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Credit Reports are prepared by compiling information through various official sources and, where applicable, via direct interview with the subjects. Otherwise they are prepared via information obtained through third party sources deemed reliable.
Yes, you can. Simply order the credit report you need and select ‘Add Monitoring’ before checking out to stay up to date on key changes affecting your risk exposure with a company. Cedar Rose’s monitoring service enables clients to be alerted automatically by email or via their subscription dashboard on key changes we record throughout the year, in order to keep their credit profiles more up-to-date. There is a small additional charge for this service.
Reports are compiled only on legally registered entities.
Financial information will be included in the report with full ratio analysis as long as it has been made publicly available or is provided with the company’s permission. In most cases, financial information is presented in a standard internationalised format for easy peer analysis.
Affiliation in the corporate sense is define as the relationship between companies and pertains to:
  • Companies independently run but having the same shareholders (all or majority);
  • Subsidiary companies of a Parent Company that may be ultimately run and managed by the Parent Company;
  • A company partially owned by another company.
Yes, we do compile reports on free zone entities, although their publicly available corporate information, especially in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is limited. All relevant filed information which is accessible to the public would be gathered and presented in the report.
Shareholding capital structure and/or shareholding percentage would be available provided it has been made publicly accessible through official registries.
UKSIC 2007 is the standard industry code used in Cedar Rose reports. NACE (Nomenclature of Economic Activities) the European classifications, or others such as NAICS (North American Industry Classification System) can also be included upon request.
  • Ceased businesses
  • Dormant businesses
  • Branch Offices
  • Newly Established businesses
  • Businesses not yet operational
  • Operating businesses which are considered as very high risk and cannot be recommended
The maximum credit amount recommended by Cedar Rose for any large company is USD 1.5 million which is considered for short term credit up to 180 days. Companies may well be utilising several creditors and have multiple limits with different credit accounts which could therefore pose a much higher risk than normal. The USD 1.5 million credit limit is given for a short term period and it is recommended that creditors apply precautionary measures and request that we conduct thorough Due Diligence when extending longer or higher credit facilities.
Amount of maximum credit provided can be extended to a period of up to 180 days.
CR Score is a credit risk scorecard and proprietary scoring model developed by Cedar Rose to evaluate a business risk level with a set of statistical indicators. CR Score assigns a quantitative measure to a business where the score reflects the business’ risk level in short-term credit repayment. The final score is a number between 0 and 100, the higher the score is, the lower the risk according to the artificial intelligence algorithms and analysis applied to the data available.
Previous information collected on the company and already available in Cedar Rose’s database, mainly related to Annual Turnover and the number of employees, which is a general indication of the company’s business trend and whether it is declining, steady or growing.
Trade Suppliers provide us with details such as, age of relationship, agreed terms of payments, maximum credit limit set, payment behaviour of the subject, business trend and similar information. Information is provided in confidence and our clients are able to rate their customers using our Trade Rate initiative so that this data is shared. Cedar Rose believes that sharing payment data is the key to encouraging prompt payments and helping our customers to stay alert to slow paying companies. Contact Us if you would like to provide a payment rating on any or all of your customers. We can accept trade references online, via email or API.
Trade Rate is Cedar Rose’s scheme to allow trade suppliers to rate the payment performance of their customers on our website. To do so, simply search in the search bar above for any company you have extended credit to in the past. On the results page, select Rate The Company and complete the simple form to add your feedback on whether they paid on time or not. Our analysts will check your submission, verify it and this will then be added to the subject company’s report and reflected in their CR Score.
A Business Information report will contain this information which will be extracted from Cedar Rose’s database which contains millions of companies sourced from the official sources in the jurisdiction where a company is incorporated. However, for the most up-to-date information from the Commercial Register, you will need to order a Corporate Records Report, which will be extracted from the appropriate registry during the turnaround time and contains any amendments filed with the register regarding change of registered name, address, capital, ownership and directorship of the target company. Where it is legally available, we can also provide Copies of Original Corporate Records.
