commercial credit reports

You've felt it before. Even if you've managed to avoid it,
you know someone else who hasn't been so lucky.

What are we talking about? The anxiety experienced when you make a credit decision, only to find out too late that the report you had didn’t cover the last year of stomach-churning drops in the company’s credit rating — that sudden, looming realization that you might never get the money for that sale.

Ansonia's expertise is to make sure you never feel this again.

Your business needs accurate, flexible business credit reports. You need them FAST and up-to-date... and you want them to be highly affordable. We are the NEW credit reporting service that is bending over backward to give our clients exactly what they need.

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Why Our Data is Better

Our Data
is Unique

We collect data from all types of businesses — from Mom & Pop all the way to Fortune 500. Our state-of-the-art platform enables us to accept data files that other business credit companies cannot.

Our unique database translates to more relevant information, which translates into you making better credit decisions and making more money. Many businesses find that Ansonia’s core business credit report is the only credit risk decision tool they need.

Our Data
is Fresh

What would happen if you gave a customer a large amount of credit, only to find out too late that the report you had didn’t cover the latest stomach-churning drops in the company’s credit history? You may have a sudden, looming realization that you might never get the money for that sale.

Ansonia to the rescue! Unlike many other credit reporting companies, we continuously update our database 24/7, ensuring the freshest data possible. And with a click of a button, you can get the latest judgements and public records. This is our expertise — to lessen your anxiety over future credit decisions.

We Do Not Buy
Our Trade Data

There are some business credit reporting companies that buy, repackage and resell other credit reporting companies' data. We collect our own up-to-date and reliable data and don't sell it to other companies. Nor do we buy data reports from other companies. Our database is unique and secure.

We Do NOT Own or Partner With A Collection Company

Some credit companies partner with collection agencies and may have conflicting business dealings. We are strictly in the business of providing credit data intelligence to businesses.

It's the only thing we do and we do it well. You can depend on us to ALWAYS give you accurate information that will benefit your business.

Up-to-Date and Accurate

We are very pleased with the quality and reliability of Ansonia’s credit information. The information is always up-to-date and accurate, and obtaining credit reports is a very simple and fast process. Furthermore, the level of personal support and service we receive from Ansonia is top-notch. We are extremely fortunate to consider Ansonia as a trusted and valued partner in the transportation industry — they definitely help make our job easier!”

—Eric Belk, Vice President
Match Factors

Members who provide data receive up to a 40% discount on their business credit reports.

No Finance Degree Needed

Have you noticed that reports from the other business credit report companies are extremely hard to read? You need to learn about a customer's credit worthiness fast. But you're stuck wasting time trying to figure out a report that is full of numbers, but doesn't tell you much.

It's difficult to tell a good customer from a bad one. There may be a note the customer was 90 days delinquent on a payment, but you are not told if that was years ago with just a single slow payment, or if the customer is delinquent all the time. And hey, if you can't find out what you want to know NOW, the report is worthless. You might as well flip a coin.

This hurts your business. You may take a chance on a customer who winds up burning your company. On the other hand, you might pass on somebody that would be a great customer — and you lose the sale.

Ansonia saw this problem and fixed it. Our reports are extremely easy to read. We go the extra mile to make sure ALL the numbers make sense. And we are sticklers for assuring you have the exact stats you need when you need them.

No Pre-Paid Contract Required

Annual contracts are devised to lock people in long term. Other business credit reporting companies encourage you to give everyone in your company access to their information — the more employees running reports, the better.

And when contract renewal time comes, they pull out a 10 pound stack of all the invoices you pulled to support why you can’t live without them. Oh, and buy the way, your price goes up.

Often they will offer a business a three-year contract with price escalations. So they lock you in, guarantee themselves a nice revenue increase each year, all while selling the exact same report.

Why should you agree to pay 3-5 percent more over a period of 3 years for the exact same report? If it’s the same report, why should you have to pay more from year to year? Are the reports giving you more value? We offer you a better solution.

