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Portugal Business Credit Report Services
Creditreform operates a global specialist International Business credit report service. We have local offices and fully approved expert international Risk analysis experts in every country worldwide. This enables us to provide expert upto 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 Business Credit Report Partners are able to:
Assess local businesses trading activities
Update information immediately there are any changes
Know and understand the local economies
Are in the same time zones
Herewith details of our company credit reporting service Portugal
Location of business credit reporting office(s) in Portugal
Lisboa (head office)
Columbano Bordalo Pinheiro, nº 75 - 7º andar - Frações 7.01 a 7.03 | Edifício Pórtico, 1070-061 LISBOA
Porto (Commercial Office)
Praça do Bom Sucesso - Nº61 - 6º andar - escritório 605 | 4150-146 PORTO
Number of Company credit checking staff
How long been operating a company credit reporting service in Portugal
How many registered companies are there in Portugal?
Over 773 Thousand active Companies (contain all the national companies)
How many company registries in Portugal for businesses? (i.e. UK just has 1 central registry)
Commercial Registry Office
What are the most common type of companies in Portugal? (i.e. in UK we have Private Limited / Public Limited / Sole Proprietors / Partnerships)
Ltd Comp. (52,91%)
One-Person Limited Company (31,58%)
Joint Stock Comp. (4,54%)
What type of company credit reports do you provide, i.e. Database / Investigated
Delivery Times for Investigated company credit reports in Portugal
You have two priorities: Up to 3 working days or up to 7 Working days
What additional information can be obtained in an investigated business credit report compared to a database company credit report?
The investigation service can be requested whenever it doesn’t find an entity or considers that, according to the available content, the report will require a further update.
Simultaneously, an Our Partner analyzes a research request whenever available, based on data, it doesn’t meet the quality levels recommended by our Partner , displays visually immediately or with an available report, paying only an investment immediately or until the day useful below.
This service involves the complete investigation of the report on an entity, that is, within the scope of the investigation, Our partner retrieves several official sources, such as, for example, in consultation with public entities and their suppliers, with no sense of meeting or maximum of information as well as confirm existing information.
The Investigation Request is activated on the specific screen for that purpose, or after the search result, in situations where you don’t find a desired entity.
The Investigation is free whenever, after it, there is no information on the whereabouts of an entity (whereabouts Unknown, Unknown). In these situations, a Report with information available is sent to the client, there is no problem regarding the investigation process.
What information is compulsory to be filed in Portugal (i.e. Financials / Shareholders / Share Capital / Directors / Management)
Financials / Shareholders / Share Capital / Management
Do company credit reports contain negative information? (for example, bankruptcies, court judgments, insolvency details, negative payment history, etc)
It contains all the negative information that is official and public and that we can obtain.
Are financials required to be filed in Portugal?
Yes, only companies
If yes, how often are financials required to be filed by Portugal?
Once a year
Are there penalties if a companies in Portugal fail to file their financials on time?
Yes, they have
Do you provide a monitoring service in Portugal?
If yes, what information can be monitored for each company?
Financial and Negative information, Score and Legal structure.
Do you provide Consumer / Private Person reports?
only by request for investigation and when authorized by the investigated person.
Debt Recovery Service Portugal No Win No Fee
There are many unique requirements to international debt collection services in all countries including Portugal 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 Portugal debt collection agency and not from debt collectors UK. This method of Portugal 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 Portugal 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.
Creditreform’s debt collection company service also uses expert international tracing agents including Portugal 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 Portugal 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.
Portugal Company Registry Name
Portal da Empresa / Institute of Registrars and Notaries (Instituto dos Registos e Notariado – IRN (Ministry of Justice)
Portugal National Register Address
Av. Fontes Pereira de Melo 7, 1050-115 Lisboa, Portugal
Language(s) for local Registry
The Portugal Company Register is in Portuguese and English languages only.
Number of Company Registries in Portugal
1 company register in Portugal
Related Associations in Portugal
Ministry of Justice – Entity Search
Can you search companies online for free in Portugal?
No, you are unable to search for free at the Portugal Company Register.
