The D‑U‑N‑S Number is nine-digits long and was designed by Dun and Bradstreet. It is a unique reference to identify businesses in its databases. Clients can use the D‑U‑N‑S Number to identify a specific business within the Dun and Bradstreet database. 
Clients use the D‑U‑N‑S Numbers to identify a debtor, competitor, etc. and can then establish their credit status and risk assessment. The databases are constantly updated to maintain up-to-date information on more than 330 million global businesses. The D‑U‑N‑S Number also enables clients to identify relationships between businesses and group structures. 
The D‑U‑N‑S Number is used globally to identify and access information on businesses worldwide which are in the Dun and Bradstreet databases. 
What does Creditreform Provide? 
Creditreform uses a number of unique identifiers to access information from our global databases including: 
1.Crefo number 
This is unique to the Germanic speaking countries including Germany, Austria, Luxembourg and Switzerland 
2.Company Number 
All legal entities in the UK and the majority of other countries have a unique company registration numbers which our clients can enter into our systems to identify businesses across the world and either retrieve the business report from our database or purchase a fresh report via our ordering systems. 
3.VAT Number 
All VAT registered businesses in the UK and across the globe have a unique VAT number assigned to them. Using this number we are also able to identify businesses and access their data from our systems 
Creditreform’ s method of identification enables clients to use a various methods to locate a business quickly and effectively ensuring the correct report is obtained every time and is not reliant of any one specific identification number. 
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