1. Germany Prices & Delivery Times 

Normal delivery: 7-10 working days = GBP 125 
Express delivery: 5-7 working days = GBP 175 
Flash delivery: 3-4 working days = GBP 225 
All credit reports are delivered by email. 

2. Germany Sample Report 

The sample report shows the layout, data included and our credit assessment.  

3. What’s included in the report? 

Ownership & Management 
Financial Details (where available) 
Default Information 
Credit Scoring & Rating 
All credit reports are delivered in English 
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To request a copy of the original registry documents please contact us and we will advise availibility. 
Please note that official registry documentation is usually in the language of the registration jurisdiction. 
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Germany Company Search 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 Germany: 

Germany FREE Updated Reports for 12 months  

When purchasing Germany business credit reports you will automatically receive free full business credit reports for 12 months which will include any changes or updates during that period. 

Quality Company Search Reports 

Creditreform Germany business credit reports are the best quality reports in the market.  Today there are 128 independent branches in Germany with around 128,000 member companies of all sizes and industries. From industrial groups, banks and insurance companies as well as small businesses and start-ups. All registered companies throughout Germany are instantly available via our online database. The data is constantly updated on a daily basis. All Germany business credit report data is obtained and analysed by our dedicated and experienced investigation team who interview the enquired companies and obtain data from the media and other local sources every day. This data together with the registered public information and trade payment records is then uploaded into our systems to formulate an accurate credit risk score. This ensure as a Creditreform client you can trade with confidence. 

No Contractual Requirements for Company Check Reports 

Here at Creditreform UK we do not requirement any membership, subscription or contractual commitment to obtain Germany business credit reports. This also applies to our International business credit reports globally. 
Naturally, if clients do require an annual contract for their own purposes we will provide this service. However, our Germany business credit reports can be purchased on a pay as you use basis so you are only invoiced for the Germany business credit reports taken. You will have free access to our databases via the website with no limit to the number of users you want to use this service. 

Online Germany Company Credit Reports 

More than 3.5 million Germany business credit reports are instantly available around the clock via our online database. This is the largest database of Germany companies in the world. 

Offline Germany Company Credit Reports 

We provide freshly investigated Germany business credit reports on any active company across Germany. There are over 1,000 members of staff collecting data on a daily basis and updating our databases with all the latest information. The assessment of creditworthiness and credit risk is based on a rating system, which has been developed specifically for the credit and receivables management: the Creditreform Solvency Index. It allows you to get a fast and reliable risk assessment and will make your business decisions easy. 

Germany Monitoring Service 

Creditreform provides a full business credit report monitoring service throughout Europe. Please refer to the countries required to establish exactly what data is available for this service. 
Supplements are resulted as a result of changes in following sections 
Trading name 
Communication data 
Company status 
Solvency evaluation 
Payment behaviour 
Credit opinion 
Credit limit 
Change of legal form 
Capital information 
Board of directors/management/company officers 
Authorised representatives 
Business activity 
Annual sales 
Balance sheet data 
Control or profit-transfer agreements 
Negative facts 
Negative entries for participants/company officers 

Creditreform Credit Risk Score 

Creditreform and its partners use a number of key statistical data and scoring methods to ensure the Germany credit business reports provide an accurate assessment of the company on which the report has been obtained. Creditreform’s Bonitaetisindex has a scoring method from 100-600 as follows: 
100-149 = Excellent Credit worthiness 
150-199 = Very good credit worthiness 
200-249 = Good credit worthiness 
250-299 = Medium credit worthiness 
300-349 = Weak credit worthiness 
350-499 = Very weak credit worthiness 
500 = Poor credit worthiness 
600 = Insufficient credit worthiness/cessation of payments 

Germany Company Search Report Pricing Structures 

Naturally the costs to obtain information differs from country to country. Here at Creditreform we always endeavour to provide the most competitive prices for the best quality Germany business credit reports. We will structure a pricing schedule to meet your individual requirements. 

Germany Company Search Report Delivery Times 

There are over 88 million Germany credit reports instantly available via our databases.  Bespoke offline Germany business reports have three delivery times: 
Flash Service Business Credit Report : Supplied within 1 working day 
Express Service Business Credit Report: Supplied within 48 Hours 
Normal Service Business Credit Report: Supplied with 3/5 working days depending on which country the credit report has been ordered from. 

Specialist Debt Recovery Service Germany No Win No Fee 

There are many unique requirements to international debt collection services in all countries including Germany 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 Germany debt collection agency and not from debt collectors UK. This method of Germany 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 Germany 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. 

Germany Skip Tracing 

Creditreform’s debt collection company service also uses expert international tracing agents including Germany 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 Company Search Experts 

There are many unique requirements to providing international company search reports in all countries including Germany company search services which differ from company credit check reports UK services. Therefore it is very important that information is obtained directly by our expert international local company check partners and not from the Credit Report UK services. Our multi lingual local company search partners are able to provide all business credit reports in English including the bespoke investigated business credit reports. 

Germany Company Registry Name 

German Commercial Register - Unternehmensregister 

Germany Company Registry Address 

Amtsgericht Hagen, Servicestelle Registerportal, Heinitzstr. 42, 58097 Hagen (Germany) 

Date Company Registry Established in Germany 

The Germany Company Register has been online since 2007. 

Language(s) of Germany Company Registry 

The Germany Company Register is in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. 

Number of Company Registries in Germany 

1 company register in Germany 

Related Associations in Germany 

Business Register System (German: Unternehmensregister) — centralized statistical business register 
Bundesanzeiger — official gazette 
Federal Financial Supervisory Authority — listed companies 

Can you search companies online for free in Germany? 

Yes, you can search for free at the Germany Company Register. 

