planning by joining thousands of others in using Coface. Benefit from in-depth knowledge of global and local markets that allow you to focus on business development and growth.

Minimise your risks by finding out which customers are trustworthy. Specialised intelligence helps you set realistic credit limits and terms and check the risk of non-payment from existing and prospective suppliers and clients.

Enhanced knowledge helps you protect your supply chain, cash flow, and bottom line by ensuring you are the first to know about global or local issues that could affect your supply chain.

Break into new markets with access to the latest information on new and existing markets. Identify opportunities for growth and areas of heightened or lowered risk.

Our services are tailored to our clients, local or global companies, small or large, and we provide personal and unique support to every business. We are dedicated to building a strong and trusting relationship with you and delivering a highly professional service. Our reports are comprehensive and key in building business and supporting growth.

How Coface Information Services works

Markets change rapidly and are subject to political upheavals, natural disasters, and their own financial difficulties or poor decisions. A company that is financially stable today may become financially weak tomorrow and without specialised information and intelligence your company is at risk. 

Regular assessment and reassessment of the credit status of your clients and suppliers is critical to safe trading and financial security for your business.

With offices in 48 countries, we are uniquely positioned to provide valuable insights on every sector, country, and emerging market. Our extensive knowledge, shared with you, allows you to trade with confidence anywhere in the world.

We utilise a unique risk database, with business data fed in from over 80 million global companies. This gives us highly informed and intelligent credit information from which we can form our credit opinions and scores. 

Our financial health checks are designed to aid you in:

  • Checking the financial health of partners and suppliers
  • Trading smarter
  • Breaking into new markets
  • Making informed credit decisions

Business Reports

In addition to online credit limit decisions that are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, Coface also offers specially tailored online business information reports and international business reports.

Coface has a dedicated online facility to provide you with business reports on over 7 million UK registered companies and businesses in the UK alone, and over 80 million businesses and companies worldwide. This facility gives you access to real time data on credit information and other crucial factual business information. 

When you use Coface for your information services, you are also provided with Coface’s robust analysis of the information to help you make informed credit decisions.

We provide tailored reporting that suits your business needs and takes into account your sector, country, and business. 

Reports include:

  • Snapshots of key financials
  • Further extensive data for deeper analysis
  • A credit opinion of how much credit you should extend, based on recommendations by our risk experts.

Because Coface is a credit insurance company, our information must be kept up to date and accurate. As such, we are the ideal source of information on local and global businesses.

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