With Ansonia, you only pay for what you use. No long term contracts. No escalating fees over time. And to top it off, members who provide data receive a discount of up to 40% on their business credit reports. You get the accurate, easy-to-access credit reports you need at a dramatic savings.

Additionally, members who provide data receive up to a 40% discount on their business credit reports.

Customizable Reports Lead to Better, Faster Credit Decisions


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commercial credit reports

You Can't Go Wrong with Ansonia

When Transwest Capital first started out we were using another credit data company to verify the credit-worthiness of our debtors. While we were not unhappy with the company, we did not know what we were missing until we signed up with Ansonia Credit Data. After switching to Ansonia, we started to realize that the information we were previously using was not as fresh as advertised. With Ansonia, we know we are receiving the most up-to-date and in-depth look at a debtor’s credit-worthiness. In a word, we had become complacent with the previous company, trusting that their data would help us protect our receivables. It did, to a point. Now, we feel as if we have a partner watching our backs 24/7. Coupled with the customer service the staff at Ansonia provides, you can’t go wrong with Ansonia Credit Data.”

—Brian Cummings, Operations Manager
Transwest Capital

We Can Integrate With Your Software

We welcome special programming requests. Have you ever tried to get a customized project with one of our competitors? One of our current clients signed a contract with our competitor to provide a customer-facing online credit application.

Our client worked with that company for over an entire year, and failed to receive a working product. We took this project on from scratch, and had the entire process ready to go in just two months.

Businesses run lean shops. Employees are generally expected to do more and more in a finite number of hours per day. Automation/integration is the key.

With our 21-st century, state-of-the-art technology, we easily integrate with any software. We can “push” data intelligence to our customers to help them streamline their processes. These kinds of tools mean you don’t have to pay someone to sit at a desk and look at credit app after credit app and run one report at a time.


Live People Answer Our Phones

This really shouldn’t merit a mention. After all, it’s common sense that a company would take calls from their clients so they could help them and provide great customer service. Right? Wrong.

Most calls to our competitors seem to be sucked into a pit where voicemails go to die, leaving you stranded and without help. Fortunately, that’s not how we operate.

It’s a point of pride for us to pick up the phone when you call and to give you as much help as you want. So if you don’t want to feel like you’re alone in the dark, give us a call now at 1-855-267-6642 to let us shine some light on your situation.


Ansonia Clearly has the
Advanced, Customer-Oriented
Business Credit Reports You Need

By combining top-notch, highly reliable credit reports with caring customer service and BIG savings — Ansonia is rapidly becoming the first choice for businesses of all sizes.

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•  Ansonia Sells Only Business Data – we only concentrate on business credit reports.

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•  Ansonia Does Not Resell Your Data – Your customer data is safe with us.

•  Ansonia Works With Everybody – From small businesses to Fortune 500 companies.

•  Ansonia Collects Unique Data – We collect data the big guys can’t even touch.

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•  No Prepaid Contract Required – You are not tied down, wasting money.

•  We Keep It Simple – Anybody can read our reports and understand them.

•  Live People Answer Our Phones – The others don’t, nor do they care to.

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3 Quick Business Credit Report Red Flags to Avoid Bad Debt

Extending credit is a requirement of doing business today. This necessity unfortunately opens you up to credit risk and the potential for bad debt.While you may not avoid all credit risk, credit managers are able to greatly reduce their likelihood of a collection account or bad debt by pulling a business credit report.

Good credit managers are able to read a credit report to understand how a company has historically paid their bills. Great credit managers are able to use a credit report to predict how they can expect to be paid.

Within the report, are red flags that these great credit managers look for to avoid bad debt.

The 3 Bad Debt Red Flags on a Business Credit Report

Knowing how to read a business credit report is a requirement of any good business credit professional. It is the great ones that are able to use a report to avoid the likelihood of bad debt.

Here are 3 red flags that they look for to reduce their credit risk.

