Creditserve offers instantly available online credit checks on all German companies on either a 'pay as you go' basis, or within an annual subscription, or package of overseas reports.

What is included in an online German credit report?

Online credit reports are available on all incorporated companies based in Germany. The following information is included in these online credit checks:-

  • Incorporation details, which includes business address, registration details.
  • Contact details.
  • Credit risk score and credit limit recommendation.
  • Type of company including size and trading status.
  • Financial data (if filed) and key ratios
  • Shareholders and issued share capital
  • Names of current directors
  • Associated companies including subsidiaries.
  • Information that is filed publicly for the company
  • General information.

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Our German company credit checks cost £30.00 + VAT on a pay as you go basis or you can subscribe to one of our discounted Credit Report packages.

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We are pleased to confirm that our online German credit checks contain the most current information publicly available and are updated on a daily basis.

Creditserve Business Information Ltd provide comprehensive online credit reports on businesses in Germany along with online credit checks on businesses in 19 other European countries as well as the USA.

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The following German companies are required to publish their annual report and accounts:-

All German companies limited by shares, which include public limited companies and partnerships limited by shares and also all private limited companies.

Partnerships without a natural person as a personally liable partner (these are mainly private limited liability companies and limited partnerships but also general partnerships with a company limited by shares as a personally liable partner).

Branches of certain foreign companies limited by shares, above all limited companies which are legally obliged to publish their annual accounts (these are companies such as large retailers which have for 3 consecutive financial years the following: balance sheet total of more than €65 million, turnover of more than €130 million and average of more 5,000 employees)

Irrespective of their legal form, credit institutions, institutions which provide financial services, insurance companies and pension funds.

The criteria for determining small, medium and large German companies are as follows:-

1. Small Companies

Small companies limited by shares are those which exceed no more than one of the three criteria specified below:

  • Balance sheet total: €4,015,000
  • Turnover: €8,030,000
  • Annual average of 50 employees

Small companies only have to file and publish a balance sheet and notes (without a profit and loss account).

2. Medium Companies

Medium-sized companies by shares are those which exceed at least two of the three criteria specified under 1 but exceed no more than one of the three criteria specified below:

  • Balance sheet total: €16,060,000
  • Turnover: €32,120,000
  • Annual average of 250 employees
3. Large Companies

Large companies limited by shares are those which exceed at least two of the three criteria specified in 2.

  • A company limited by shares is always regarded as large if it is active in an organised market
  • Capital market -oriented companies are always regarded as large
  • Credit institutions or institutions which provide financial services.