My company has been asked to act as a specialist consultant to a Spanish Company on a particular project. Is there any web based, way of finding out about their financial standing
Hi, your best bet would be to use a company like Creditsafe, these guys can search overseas companies and obtain the information you require.
You should contact a leading credit information agency who will charge
These are Dun and Bradstreet, Experian and Creditsafe
Your local Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) office can ask the local EEN Spanish office for financial and other background checks on companies registered in their area. This is free of charge. You can contact your local EEN in the South East on Tel:0844 725 2244.
Or visit their website at http://www.enterpriseeurope-se.eu/xse/about/feedback.asp?ContentID=08&BackTo=0&savemsg=&CustomMessage=
Credit checks are helpful but they are based on yearly filed accounts and therefore do not give tell you if the company is still running, how active it has recently been etc if the accounts were filed e.g. 10 months ago.
I hope this is helpful.