Cedar Rose classifies the company sizes under one of the following categories: SMALL, MEDIUM or LARGE. Classification of the company sizes is analysed using an algorithm, allocating weights and scores to different factors/data fields when available.
If you would like to sign up to an annual subscription, we can arrange this for you if you Contact Us. However, it is not necessary to do so, reports can be purchased here on our website and delivered to you by email, as well as saved in your dashboard (see your Welcome tab on the top right of the screen). You could purchase a package to save money and get free reports, or you can purchase reports one by one as and when you need them.
Apart from the excellent quality of information we are well known for, Cedar Rose provides reports on our website which are interactive. By opening the report in your dashboard (at the Welcome tab, top right of the screen) you can click on the shareholders and directors, PO Box address, telephone number or fax number or affiliates and see whether they are linked to other companies in our database. This helps you to see the network your client is operating in, and through the side bar, you can instantly order reports on those companies too. Cedar Rose also gives all our website users the facility to enter payment performance information on their customers through our Trade Rate initiative without any obligation to purchase a report.
Cedar Rose provides company credit reports in the following countries:
  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • American Samoa
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua & Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia, Plurinational State Of
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Cayman Islands
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo (the Democratic Republic of the)
  • Congo Republic of the Cook Islands
  • Costa Rica
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Curacao Netherlands Antilles
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • East Timor
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • Falkland Islands
  • Faroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • French Polynesia
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guam
  • Guatemala
  • Guernsey - Channel Islands
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Isle of Man
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jersey - Channel Islands
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Korea, Democratic People's Republic Of
  • Korea, Republic Of
  • Kosovo
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho (Kingdom of)
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macau
  • Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic Of
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Martinique
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mayotte
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia, Federated States Of
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Montserrat
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar (formerly Burma)
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • New Caledonia
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger (the)
  • Nigeria
  • Niue
  • Norfolk Island
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Palestine, State of
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Pitcairn Islands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Reunion Island
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Sint Maarten
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania, United Republic Of
  • Thailand
  • Togo
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic Of
  • Vietnam
  • Virgin Islands, British
  • Virgin Islands, US
  • Wallis and Futuna Islands
  • Western Sahara
  • Western Samoa
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
For the most up-to-date information from the Commercial Register, you will need to order a Corporate Records Report, which will be extracted from the appropriate registry during the turnaround time and contains any amendments filed with the register regarding change of registered name, address, capital, ownership and directorship of the target company. Where it is legally available, we can also provide Copies of Original Corporate Records.
Due Diligence Reports are based on publicly accessible legal information obtained from official sources across the countries covered. Cedar Rose has developed its own grading system for its Source, Information & Intelligence Evaluation aiming to assist our clients in better understanding each information field and the source’s reliability as well as the reliability of the intelligence gathered. Sources could include: government departments; ministries and public administrations; local registries; investment authorities; commercial, industrial and legal departments; chambers of commerce and industry; economic free zone authorities; land registries; federal and local courts; official gazettes and legal publications; credited commercial databases; and authorised legal agents. Our in-house research team collate, translate and analyse the data. Bearing in mind confidentiality, data protection, discretion, and non-disclosure agreements, sources names and/or exact identity would not be disclosed. Information and intelligence gathering is always conducted using publicly available sources and source enquiries made for Local Reputation Investigation (Source Enquiries) are conducted discreetly and in confidence.