1) Low Business Credit Score

Business credit scores give you an idea of risk potential. Each business credit bureau has their own scoring system, but the scores are usually calculated based on factors in the following four areas:

1. Payment history

2. Current level of indebtedness

3. Current level of delinquencies

4. Length of credit history

Each bureau will tell you what range of scores they consider high risk. On an Ansonia Business Credit Report, a risk score of 70 or lower is considered high risk.A low score is not cause to deny a company credit on its own; use your judgment here. If the company has a low business credit score and other adverse information on their report (such as flags #2 and #3 below), you are probably better off working with them on cash terms.

2) Credit Alerts

Credit alerts are never a good sign. Ansonia displays in bright red, hoping to literally alert our customers of the adverse information.

The severity of the credit alert can range greatly, from a bankruptcy to a slow pay.

While this is not a hard and fast rule, alerts can be grouped into two categories: approach with caution and approach with EXTREME caution (creative right?)

Approach with caution

  • On cash terms

  • Slow pay

  • Phone disconnected

  • Returned check

    These are often early warning signs. For example, if a company is starting to have cash flow issues, you might see a slow pay or on cash terms.It is important to note that alerts in this category can sometimes be explained:

    Slow pay - possibly a billing error

    Phone disconnected - the company just moved offices

    Regardless, approach these with caution; an alert is still an alert.

    Approach with EXTREME caution

  • Bankruptcy filed

  • Fraud account

  • Credit revoked

  • Judgment filed

  • Write-off

  • Collection Account

    Can you imagine if your company had one of the above alerts posted on your company credit report? These are big, bright, flashing red flags. They almost always indicate that a company is in trouble.

    If one of the above alerts is present, cash terms are recommended over extending a credit line.

    Credit alerts are never good. Regardless of its severity, an alert is always cause for further investigation. They are the cause of a lot of bad debt and write offs.

    When you see one, be careful.

    See a full list of credit alerts from Ansonia here.

    3) Increasing Days to Pay and an Abnormal Number of Credit Inquiries

    One of the best early warning signs on the credit report of a company is an increasing number in days to pay. This increase is especially worrisome if it is coupled with an abnormal number of credit inquiries (the number of times a business credit report has been pulled).

    What is an abnormal number? Look for a trend here. For example, a company has consistently had 4 inquiries on their credit report, and in the most recent two months has had 12 inquiries.

    The combination can often signify that the company is in trouble. It often means that they are having trouble paying their current creditors (increase in days to pay) and are out looking for new creditors (abnormal number of credit inquiries).

    Pulling a business credit report before extending a credit line can drastically decrease your credit risk. There are many things to consider on a report and these three are some of the worst in terms of risk potential. Avoid them and you can greatly reduce your chances of taking on bad debt.


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  • What Are Automated Business Credit Decisions?


    Automated business credit decisions are generally achieved via specific software that automates and manages the credit assessment functions of a company. Through the use of credit scorecards, the software is able to make a credit assessment using decision parameters to assess suitability and payment risk. Using automation, a typical credit transaction can be quickly completed, with the credit controller simply collating key information and entering it into the system.


    The system will have pre-set criteria, and using those criteria will be able to assess the risk-level of an account and make a judgment on the correct course of action.


    Generally, an automated business credit solution will provide the following :


    A data interface or screens;
    The ability to check a credit application against any blacklists or internal watch lists;
    Flagging specific organizations or industries that may require detailed assessment;
    Checking credit limits and payment histories of existing customers;
    Appropriate bureau files for the company, its principals, and any potentially associated organizations;
    Inspecting bureau files for pre-defined adverse rules;
    Utilizing a bureau score or calculating risk scores;
    An accept or decline decision, which could be conditional;
    A link direct from the accounting/billing system to approved applications;
    Workflow queues for required manual tasks;
    Analysis and reporting to assist in reviewing the implemented rules.


