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Frequently Asked Questions



How do I get information on businesses I deal with?

ABN Search provides access to Dun & Bradstreet's commercial database which contains detailed information on 2.8 million companies in Australia and New Zealand. ABN Search allows you to conduct an Express credit check on individual businesses and directors. These checks allow you to access information including:

  • Company status
  • Legal / trading Name
  • Company type
  • ACN
  • ABN
  • ARBN
  • Company location
  • Company documents such as an historical ASIC

You can conduct a number of checks from confirming a business' existence to predicting financial stability and payment patterns. Find out more about the various reports you can access »

Can you provide me with contact details for a business?

Using the D&B ABN search service you can access company address details. For more detailed company information, including identification details, credit history and profitability analysis you can order a credit report through D&B Express »

What information can I access for a business?

Timely and accurate credit decisions are critical to your business success. Through ABN Search you can gain access to the D&B Express service which allows you to conduct a number of checks from confirming a business' existence to predicting financial stability and payment patterns.

The D&B Express service provides you with access to a range of reports so you can access the information you need to make the right decision for your business. Below is an outline of the reports available through D&B Express:

  • D&B Comprehensive Report - recommended for medium to high-risk decisions.

    D&B's most insightful report providing everything you need from identification details through to financial stability and payment predictors. A D&B Comprehensive Report provides analysis on a company's long-term operations, credit history, profitability and stability.

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  • Financial Risk Report - recommended for medium risk decisions.

    The Financial Risk report tells you the likelihood that a company will experience severe financial distress or failure within the next 12 months. It utilises Dun & Bradstreet's Dynamic Risk Score (DRS) which looks at over 25 variables including financial statements, company age and structure, charges, and collections to predict future performance.

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  • Payment Risk report - recommended for medium-risk decisions.

    This credit report includes D&B's Dynamic Delinquency Score (DDS), a powerful payment predictor. In addition to identification data and company characteristics this report provides you with an insight into payment patterns: will you get paid on time?

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  • ASIC Historical Extract - recommended for company ID and past events.

    Provides real-time access to ASIC data allowing you to confirm an entity exists and is operational. Also provides historical data such as previous company names, directors and addresses allowing you to track previous structure and characteristics.

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  • ASIC Company Extract - recommended for company identification.

    Provides real-time access to current ASIC data allowing you to confirm an entity exists and is operational.

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  • Business Name Extract - recommended for business and owners verification

    Provides verification of the business proprietors and the business establishment date. Also provides business type, registration details, current registration status and any documents that have been lodged against the business.

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ABN Search

ABN Search is your free Australian Business Search powered by D&B Express. Access the ABN number and registered details of any business including information such as Business Name, ABN, ACN, Address and Registration Status.

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With immediate access to Australia's largest business database, ABN Search provides a gateway to D&B's Express credit reporting service offering you a range of reports for low, medium and high risk business decisions.

Why conduct a credit check?
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