A Global Compliance & Sanction List Check will check official international lists for this information. Cedar Rose’s multilingual and experienced researchers can dig deeper, with a Due Diligence Report on a Business or an Individual. For even greater peace of mind, we can also conduct a Site Visit and provide digital photographs of the alleged premises. If you would like us to go several steps further, as some large companies and government-owned entities have commissioned us to do to ensure they are trading entirely ethically, we can conduct an Enhanced Due Diligence Report. This will involve not only conducting a thorough due diligence investigation of the company, retrieving official corporate information and researching the media for any negative press; it also includes local reputation checks and business relationship analysis. Additionally, the report identifies any related companies and affiliates through shareholding/directorships or management by the principals of the subject company or those companies that share the same particulars of address as the subject, for example. Additional research can be quoted and conducted in addition to trace back to the ultimate beneficiary ownership
The multilingual researchers at Cedar Rose can carry out a Local Reputation Investigation (Source Enquiries) on an individual or business entity. We can also conduct a Political Associations & Connections (PEP/SOE) Screening or a Published Legal Announcements & Gazettes Search to reveal red flag and adverse information translated into English.
Yes. Cedar Rose researchers can carry out PEP Screening or Political Associations & Connections (PEP/SOE) Screening to disclose whether the subject is politically exposed or has close family members that are politically connected. PEP Screening is conducted via the largest PEP database in the world containing over 1.1 million profiles of PEPs, with over 25,000 individuals added each month. At Cedar Rose we have a unique in-house translation and transliteration dictionary of Arabic to English/French names, which we will use to ensure that all possible translations of the subject's name are searched.
We can provide a Director and Shareholding Report on a Company or on an Individual that will unveil direct relationships with other companies, which the subject is a shareholder or a director of. In the majority of the countries we cover and particularly the MENA region, there are no official public records sources to check and obtain the above information from, as such information is not always electronically compiled nor is it centralized in many of the countries covered. The data will be obtained from CRiS - Cedar Rose’s database compiled since 1997 and containing data on millions of businesses and their owners within the MENA region. The search might not be 100 percent comprehensive, but it is the only search available of its type for the region and we believe that a CRiS Directorship and Shareholding subscription is the best resource for link analysis of businesses to other companies and people, and vice versa.
Yes, Cedar Rose has many options for background screening of potential employees, including Education and Employment History Verification and a combined report. For more high profile positions, we can also carry out Pre-Employment Screening to include verifying the identity of the individual, establishing their employment history and in many countries (where available), checking court records and criminal records. For Pre-Employment Check with Local Language Adverse Media Screening, we also include a local language adverse media search, providing the links to any negative media reports. Our Background Screening services may seem expensive and slow compared to those provided in other countries. This is due to the nature of the MENA region and the poor infrastructure in many countries, locating and contacting previous schools, universities, employers and government departments can be difficult and very time consuming. Sourcing historical records can often involve manual searches through paper files; which again can take a lot of time, patience and effort.
Yes, we do compile reports on free zone entities, although their publicly available corporate information, especially in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), is limited. All relevant filed information which is accessible to the public would be gathered and presented in the report.
Date of Birth of Shareholders and/or Directors would be available provided it has been made publicly accessible through official sources.
Board of Directors and Management’s Date of Appointment would be available provided it has been made publicly accessible through official registries.
In some of the countries we cover, it is legally possible to obtain Copies of Official Certificates and Copies of Original Corporate Records. In many cases, our local operatives can extract the data from original corporate records (even if we are unable to obtain original copies) and supply this in a Corporate Records Report, in the English language.
A Debt Collection Database Search is currently available only for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and GCC countries. In other countries, we can carry out a Court Records Search. In Lebanon, we can also provide a Civil Litigation & Bankruptcy Check on a Company/Entity or Individual which will include unpaid debts as well as bankruptcies, asset seizures, public auctions and civil litigation cases.
In many countries, Cedar Rose can carry out a Court Records Search. For full details for a particular country, please Contact Us.
For searches against international crime watch lists, association with sanctions lists, convictions, criminal records, liens, felonies, fraud, corruption, bribery, money laundering, alleged terrorism, violent and sexual crimes from sources such as the UN, Interpol, Bank of England, the US Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) etc, Cedar Rose can conduct a Global Compliance & Sanction List Check. According to your country of residence, this report can be invaluable in ensuring you comply with trading laws such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (USA) and the Bribery Act 2010 (UK), amongst others.