    Other Benefits of Automation


    With automation, it allows the existing credit managers of the company to focus their attention on compliance management and complex transactions. Again, this reduces risk and exposure. The beauty of credit automation systems is that they can be added to or added onto existing IT infrastructure, outsourced via a third party company, or hosted through the Internet and accessed via a gateway or secure link. With the automation of credit decisions, the knowledge and skills of credit management professionals are still required in order to assess both high-risk and high-value decisions, but it does reduce the amount of time these skilled credit managers are spending on day-to-day credit decisions.


    Through tighter controls of the accounts receivable process, automation increases the ability to track fraudulent payment behavior, in addition to improving adherence to corporate governance standards. In conjunction with scoring, automation helps improve cash flow through more consistent decisions and faster response times. It is also ideal for companies in managing their existing accounts because it quickly identifies both accounts that require attention and worrying risk patterns.


    Is Automation Right for My Company?


    The question is this: If automation is best practice, why it has not been adopted by more organizations? Perhaps the answer lies in challenging the status quo of operations. The barriers to adoption, or maybe we should say the perceived barriers, will generally fall under the following headings :


    Technology: Will the technology I implement interact efficiently with my existing systems (ERP, CRM) and can the data be shared across the systems?
    Cost, or Capital Expenditure: How much will it cost to both implement and manage a large piece of IT infrastructure?
    Accurate Decision-Making: How can I be sure that the automated credit decisioning process will provide me with accurate information and provide data enabling me to make sound business decisions?


    And there is another issue: Some credit teams believe that automated credit systems will make their expertise redundant; but in fact, nothing could be further from the truth. Yes, automation will make simple decisions quicker, thus allowing experienced credit managers to focus their skills and efforts on high-risk credit matters. In addition, introducing an automated credit decision system will benefit the credit collection function in the following ways:


    Reducing duplication by keying in information at the point of sale;
    Automating data entry and linking that data with existing customer relationship management systems;
    Increasing revenue by freeing up time for skilled credit managers to increase overall approvals;
    Reducing potential errors in opening accounts and reducing time spent in administering mundane tasks.
    For many organizations, automated decisions and credit scoring play a critical role in the risk assessment process.


    Automated credit systems also reduce the risk and potential for fraud by eliminating human interaction in the assessment process; making it easier to petition the accounts portfolio. In addition, it leaves credit managers with additional time to use their industry knowledge in making accurate risk assessments.


    And finally, implementing an automated credit decisions process positions companies for growth, it adds agility to the new business process. Because automation speeds up a credit decision response, new customers are up and running and, more importantly, being billed much quicker than manual methods of approval.


    So yes, there will be an initial outlay of cost; however, when building a case for an automated credit decisions process the following positives must be taken into account, improved efficiency, decreased fraud risk, simpler adherence to corporate governance requirements, and increased approval rates.


    IT Implementation


    A key challenge with IT implementation is how will it interact with the IT infrastructure and existing systems of a company, and it is the same when you are developing a tool to automate credit decisions. In ensuring this concern is addressed, many of these automated tools deliver functionality by utilizing Web services, therefore not impacting the existing infrastructure on a company.


    Software as a service works by hosting via the Internet, and the company uses the solution on an as-needed basis. There are a number of distinct advantages of using software as a service, including :


    Saving Money: Lower IT costs Pay As You Go;
    Technology budgets can be focused on competitive advantage;
    You will have immediate access to the latest innovations;
    Zero setup costs for supporting infrastructure upgrades, Fees are managed on a subscription basis;


    If your business subscribes to a web hosted application using software as a service, your business will be free from supporting time-consuming, high cost IT functions to support the application. These costs might include:


    The purchase and support of the server infrastructure required to both install and maintain the software inhouse;
    Maintaining a patch and upgrade process, which can be labor intensive;
    Providing the equipment redundancy and housing required to ensure reliability, security, and scalability.


