1. International Business Credit Reports 

We provide quality international business credit reports for all countries worldwide. The reports contain all available upto date information. Creditreform provide risk analysis reports to the major financial institutions and banks. This means you can trade with confidence. 

2. What’s included in the report? 

Ownership & Management 
Financial Details (where available) 
Default Information 
Credit Scoring & Rating 
All reports are delivered in English 

3. Prices – France Business Credit Reports 

Normal delivery (by email): 7-10 working days = GBP 125 
Express delivery (by email): 5-7 working days = GBP 175 
Flash delivery (by email): 3-4 working days = GBP 225 

4. Delivery (Email) 

This is a simple to use service. Just complete the application form below providing details on the company required. Then select the delivery method and make payment via the fully secured payment process. The report will then be emailed upon completion. 
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France Business Credit Report Services 

Creditreform operates a global specialist International Business credit report service. We have local offices and fully approved international risk analysis experts in every country worldwide. This enables us to provide expert up-to-date business credit report information on businesses anywhere in the world. 
Main reasons why our business credit reports are so important they enable clients to trade with confidence. 
The local International Company Search Partners are able to:  
Assess local businesses trading activities. 
Update information immediately if there are any changes. 
Give accurate feedback based on the local economies. 
Communicate effectively with businesses as they share the same time zones. 
Herewith details of our business credit reporting service in France: 

Location of company credit check service office(s) in France 

Number of France Company Check staff? 

10-20 staff 

How long have you been operating a France company search service? 

Over 30 years 

What type of business credit reports do you provide in France: 

Corporate business credit reports online and offline – Both online and offline reports 
Non limited business credit reports online and offline – Offline reports only 
Bespoke investigated business credit reports - Yes 

What are the business credit report delivery times in France? 

Instant Online business credit report - No 
Flash business credit report - 2  Working Days 
Express business credit report – 3 Working Days 
Normal business credit report – 5 Working Days 

How many company registries are there in France for businesses (i.e. UK has just 1 central registry)? 

Trade Registry is based in Paris 

France Economy: 

Currency: EURO 
GDP Ranking: 7th 
Population: ca 67 million 
France’s main industries include Machinery chemicals automobiles metallurgy aircraft electronics textiles food processing tourism. 

Main Trading Partners of France: 

Export partners: Germany 14.8%, Spain 7.7%, Italy 7.5%, USA 7.2%, Belgium 7%, UK 6.7% 
Import Partners: Germany 18.5%, Belgium 10.2%, Netherlands 8.3%, Italy 7.9%, Spain 7.1%, UK 5.3%, USA 5.2% China 5.1% 

Do business credit reports contain negative information? 

Yes, the reports include negative information 

Do you provide consumer credit reports in France? 

Available Upon Request 

Specialist Debt Recovery Service France No Win No Fee 

There are many unique requirements to international debt collection services in all countries including France debt collection services which differ from the UK debt collection agency services and therefore it is very important that cases are handled directly by our expert France debt collection agency and not from debt collectors UK. This method of France debt collection sets Creditreform aside from the competition who in many cases will operate an international debt collection service from a UK debt collector only. Using the local France debt collection agency enables us to achieve a far greater success rate and our No Win No Fee service together with competitive commission rates against monies recovered only ensures you get the best service. 

France Tracing No Find No Fee Tracing Service 

Creditreform’s debt collection company service also uses expert international tracing agents including France tracing agent services to locate any absconded debtor. This tracing service is provided on a No Find No Fee basis only charging for a successful trace. 
Specialist Business Credit Report Experts 
There are many unique requirements to providing international business credit reports in all countries including France business credit reporting services which differ from Credit Reports UK services. Therefore it is very important that information is obtained directly by our expert international local business credit reporting partners and not from the Credit Report UK services. Our multi lingual local partners are able to provide all business credit reports in English including the bespoke investigated business credit reports. 

France Company Registry Name 

Institut National de la Statistique et des Études Économiques (INSEE) 

France Company Registry Address 

Paris, France 

Date Company Registry Established in France: 


Language(s) of France Company Registry 

French, English 

Number of Company Registries in France 

1 company register in France 

Can you search companies online for free in France? 


