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6/07/2016 - Concerned About the Risk of Complex Economies?

Creditsafe, the world’s most used supplier of on-line business credit reports, to-day released key insights and tips for companies looking to develop business relationships with companies located in complex and emerging economies.

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5/24/2016 - In the News: Oil and Gas Industries Continue Downward Spiral

Creditsafe USA, the world’s most used supplier of company business intelligence, today released troubling statistics about the volatile oil and gas sectors. Featured in the Creditsafe Oil and Gas Sector Report, this analysis examines the key financial metrics of an industry where six major companies have declared massive financial problems in less than two weeks. With five companies filing for Chapter 11 protection—Breitburn Energy Partners, Intervention Energy, LLC., Linn Energy, Pennsylvania Virginia Corp., and Sand Ridge Energy and Seventy Seven Energy, Inc. declaring financial restructuring, the future of this significant US industrial market is unclear.

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5/17/2016 - In the News: Oil and Gas Industries Face Uncertain Future: Five Major Players Declare Financial Distress

Creditsafe USA, the world’s most used supplier of company business intelligence, to-day released startling statistics about the troubled oil and gas sector. This report comes on the heels of Chapter 11 filings by four significant industry powerhouses: Breitburn Energy Partners, Linn Energy, Pennsylvania Virginia Corp., and Sand Ridge Energy, as well as the restructuring announcement by Seventy Seven Energy, Inc.

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AEROPOSTALE, a company in the retail clothing sector, was incorporated in 1995. The company has shown an alarming decline in key financial metrics over the past three years. Not only has revenue dropped from $2.4 billion in 2013 to $1.5 billion in 2016, but the company has gone from being profitable in 2013 (profit before tax $59 million) to reporting significant losses in 2014 (-$186m), 2015 (-$222m) and 2016 (-$132m).

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5/2/2016 - In the News: Creditsafe Sheds New Light on China

Creditsafe, the world’s most used supplier of on-line business credit reports, today an-nounced it has extended its global database to include critical information on over 40 million private and public companies in China.  This marks the first time such an expansive portfolio of financial information and analytics focused specifically on China has been commercially available.  As of May 2016, Creditsafe offers comprehensive business intelligence on public and private companies in over 200 countries around the world. 

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4/13/2016 - In the News: (Econo Times) Creditsafe Extends Global Reach to Far East, South Pacific and Russia

Creditsafe  today announced it has extended its global database to include critical information on more than 190 million private and public companies in the furthest corners of the world. Effective April 2016, Creditsafe now has comprehensive business intelligence on public and private companies in nearly 200 countries including: Australia, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Russia, South Korea, Sri Lanka and Taiwan.

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1/6/2016 - In the News: (The Morning Call) Creditsafe plans to hire 250 within 3 years in South Whitehall

Creditsafe, a business credit reporting service company based in the U.K. which opened their U.S. headquarters facility in Allentown three years ago, recently moved to a larger facility on Crackersport Road in Allentown. The company currently employs 150 people and expects to hire up to 250 more employees in the next three years. The company has an open and mobile working space in the new facility.

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12/14/2015 - News Release: Creditsafe Expands Into Mexico

Creditsafe, Inc., the world’s most-used supplier of online business credit reports, today launched a revolutionary database for the Mexican marketplace that provides a comprehensive listing of negative data on over 1.5 million  or 75% of the businesses across the country. Unlike any other credit business reporting system for Mexico, Creditsafe’s solution provides the most complete solution for evaluating the financial stability of businesses in the country.

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9/30/2015 - News Release: Credit Risk Drops Among U.S. Construction Firms, a Positive Sign of Recovery for America’s Building Industry, According to Creditsafe

Credit risk is improving among U.S. construction firms, according to a new report from Creditsafe, the world’s most-used supplier of online business credit reports. The credit analysis of 1.7 million U.S. construction firms shows consistent improvements in credit ratings and payment performance across the industry. 

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9/21/2015 - News Release: International Business Credit Reporting Powerhouse Creditsafe Celebrates 18-Year Anniversary, Three Years in U.S. Market

Creditsafe – the world’s most-used supplier of business credit reports – is celebrating its 18-year anniversary this month, three years in the U.S. Since first opening its doors in Norway in 1997, the company quickly became the largest credit reporting bureau in Europe and is now the world’s most-used supplier of business credit reports. Its success is driven by its ability to deliver a high-quality, affordable alternative to large competitors, like Dun & Bradstreet, as well as unmatched international reporting capabilities.