If you would like to sign up to an annual subscription, we can arrange this for you if you Contact Us. However, it is not necessary to do so, reports can be purchased here on our website and delivered to you by email, as well as saved in your dashboard (see your Welcome tab on the top right of the screen). You could purchase a package to save money and get free reports, or you can purchase reports one by one, as and when you need them.
Yes, we can provide identity verification of individuals (KYC) and companies (KYB) in several countries. Contact Us to know the current full list of countries.
Yes, we offer electronic identity verification via a fully flexible API.
Currently Cedar Rose covers the following countries for eIDV on individuals, but do Contact Us to see if we have added more countries recently if your country of interest is not on this list, as we are continually updating our data coverage:
  • Bahrain
  • Kuwait
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Egypt
  • Lebanon
  • Romania
  • Turkey
  • Jordan
  • Oman
  • Russia
  • United Arab Emirates
The percentage of individuals covered varies from country to country. Our service usually covers the majority of working adult individuals. For exact coverage, please Contact Us to ask for our eIDV Brochure which shows the percentages per country.
Yes, it does.
This varies from country to country but typically the information which can be verified is as follows: Title, Gender, First Name, Middle Names, Surname (in local language and in Romanised characters), Date of Birth, National ID Number, Civil Register Number.
Currently Cedar Rose covers the following countries for eIDV on companies, but do Contact Us to see if we have added more countries recently if your country of interest is not on this list, as we are continually updating our data coverage:
  • Algeria
  • Bahrain
  • Cyprus
  • Egypt
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Jordan
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Palestine
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Syria
  • Tunisia
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Yemen
Again, this varies from country to country but typically the information which can be verified is:
  • Name in English (Latin / Roman script)
  • Company’s Name in native / Local script, if available
  • Company’s Address
  • Company’s official identification numbers with the commercial authorities
  • Date or Year Started
  • Date or Year Registered
  • Business Activities code or description
  • Company Legal Form
  • Company Registered Capital
  • Company Owner(s) Full Name
  • Company Owner(s) Nationality
  • Company Owner(s) Languages spoken
  • Company Owner(s) Percentage of Ownership or No of Shares held
  • Company Director (s) and or Authorised Signatory Full Names
  • Company Director (s) and or Authorised Signatory Nationality
  • Company Director (s) and or Authorised Signatory Languages spoken
  • Company Director (s) or Authorised Signatory Gender
  • Company Director (s) or Authorised Signatory Date of Appointment if available
Yes, you can pay by credit card to purchase a single report or buy a package to obtain free downloads and discounts and save time entering card details every time. If you have an invoice account, you can also pay by Credit Card to settle your pending invoices, either by using this link - if you’re logged in - or this link if you prefer to pay without logging in. Payments are processed securely via Worldpay.
Yes, we can accept bank transfers and payments via Paypal. Please Contact Us for account information.
Subject to approval, if you have a large number of orders, it is possible to set up an invoice account with Cedar Rose. Invoices for Business Information Reports, Company Profiles and Credit Reports are sent out monthly and for other reports they are sent weekly. Please Contact Us and we will send you our Terms Of Service Agreement to sign, should you wish to open a company account.
We are now providing subscribed clients privileged access to our database, CRiS, which is being continually updated with registration, due diligence and credit reporting information and contains linked data on over 12 million companies in the MENA region and millions of individuals – the largest, most accurate and comprehensive of its kind and growing every day. Clients who subscribe benefit from faster turnaround times, discounted reports and less follow ups due to correct initial identification of subject companies. Contact Us to ask about an annual subscription to CRiS.