What information can I view for free at Germany Company Registry 

Germany Company Name 
Germany Company Address 
Germany Company Status 
Germany State/Region 
Germany Company Number 

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

Germany Company Name 
Germany Type of Business 
Germany Company Address 
Germany Company branches and subsidiaries 
Germany activity 
Germany Managemen / CEO 
Germany Registered Share Capital 
Germany Type of ownership 
Germany Date of latest changes in the register 

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

Yes to obtain further information at Germany registry. 

Number of Registered Companies in Germany 

Over 5,600,000 companies registered in Germany 

Number of Officers in Germany 

Over 4,600,000 officers registered in Germany 

How to Register / Incorporate a company in Germany? 

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

Average incorporation fee (private limited) in Germany 

EUR 150 

Minimum share capital (private limited) in Germany 

EUR 1 is minimum share capital in Germany 

What is the Corporate tax rate in Germany? 

30% is corporate tax rate in Germany 

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

19% is VAT rate in Germany 

Types of Companies in Germany 

Germany Legal entities: 
AG – Germany joint-stock company 
GmbH – Germany limited liability company 
UG – Germany entrepreneurial company with limited liability 
e. V. – Germany registered non-profit organization 
InvAG – Germany investment joint-stock company 
Germany Unincorporated companies: 
e. K./e. Kfm./e. Kffr. – Germany registered individual entrepreneur 
e. G./eG – Germany registered partnership 
GbR – Germany simple partnership 
KG – Germany limited partnership 
KGaA – Germany joint-stock partnership in commendam 
OHG – Germany registered trading partnership 
PartG – Germany partnership uniting people of liberal professions 

Germany Company Documents Available 

Germany Company Commercial Extract 
Chronological extract from Germany commercial register 
Historical extract from Germany commercial register 
Annual accounting statements from Germany commercial register 
List of founders from Germany commercial register 

What are the Financial Regulatory Authorities in Germany? 

Germany - Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin - Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht) 

What are the Stock Exchanges in Germany? 

Berliner Börs (XBER) in Berlin which was founded in 1685 
Börse Düsseldorf (XDUS) in Düsseldorf 
Hamburg Stock Exchange (XHAN/XHAM) in Hamburg/Hanover which was founded in 1558 
Börse München (XMUN) in München which was founded in 1830 
Börse Stuttgart (XSTU) in Stuttgart which was founded in 1861 
Frankfurt Stock Exchange (XFRA) in Frankfurt which was founded in 1585 

Can you order a Germany Apostille Certificate? 

Yes, Germany agreed to the 1961 Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents. Therefore, Germany accepts the Apostille Certificate for Germany Company Registry Search Documents in place of any further legalisation process. 
Germany signed up to the Hague Convention on 13th February 1966. 

Germany Company Registry Search 

All local Germany Company searches can be under taken via our Germany Company Registry search. Where there is more than one Germany Company Registry an Germany company search will be made via a local Germany company registry search in the city where the company or business is registered. Many Germany company searches can be made on line but in some cases the Germany company search needs to search the local Germany 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. 

Germany Company Documents 

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

Germany Certificate of Good Standing 

The certificate of Good standing is issued by the local Germany 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 Germany Certificate of Incorporation or the Germany Memorandum of Association.. 

Germany Private Investigation Work 

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

Germany Company Formations 

There are many reasons why our clients need to use our Germany company formation services. Through our fully approved local Germany company registration agent the Germany company incorporation is made as simple as possible. We will undertake all the necessary Germany company searches to ensure the chosen name is available and guide you through the necessary documentation required to incorporate the company required. 

Legitimate Interest 

Legitimate interest 
For data protection reasons, you must disclose your legitimate interest in the report. 
The retrieval of a credit report is permissible in this case if you want to check the creditworthiness of a person or company that wants to participate in your company or in whose company you want to participate. If you are only concerned with the question of whether someone has a share in a particular company, it is not necessary to call up a full credit report. For this purpose, please use the product "Company report" or "Family tree". 
Credit check 
During an ongoing business relationship, there may be an occasion for checking the creditworthiness of the contractual partner. Such a reason exists, for example, if one receives indications that point to a change in the economic situation of the business partner or if one wishes to expand the scope of the existing business relationship or change payment conditions. An additional prerequisite is that the credit check should prevent a concrete economic or credit risk. 
Your business partner does not pay your invoice. You have to send a reminder for the receivable. Before you invest time and money in realizing the receivable, you want to clarify the debtor's creditworthiness up to date. 
Business initiation 
A business initiation exists if the establishment of a business relationship with the inquired person/company is concretely intended or imminent. This is the case, for example, if an offer to conclude a contract has already been made or interest in concluding a contract has been signaled by other means, e.g. by telephone, and this conclusion of contract, if it were concluded with an insolvent contractual partner, would involve a credit or economic risk. 
Credit decision 
You conclude a transaction with a customer in which there is a credit or commercial risk for you, e.g. goods or services are delivered or provided in advance. 
Overdue receivable 
In a business relationship, payment of an invoice has been outstanding for a very long time. You have sent reminders for the debt to no avail and are considering having the debt collected by a debt collection service provider, for example. To avoid unnecessary costs, the creditworthiness of the debtor must be currently checked. 
Insurance contract 
Even before an insurance contract is concluded, there may be a legitimate interest in checking the creditworthiness of the interested party. As a rule, the prerequisite is that the interested party specifically wants to conclude an insurance policy and that the insurance product in question is from a line of business in which there is a risk of credit or economic losses if the policy is concluded with an insolvent policyholder. 
Enforcement information 
The claim against your debtor is titled. Before further costly enforcement measures are initiated, the debtor's creditworthiness must be checked up to date. 
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