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 – Portugal 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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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 

Since 1947 

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%) 
Association (8,45%) 
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. 

Portugal Skip Tracing 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 
Portugal Shareholders 

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. 
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