    Software as a service is as easy to use as simply flicking a switch, and it makes the application and updates readily available to the user. Companies are free to update to the latest technology when the vendors do, and costs can be managed via a regular subscription model. Obviously, the software as a service model woould not suit all business models, but it does offer a high degree of flexibility, especially for small companies who do not have the necessary infrastructure to warrant an embedded automation application. And this means that the cost savings mentioned above are even greater because there is not the same initial upfront cost.


    In Conclusion


    The major aim of automating credit decisioning is to harness the skilled credit management resources of a company in order to focus on more important credit decisions. We are living in an era of continuing economic concerns and record unemployment, so the credit staff of a company must be maximizing their potential. Because we now have lower-cost automated solutions using technologies such as software as a service, the technology barrier is no longer prevalent. The cost barrier can easily be overcome because the skilled credit managers of the company are now free to focus on their high-value transactions, and the barrier of accuracy can be addressed by using multiple sources of independent data to wash against internal sources. In addition, because the skilled credit managers have more time to focus on the at risk clients, the organization is able to reduce bad debt through thorough investigations of potentially marginal deals.


    More importantly, though, credit managers can concentrate on building a good credit profile which will enable sales teams to target specific customers that are attractive to the company.


    Fortunately, the idea that automated credit decisioning results in a reduction of staff is rapidly being dismissed. The truth is that, in this current economic environment, automating credit decisioning allows for cheaper, faster, and more effective credit decisions, whilst allowing skilled credit managers to use their skills and knowledge to fulfill their capabilities in their given roles. In order to ensure that income continues to flow and organizations stay afloat, it is critical to have customers online and bill as quickly as possible.



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    The Concept of a Receivables Portfolio Analysis


    A credit professional can use information gained from the accounting records of customers together with information provided from other sources, such as input from sales, marketing, and finance departments, to stratify the customer database of a firm into meaningful segments.


    Let us look at a typical company: The following information should be readily available from the accounting records of a typical firm, product line, gross margin dollars and percentage, sales, geographic location, and the industry sold to. Credit Score is yet another important element of portfolio analysis. There are two ways of obtaining the risk score of a customer from a third-party vendor: by purchasing a credit scoring system or requiring the credit risk score for each customer, or by manually developing one yourself.


    A credit scoring system offers a company the ability to clearly define parameters by which credit lines will be established. One of the main advantages of a credit scoring system is that the uniqueness of an industry can be built into the decision matrix. The scoring system demands consistency in the credit review process; with either of these methods able to be integrated electronically into the customer accounting records.


    The credit function is capable of adding significant value to the organization by simply categorizing this data into meaningful data sets. This means that the company is able to evaluate its credit policy and preference for risk in real time. Now the credit professional can use this analysis as a global view of the day to day tactical decisions of a firm. This process combines data from both third-party suppliers and the accounting records of the customer. Using decision matrices, this information is processed and segmented into meaningful data sets. This is an ongoing process, producing information that is used to develop both marketing tactics and credit and collections policies.


    Producing Successful Segmentation Analysis


    In order to produce successful segmentation analysis, there are two key processes. The first is locating the characteristics that consistently improve the process of identifying the appropriate risk class. This approach requires comprehensive segmentation analysis of the customer base which, in terms of sophistication, can always be improved on. To start with, your customers must be categorized according to their basic demographics, meaning where they are located, who they are, what industries they operate in, how large they are, and how old they are. Once this information is at hand, the next step is to search for differences in cash flow performance; which means that you will be identifying high performing segments from low performing segments based on risk, payment patterns, and gross margin contribution. This basic analysis often yields great insights into how to improve marketing strategy and credit policies.


    Your Customers and Their Risk to Your Business


    Each customer (or potential customer) of your firm does not represent the same opportunity and/or risk to your business. They differ greatly in terms of their risk of slow or non-payment, and the resulting delinquency or bad-debt carrying costs that may be incurred. And, of course, prospects and customers also differ in terms of their importance to the sales of your firm, like: Are they likely to buy? In what volume will they buy, and will they be repeat customers?