Related Associations in France: 

Register of Commerce (Infogreffe) (in French) 
French Greffe of the Tribunal de Commerce of Paris 
Journal officiel de la République française – Bulletin of Obligatory Legal Announcements (in French) 
Official Bulletin of Civil and Commercial Notices (Bodacc) (in French) 
Autorité des marchés financiers – Decisions and financial disclosures database (BDIF) 

What information can I view for free at France Company Registry: 

France Company Status - État 
France Company Name - Dénomination 
France Registered Address - Adresse 
France Business Activity - Activité principale exercée 
France Number of Employees - Tranche d'effectif 

What information is included in a France Company Profile / Extract? 

France Company Name 
France Type of business 
France Company Address 
France Contact information 
France Company Activity 
France Share capital 
France Board members 
France Balance sheets and financial statements 

Do you need to register / sign up at the France Company Registry? 


Number of Registered Companies in France 

Over 20,900,000 companies registered in France 

How to Register / Incorporate a company in France? 

You can register a company in France through a France company formation agent. 

Minimum share capital (private limited) in France 

EUR 1 is minimum share capital in France 

What is the Corporate tax rate in France? 

33% is corporate tax rate in France 

What is the VAT rate payable on sales to local customers in France? 

20% is VAT rate in France 

Types of Companies in France: 

Legal entities in France: 
Société anonyme (SA) – joint-stock company 
Société par actions simplifiée (SAS) – “simplified” Joint-stock company 
Société à responsabilité limitée (Sàrl) – limited liability company 
Entreprise unipersonnelle à responsabilité limitée (EURL) – limited liability company (only 1 founder) 
Société en Commandite par Actions (S.C.A.) – joint-stock partnership in commendam 
Unincorporated companies in France: 
Microentreprise – individual entrepreneur 
Société civile (SC) – unlimited partnership 
Société civile immobilière (SCI) – property management association 
Société en nom collectif (SNC) – registered partnership 
Société civile professionelle (SCP) – partnership of freelancers 
Société en commandite (SCS) – limited partnership 

France Company Documents Available: 

Current extract from France Commercial Register 
Historical extract from France Commercial Register 
Corporate documents from France Commercial Register 
Annual financial statements France Commercial Register 

What are the Financial Regulatory Authorities in France? 

Autorité des marchés financiers (France) (AMF) 
Organisme pour le registre unique des intermédiaires en assurance, banque et finance (France) (ORIAS) 
French Prudential Supervision and Resolution Authority (Autorité de contrôle prudentiel et de résolution - ACPR) 
French Takeover Panel 

What are the Stock Exchanges in France? 

Euronext in Paris 

Can you order a France Apostille Certificate? 

Yes, France agreed to the 1961 Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents. Therefore, France accepts the Apostille Certificate for France Company Registry Search Documents in place of any further legalisation process. 
France signed up to the Hague Convention on 24th January 1965. 

France Company Registry Search 

All local France Company searches can be under taken via our France Company Registry search. Where there is more than one France Company Registry an France company search will be made via a local France company registry search in the city where the company or business is registered. Many France company searches can be made on line but in some cases the France company search needs to search the local France company register in person, post or by email. Creditreform and it’s local company search partners undertake these services on behalf of our international clients. 

France Company Documents 

The France Company Registry hold all company documents on record and many of these can be downloaded instantly if you have registered with the France company registry. Alternatively you can order France company documents, company extracts or any registered document such as the France Memorandum of Association via Creditreform. Creditreform’ s local registered agent will then undertake an France company search on your behalf and we will forward the results via email. 

France Certificate of Good Standing 

The certificate of Good standing is issued by the local France company registry and in many cases can be downloaded by a registered company agent. Besides the Certificate of Good Standing other specific documents can be purchased such as the France Certificate of Incorporation or the France Memorandum of Association.. 

France Private Investigation Work 

There are many reasons for the need to use our France private investigator or France process server. We partner with fully approved local France private detectors who are experts in their field and provide our clients with a fully confidential service including France skip tracing and France document serving where required. 

France Company Formations 

There are many reasons why our clients need to use our France company formation services. Through our fully approved local France company registration agent the France company incorporation is made as simple as possible. We will undertake all the necessary France company searches to ensure the chosen name is available and guide you through the necessary documentation required to incorporate the company required. 
"We are pleased with the friendly and efficient service of Adrian Harding and staff at Creditreform in collecting outstanding overdue debts on our behalf. Some accounts, especially those located overseas have been difficult customers but we are pleased with the high rate of success. We also appreciate that they keep us informed and constantly updated on the progress of the collection" 
Bryan De Beer, Phoenix Fragrances 
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