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8/3/2015 - In the News: (Mike Michalowicz – Profit First) EPISODE 39: Cashflow and Niche Focusing  with David Knowles and Kacee Johnson

Creditsafe’s Group Marketing Director David Knowles sheds light on the world of credit reporting and why every small business needs business credit reports.

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7/8/2015 - In the News: (Forbes) Small Businesses Vet Their Paper Clips More Carefully Than They Vet Their Customers

Entrepreneurs and small business owners carefully scrutinize every decision, down to the cost of paper clips. But, ironically, many neglect to vet the biggest potential source of risk to their business – their own customers and clients. Even just one non-paying customer has the potential to sink a company.

Small businesses would do well to take a lesson from their corporate brethren and avail themselves of the business credit report. 

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6/9/2015 - News Release: Creditsafe Launches Federal Motor Carrier Safety Data for the Transportation Industry

Creditsafe has now integrated Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) data into its credit reports. FMCSA is the agency of the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) responsible for monitoring and developing safety standards for commercial motor vehicles operating in interstate and intrastate commerce. Creditsafe – the world’s most-used supplier of business credit reports – is one of a few select providers authorized by FMCSA to collect and report this government-sourced data.

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5/26/2015 - In the News: (Barry Moltz – Your Business Unstuck) #327 Pricing, Technology, Credit Reports, Communication and Compliance

Creditsafe’s Group Marketing Director David Knowles shares advice with entrepreneurs and small business owners about which of their customers to extend credit to, which not to, and how a business credit report can help them make these important decisions.

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5/11/2015 - In the News: (Entrepreneur Podcast Network) Why Credit Reports are Important for Small Businesses

David Knowles, Group Marketing Director of Creditsafe, the world’s most-used supplier of business credit reports joins the Entrepreneur Podcast Network to talk about why credit reports are important for small businesses and how to benefit most from them.

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5/6/2015 - In the News: (Credit & Collections News) Think Credit Reports are too expensive to use as an ongoing due diligence tool? Think Again

A business credit report is most often used by credit and collections professionals at the beginning of a new client relationship to determine a company’s risk level before issuing a line of trade credit. But after that their usage tends to dwindle, largely because of the notion that obtaining reliable credit data is too expensive.

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4/29/2015 - News Release: Business Credit Reporting Bureau Creditsafe Reports Exceptionally Strong Financial Results in 2014 Across its Global Operations

Creditsafe – the world’s most-used provider of company credit reports – today announced that it has delivered exceptionally strong financial results for 2014 across its global operations, reporting a 25 percent increase in total revenues.

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4/20/2015 - In the News: (Global Trade) Dogged Due Diligence

Learn about why conducting due diligence on a foreign business partner is essential and what U.S. businesses can take to avoid a bad foreign partnership. 

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4/6/2015 - In the News: (The CEO Magazine) Why Small Business Owners Don’t Use Credit Reports But Should

Getting paid on time is a cornerstone of success for all companies, regardless of size. However, maintaining a healthy cash flow is especially important for small businesses; just a handful of late or missed payments can be devastating.What’s problematic is that small businesses are overlooking a simple risk management tool that can help mitigate or avoid this issue altogether: credit reports.

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4/1/2015 - News Release: Creditsafe Now Offers Instant Online Access to Brazilian Business Credit Reports

Creditsafe – the world’s most-used supplier of online business credit reports – has further expanded its international credit monitoring coverage to include Brazil. As a result, its customers can now get immediate online access to reliable business intelligence covering more than 17 million Brazilian companies.

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3/31/2015 - In the News: (CFO) Credit Reports in U.S., Europe May Soon Speak the Same Language

Any finance professional who has pulled a credit report on a European company has probably been delighted by the depth and quality of the financial data available, even for small companies that are not publicly traded. At the same time, they may have been puzzled by the lack of payment history that serves as the backbone for most commercial credit reports in the United States.

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3/30/2015 - In the News: (Small Business Trends) Why You Should Use Credit Reports to Vet B2B Customers

You probably wouldn’t dream of loaning large amounts of money without credit information on the borrower, right?

But do you pull credit reports on the companies with whom you do business?

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3/23/2015 - In the News: (Construction Today) Credit Reports: Because You Can’t Un-build a Building

In the construction industry, it’s important to know who you’re working with up front. From developers to construction management firms to subcontractors, evaluating the financial stability of potential business partners will protect your investment and resources down the road. Because, let’s face it — if you don’t get paid, you can’t un-build a building.