    If, in this world of diverse firms, you were to treat all your customers the same when it comes to risk and opportunity, you would be guaranteeing lower productivity in addition to sub optimizing the financial performance of your firm. So you can see that, depending on their attractiveness to your organization, it makes good business sense to treat all firms differently.


    For your best customers, meaning those who are low risk with high sales potential, it makes perfect sense to have liberal credit lines, to allocate more customer service and sales resources, and to structure any collection actions with the main focus on sustaining a long term relationship.


    On the other hand, for higher risk customers with lower sales potential, there is a call for tighter credit terms and lines, considerably fewer sales and service attention, and collections activities that are more aggressive for these less attractive customers.


    Understanding Both Your Organization and Your Industry


    An understanding of both your organization and the industry within which it operates will provide the basis for determining the parameters to be measured. Risk and profitability are two key aspects that must be measured, and these attributes must be measured in the aggregate and by meaningful segments.


    Segments that are usually measured include the product line, the industry sold to, geographical, and payment performance over a period of time. A true understanding of the customer base of the firm can only be revealed once these segments have been analyzed and measured against sales volume, risk levels, and gross margin contribution. The credit professional can use this analysis to ensure that the firm has a working credit policy. Proven policies can be implemented at a transactional level in order to improve bottom-line profitability and productivity simply by establishing (or refining) existing segmentation. And, of course, the firm can achieve contributions to top-line growth by applying the insights gained from analyzing attractive market segments and targeting a range of individual firms within those segments.



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    A Sample of business credit reports
    found in Ansonia's database


    Company Name:  FORD MOTOR CO

    Street Address: PO BOX 17625

    City: ST LOUIS

    State/Province/Other: Missouri

    Zip: 63178

    Country: United States, U.S., US

    Phone: 949-389-0800

    Rating: Available!

    Historic 25 months

    Average Days To Pay: Available!

    Average Outstanding Balance: Available

    Total Companies Reporting Payments History: Available!

    Would you like to know how FORD MOTOR CO pays their bills?

    Call Us Today to Get Your Complete Business Credit Report
    For FORD MOTOR CO at: 1-855-267-6642



    Company Name:  WHIRLPOOL CORP

    Street Address: 1081 W MCPHERSON HWY

    City: CLYDE

    State/Province/Other: Ohio

    Zip: 43410

    Country: United States, U.S., US

    Phone: 630-833-0890

    Rating: Available!

    Historic 25 months

    Average Days To Pay: Available!

    Average Outstanding Balance: Available

    Total Companies Reporting Payments History: Available!

    Would you like to know how WHIRLPOOL CORP pays their bills?

    Call Us Today to Get Your Complete Business Credit Report
    For WHIRLPOOL CORP at: 1-855-267-6642


    Company Name:  WALGREEN CO

    Street Address: 200 WILMOT RD


    State/Province/Other: Illinois

    Zip: 60015

    Country: United States, U.S., US

    Phone: 314-577-2200

    Rating: Available!

    Historic 25 months

    Average Days To Pay: Available!

    Average Outstanding Balance: Available

    Total Companies Reporting Payments History: Available!

    Would you like to know how WALGREEN CO pays their bills?

    Call Us Today to Get Your Complete Business Credit Report
    For WALGREEN CO at: 1-855-267-6642


    Company Name:  EATON CORP

    Street Address: PO BOX 521299

    City: COLUMBUS

    State/Province/Other: Ohio

    Zip: 33152

    Country: United States, U.S., US

    Phone: 202-388-6800

    Rating: Available!

    Historic 25 months

    Average Days To Pay: Available!

    Average Outstanding Balance: Available

    Total Companies Reporting Payments History: Available!


    Would you like to know how EATON CORP pays their bills?

    Call Us Today to Get Your Complete Business Credit Report
    For EATON CORP at: 1-855-267-6642

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