THE RISK REPORT

BE CERTAIN YOUR CUSTOMERS CAN AFFORD TO PAY YOU BEFORE LENDING CREDIT

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Know your customers before you do business



View long-term business risk

See the likelihood of business failure in the next 12 months, notifications of CCJs and alerts to adverse information or potential fraudulent behaviour.

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View long-term business risk

See the true financial situation

Get an overview of company financials, including profit and loss.

View an accounts summary showing total turnover, profit margins, total assets and shareholder funds.

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See the true financial situation

See how a business pays others

Find out if customers are paying your competitors faster or slower than you so you can negotiate faster payments.

See whether a business pays its invoices on time with a full payment summary and Days Beyond Terms (DBT) trend information.

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See how a business pays others

View vital information ‘at a glance’

Get a quick business overview with a Single Page Summary, and easily navigate sections in more detail using tabs.

See important information clearly illustrated with icons and a traffic light colour coding system.

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View vital information ‘at a glance’

Before deciding if you should trade with a business, you need to identify the risks involved. Do they have a good credit rating? Are they paying other suppliers on time? Could they go out of business within the next 12 months? By knowing who you are dealing with and whether they can afford to pay you beforehand, you can minimise risk and protect your business from payment delays and bad debt.

A wealth of payment information

Experian holds a the largest database of up to date payment performance data from independent sources, including over 6000 ledgers and 22 million commercial transactions processed each month – the equivalent of £12 billion worth of transactions every month. This data lets you quickly find out how your customers are paying other suppliers and get a deeper understanding of your customers’ financial situation.

A blend of business and consumer data

It is Experian’s unique blend of extensive business and consumer data that gives you deeper and more accurate insight into new and existing customers. Experian combines business with consumer data, trade references and director information to generate a blended risk score.

High quality data

Experian provides an extensive breadth and depth of business information. Our consumer database holds information on 45 million UK customers, our national business database contains 4 million limited and non limited companies, and we partner over 600 organisations across many different sectors.

        

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