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3/10/2015 - News Release: 25 Largest U.S. Women-Owned Companies Pay Their Bills 5 Days Faster Than Most Companies

Just in time for National Women’s History Month comes this upbeat news: Women-owned businesses are prompt bill payers. The 25 largest women-owned companies pay their bills more than five days faster than the national average for all companies, reports Creditsafe.

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3/3/2015 - News Release: Fastest Growing User of Credit Reports is Small Business

Credit reports – long a staple in the finance departments of large companies – are now being used more frequently by small businesses. That’s due to more competitive pricing and a growing sophistication by small business owners concerned about protecting themselves from getting stiffed by customers.

Half of the new customers of Creditsafe, Inc. – many of them small businesses – have never used a credit report before.

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3/2/2015 - News Release: Creditsafe’s New Debt Collection Service Helps Businesses Increase their Likelihood of Getting Paid.

World’s most-used supplier of company credit reports partners with business process outsourcing provider, iQor, to add debt collection to its product offerings

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2/1/2015 - In the News: (North Dallas Gazette) Seahawks have an edge over Patriots off the field in one area

Everyone thinks they have some magic formula to predict who will win the Super Bowl, from reading chicken bones to letting Teddy Bear the Porcupine tell us based on which of the two ears of corn he nibbles on first, each designated for the Seahawks and Patriots, respectively.

An infographic from Creditsafe – the world’s most-used provider of online company credit reports – which shows how the Patriots and Seahawks stack up in terms of their payment performance.

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1/28/2015 - News Release: European Powerhouse Credit Reporting Firm Creditsafe Shakes Up U.S. Business Information Market

For years, Dun & Bradstreet has dominated the U.S. credit reporting industry. But now, two years after entering the U.S. market, U.K.-based Creditsafe is changing that.

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1/7/2015 - News Release: Looking to Start a New Business in 2015? Consider Alaska, Where Companies Pay Their Bills Faster Than Anywhere Else in U.S.

If launching a new business in 2015 is one of your New Year’s resolutions, you might want to move to Alaska, where companies pay their bills faster than in any other state, according to new data released by Creditsafe, the world’s most-used supplier of online company credit reports. Conversely, companies in Georgia are slowest to pay their bills, says Creditsafe.

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12/22/2014 - News Release: Creditsafe Receives Approval From Export-Import Bank of the United States

Creditsafe, the world’s most-used supplier of online company credit reports, today announced that it has been named by Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) as an approved supplier of company credit reports.

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11/19/2014 - In the News: (The Arizona Republic/azcentral) Credit-report firm hiring staff at new Tempe office

Creditsafe, a global company that provides company credit reports, has opened a sales office in Tempe with plans to hire a total of 150 workers.

Located at 1400 E. Southern Ave., the office will serve customers in the western U.S. Creditsafe has hired 30 employees for the location and continues to recruit salespeople.

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11/17/2014 - News Release: Creditsafe Expands Successful US Operations With New Office In Phoenix, Arizona

Creditsafe, the business intelligence experts, has opened a second US office following two successful years building its business in North America. The new Creditsafe office will be based in Tempe, near Phoenix, Arizona and is predicted to grow from its current base of 30 employees to 150 by 2016.

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11/12/2014 - News Release: Company Credit Ratings in Three of Europe’s Largest Economies Drop

The U.K. is the only one of Europe’s four largest economies to report an increase in average company credit ratings in four key sectors, according to new data released today by Creditsafe.

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1/16/2013 - In the News: (South Whitehall Patch) Creditsafe USA and The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce celebrate the grand opening of the company's North American Headquarters

Creditsafe USA's North American Headquarters opened in South Whitehall about three months ago but Group Marketing Director David Knowles said it already "feels like home."

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11/19/2012 - In the News: (South Whitehall Patch) Creditsafe's Move to South Whitehall a Social Media, Networking Success Story

Anyone who questions whether or not social media and networking are really worth it should study the story about how Creditsafe USA, a European-based company that supplies online business credit information, made it to South Whitehall.

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11/8/2012 - In the News: (The Morning Call) Creditsafe opens U.S. headquarters in Lehigh Valley 

Creditsafe opened its U.S. headquarters in a South Whitehall Township office park in September 2012. It employs 50 salespeople and expects to grow to more than 300 employees in the next four years.

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8/9/2012 - In the News: (Lehigh Valley Live) Creditsafe USA to open North American headquarters in South Whitehall Township

Creditsafe USA, a venture of the European supplier of online business credit information Creditsafe Group, will base its North American headquarters in South Whitehall Township and plans to hire up to 250 workers.

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