Cedar Rose has a data pipeline which is scored in terms of priority and priorities can be altered and changed depending on market requirements, clients’ business environment, and source contents. Company data is also updated upon receipt of any enquiry from clients on any specific company – so if you order a Regular, Urgent or 24HR speed report, we will research and update the data for that particular company within the promised timeframe. For maximum clarity, the date each field of data was entered in our database is shown in the search results for a company.
Yes, Cedar Rose offers various web-services including company search, placing orders, person identity verification, company identity verification and other types of system to system integration. For more information, please Contact Us or see our API documentation.
Yes, Cedar Rose is capable of sending and receiving data requests in XML (Extensible Mark-up Language) format for clients with bulk data requests. For more information, please Contact Us.
Cedar Rose can provide investigative due diligence and tailor made reporting services conducting thorough and meticulous research into companies in case additional information is required. Please Contact Us today with your specific requirements. We have a very experienced team of researchers and boots on the ground in several countries.
Cedar Rose signs confidentiality agreements with its clients and does not reveal who is requesting the information unless specifically instructed by the client to reveal their name.
Apart from Credit Reporting, Cedar Rose offers Investigative Due Diligence, Database Subscriptions and Electronic Identify Verification services. We can also provide Data batches and Marketing Lists. Please Contact Us today with your specific requirements.
Try searching using just one word (the most unusual) from the company name, without any punctuation. If you still do not find the company in our database, please request a fresh investigation or Contact Us and we can carry out an investigation for you, according to your requirements.
We have tried to accommodate all types of information requests in our solutions, catering to various budgets and risk exposures. However, if you do not find what you are looking for in our website, or do not have the time to browse, please Contact Us. Our Client Services team will be pleased to advise you as to what is available in which country and at what price. We can tailor a report to your particular requirements and agree a budget with you before proceeding.
If you own or work for a company, particularly if you import goods to your country, it is important that exporters and the insurance companies that underwrite their credit facilities to your company can obtain clear information. Having your company profile in the Cedar Rose database will show that your company is legally trading and has nothing to hide. The more information we have, the clearer picture we can provide to our clients, many of whom are export credit insurance agencies, banks or exporting companies. With this clarity, insurers will be more inclined to underwrite the credit risk, giving you time to pay for the goods you import and saving your supplier money on his policy costs. Helping suppliers to keep their costs down will also help them to keep their prices of exported goods down, which will benefit you. It is also most relevant to have your company information available in order for your supplier to be compliant with local and international law, as many compliance laws and acts require businesses to know who their clients are, to have a clear idea of the identity of the companies they deal with and to know who is behind the entities they are exporting to. If an insurance company is unable to obtain information on your company, they will receive a "No Trace" report and will decline to provide your suppliers with export credit insurance. If there is only scant information available on your company, the insurance company may charge the exporters a very high premium to mitigate the risk and this extra cost will be passed on to you. With a complete clear picture of who you are and what you do, your supplier will be able to easily obtain export credit insurance and/or will be confident to provide you with suitable credit terms, allowing you time to pay for the goods you purchase.
Please Contact Us and we will send you a form to complete. Once the information you provide is checked and verified with official sources, your company will be added straight away.
Once a package is purchased it will not expire and can be used to buy any type of report.
Funds can be refunded on request (subject to deduction of bank charges and an administration charge only) or topped up at any time. Contact Us if you would like a refund.
As long as the account remains in credit, the discount for the highest package ever purchased by a client will be applied to all their future orders, even if they top up by smaller amounts.
Remaining balances can be seen on the Welcome toolbar (top right of the screen) when logged in. We will also email you monthly statements.
Packages can be used to view database reports on companies, directors, shareholders or to request any fresh investigations, whether for credit reporting or due diligence.
Discounts will apply to any type of report purchased via this website in any country at any delivery speed. Find out more here.
Payments for packages can be made by credit card on the links above or by contacting orders to arrange a proforma invoice and bank transfer. Save yourself and your company time, money and effort – purchase a Cedar Rose package today. Your gateway to a wealth of credible global data.
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