June 1, 2008
Creditsafe introduces on-line business information in a new format
Creditsafe, Europe‘s leading provider of on-line business information, launched Creditsafe Nederland BV bringing the Creditsafe advantage to businesses across the Netherlands. The launch was made with the assistance of the West Holland Foreign Investment Agency and Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency.
Creditsafe Nederland‘s Managing Director Andrew Harris will head up a team of 65 working out of new offices in the heart of The Hague. A native of Wales, Harris has grown up within the Creditsafe operation and is excited to be taking on this new challenge. “We‘ve recruited a great team who are really eager to start explaining the concept to Dutch businesses. Our research shows that there is a real hunger for a reliable, low-cost source of credit and business information within the Netherlands. We are sure that we will be providing a service that will help all Dutch companies make better business decisions and protect themselves against the threat of bad debt.”
Creditsafe is able to offer its customers a blend of high quality, value-added information at a low cost and in an easy to use format. This enables even the smallest enterprise to benefit from the latest information and so protect them against the threat of bad debt. A child of the internet revolution, the Creditsafe story began in Norway in 1997. The idea is simple rather than pay expensive sales teams to call on companies and then deliver its information days later in a high cost hard copy format, Creditsafe puts its information at the heart of its process. The company delivers simple easy to use reports on-line in a format that provides all the key information at a glance for the busy company executive. All the pertinent data are retained for even the most analytical Finance Director. By selling over the telephone and targeting both SMEs and companies dissatisfied with the high cost of traditional suppliers, Creditsafe has carved a distinct niche in the marketplace.
Success in Norway was followed by a launch in Sweden in 1998, and then in the United Kingdom in 2000. From the UK, Creditsafe has also launched in France (2006), Ireland (2007) and now the Netherlands.