What information can I view for free at the local registry?
None but a Portugal company extract/profile will include where available:
Portugal Company Name
Portugal Foundation Date
Portugal Type of Business
Portugal Company Address
Portugal Registered Share Capital
Portugal Board members
Portugal Branches and subsidiaries
Portugal Balance sheets
Do you need to register / sign up at the registry?
Yes, you can register.
Number of Registered Companies in Portugal:
Over 590,000 companies registered in Portugal
How to Register / Incorporate a company in Portugal?
You can register a company in Portugal through a Portugal company formation agent.
Average incorporation fee (private limited) in Portugal
The average incorporation fee to form a private limited company in Portugal is EUR 290.
Minimum share capital (private limited) in Portugal
EUR 1 is minimum share capital in Portugal
What is the Corporate tax rate in Portugal?
21% is corporate tax rate in Portugal
What is the VAT rate payable on sales to local customers in Portugal?
23% is VAT rate in Portugal
Types of Companies in Portugal
Cooperativa ≈ cooperative: The name of the entity should include the expression "Cooperativa" or "União de Cooperativas" or "Federação de Cooperativas" or "Confederação de Cooperativas"
CRL (Cooperativa de Responsabilidade Limitada): limited liability cooperative
S.A. (Sociedade Anónima): ≈ plc (UK), and these are further classified as:
S.A., Sociedade Aberta: ≈ publicly traded corporation (literally "open company").
S.F., Sociedade Fechada: ≈ privately held (closely held) corporation (literally "closed company")
Lda. (Limitada): ≈ Ltd. (UK), and these might be:
Unipessoal Lda.: single member company (literally: "Unipersonal Ltd.")
SGPS (Sociedade Gestora de Participações Sociais): holding company (literally "shareholding management company")
SUA (Sociedade Unipessoal Anónima): ≈ Sole Proprietorship
Self-managed collective investment companies
SGOIC (Sociedades Gestoras de Organismos de Investimento Coletivo) = Self-managed collective investment management companies
SIC (Sociedades de Investimento Coletivo) = self-managed collective investment companies
Portugal Company Documents Available
Portugal Company Commercial Extract
Other Services Offered
Portugal Land Registry
Portugal Vehicle Registration
What are the Financial Regulatory Authorities in Portugal?
Portuguese Securities Market Commission (CMVM)
Portuguese Insurance Regulator (ASF)
What are the Stock Exchanges in Portugal?
Euronext in Lisbon
Can you order a Portugal Apostille Certificate?
Yes, Portugal agreed to the 1961 Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents. Therefore, Portugal accepts the Apostille Certificate for Portugal Documents in place of any further legalisation process.
Portugal signed up to the Hague Convention on 4th February 1969.
Portugal Company Registry Search
All local Portugal Company searches can be under taken via our Portugal reporting service. Where there is more than one local registry in a country a Portugal company search will be made via a local registry search in the city where the company or business is registered. Many Portugal company searches can be made on line but in some cases the Portugal company search needs to search the local Portugal 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.
Portugal Company Documents
The Portugal Registry holds all company documents on record and many of these can be downloaded instantly if you have registered with the Portugal register. Alternatively you can order Portugal company documents, company extracts or any registered document such as the Portugal Memorandum of Association via Creditreform. Creditreform’ s local registered agent will then undertake an Portugal company search on your behalf and we will forward the results via email.
Portugal Certificate of Good Standing
The certificate of Good standing is issued by the local Portugal 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 Portugal Certificate of Incorporation or the Portugal Memorandum of Association..
Portugal Private Investigation Work
There are many reasons for the need to use an Portugal private investigator or Portugal process server. We partner with fully approved local Portugal private detectors who are experts in their field and provide our clients with a fully confidential service including Portugal skip tracing and Portugal document serving where required.
Portugal Company Formations
There are many reasons why our clients need to use our Portugal company formation services. Through our fully approved local Portugal company registration agent the Portugal company incorporation is made as simple as possible. We will undertake all the necessary Portugal company searches to ensure the chosen name is available and guide you through the necessary documentation required to incorporate the company required.