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What is included in your German company credit check?

Get access to a wealth of valuable information instantly through our German company credit checks. Each report offers comprehensive insights into various aspects of the company, covering:

  • Identification: Incorporation details, business address, registration information, and contact details of potential partners or customers in Germany.
  • Financial Health: Credit risk score and credit limit recommendation, financial data (if filed) and key ratios, insights into financial stability and potential repayment ability.
  • Structure: Type of company, size, trading status, shareholder information, issued share capital, current directors, and associated companies (including subsidiaries) with Germany.
  • Public Records: All publicly filed information about the company for transparency and due diligence.
  • General Information: Additional useful details to support your informed decision-making.

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Why Choose Creditserve’s German Company Credit Checks?

  • Fast and Reliable: Get comprehensive reports within minutes, allowing you to make quick and confident decisions for your German business ventures.
  • Unmatched German data: We leverage the most trusted German sources to deliver a complete picture of the company's financial health and creditworthiness.
  • In-depth Insights: Our reports provide a holistic view, including financial statements, payment behaviour in Germany, legal filings, credit scores, and risk assessments.
  • Flexible Options: Choose between single reports, multi-check packages, or annual subscriptions to fit your specific needs and budget in the German market.
  • Local Expertise: Our dedicated team, familiar with the German business landscape, is available to answer questions and help you interpret the reports.

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Benefits of Running German Company Credit Reports

  • Minimise Bad Debt: Identify German companies with a history of late payments or defaults, safeguarding your finances from potential losses.
  • Make Informed Decisions: Gain valuable insights before entering into contracts or extending credit in Germany. Assess a company's creditworthiness to make informed decisions that benefit your business.
  • Negotiate with Confidence: Leverage our reports as powerful tools during negotiations. Secure better terms for your business deals within the German market.
  • Enhanced Compliance: Comply with  Know Your Customer (KYC) regulations in Germany.  Our reports help you  mitigate fraud risks and ensure you're working with reliable partners.

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Company legal entities registered in Germany*

  • Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung (GmbH): The most popular form, similar to a Limited Liability Company (LLC) in the US. 
  • Unternehmergesellschaft (haftungsbeschränkt) (UG): A "mini-GmbH" with a lower minimum capital requirement of €1. 
  • Aktiengesellschaft (AG): A public limited company similar to a corporation. 
  • Einzelunternehmen: A sole proprietorship where the owner has full liability for the business debts.
  • Gesellschaft des bürgerlichen Rechts (GbR): A civil law partnership similar to a general partnership.
  • Offene Handelsgesellschaft (OHG): A general partnership where all partners have unlimited personal liability.
  • Kommanditgesellschaft (KG): A limited partnership with two types of partners: general partners and limited partners.


*For our clients information and on a non-reliance basis


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.