1. Costs – No Contractual or Advanced Fees

  • There are NO membership or subscription fees to access our online databases
  • You ONLY pay a pre-agreed price for reports purchased
  • There are over half a million Portugal business credit reports available via our online databases

2. Instant Portugal Reports

  • All reports are INSTANTLY available via our online databases
  • Alternatively, we can provide freshly investigated business reports which are emailed via delivery options below:
  1. Flash delivery : 4 working days
  2. Express delivery : 5 working days
  3. Normal delivery : 7 working days



3. What’s included in the report?

  • Ownership & Management
  • Financial Details
  • Default Information
  • Credit Scoring & Rating
  • Automatically delivered in English with reports also available in Portuguese & German

4. Where is data sourced?

All information and data is sourced by our local experienced dedicated team which is updated on our databases constantly on a daily basis. We cover all 11 provinces in Portugal. The our Local offices are in Lisbon and Porto.

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Portugal Company Credit Report Services


Creditreform operates a global specialist International Business credit report service. We have local offices and fully approved international risk analysis experts in every country worldwide. This enables us to provide expert up-to-date business credit report information on businesses anywhere in the world.

Main reasons why our business credit reports are so important they enable clients to trade with confidence.


The local International Company Credit Check Partners are able to:

  1. Assess local businesses trading activities.
  2. Update information immediately if there are any changes.
  3. Give accurate feedback based on the local economies.
  1. Communicate effectively with businesses as they share the same time zones


Herewith details of our business credit reporting service in Portugal


Location of business credit reporting office(s) in Portugal

  • Lisboa (head office)
    • Columbano Bordalo Pinheiro, nº 75 – 7º andar – Frações 7.01 a 7.03 | Edifício Pórtico, 1070-061 LISBOA
  • Porto (Commercial Office)
    • Praça do Bom Sucesso – Nº61 – 6º andar – escritório 605 | 4150-146 PORTO


Number of Company credit checking staff


How long been operating a company credit reporting  service in Portugal

  • Since 1947


How many registered companies are there in Portugal?

  • Over 773 Thousand active Companies (contain all the national companies)

How many company registries in Portugal for businesses? (i.e. UK just has 1 central registry)

  • Commercial Registry Office

What are the most common type of companies in Portugal? (i.e. in UK we have Private Limited / Public Limited / Sole Proprietors / Partnerships)

  • Ltd Comp. (52,91%)
  • One-Person Limited Company (31,58%)
  • Association (8,45%)
  • Joint Stock Comp. (4,54%)


What type of company credit reports do you provide, i.e. Database / Investigated

  • Both

Delivery Times for Investigated company credit reports in Portugal

  • You have two priorities: Up to 3 working days or up to 7 Working days

What additional information can be obtained in an investigated business credit report compared to a database company credit report?

  • The investigation service can be requested whenever it doesn’t find an entity or considers that, according to the available content, the report will require a further update.
  • Simultaneously, an Our Partner analyzes a research request whenever available, based on data, it doesn’t meet the quality levels recommended by our Partner , displays visually immediately or with an available report, paying only an investment immediately or until the day useful below.
  • This service involves the complete investigation of the report on an entity, that is, within the scope of the investigation, Our partner retrieves several official sources, such as, for example, in consultation with public entities and their suppliers, with no sense of meeting or maximum of information as well as confirm existing information.
  • The Investigation Request is activated on the specific screen for that purpose, or after the search result, in situations where you don’t find a desired entity.
  • The Investigation is free whenever, after it, there is no information on the whereabouts of an entity (whereabouts Unknown, Unknown). In these situations, a Report with information available is sent to the client, there is no problem regarding the investigation process.

What information is compulsory to be filed in Portugal (i.e. Financials / Shareholders / Share Capital / Directors / Management)

  • Financials / Shareholders / Share Capital / Management

Do company credit reports contain negative information? (for example, bankruptcies, court judgments, insolvency details, negative payment history, etc)

  • It contains all the negative information that is official and public and that we can obtain.

Are financials required to be filed in Portugal?

  • Yes, only companies

If yes, how often are financials required to be filed by Portugal?

  • Once a year

Are there penalties if a companies in Portugal fail to file their financials on time?

  • Yes, they have

Do you provide a monitoring service in Portugal?

  • Yes

If yes, what information can be monitored for each company?

  • Financial and Negative information, Score and Legal structure.


Do you provide Consumer / Private Person reports?

  • only by request for investigation and when authorized by the investigated person.


Debt Recovery Service Portugal No Win No Fee

There are many unique requirements to international debt collection services in all countries including Portugal debt collection services which differ from the UK debt collection agency services and therefore it is very important that cases are handled directly by our expert Portugal debt collection agency and not from debt collectors UK. This method of Portugal debt collection sets Creditreform aside from the competition who in many cases will operate an international debt collection service from a UK debt collector only. Using the local Portugal debt collection agency enables us to achieve a far greater success rate and our No Win No Fee service together with competitive commission rates against monies recovered only ensures you get the best service.

Portugal No Find No Fee Tracing Service

Creditreform’s debt collection company service also uses expert international tracing agents including Portugal tracing agent services to locate any absconded debtor. This tracing service is provided on a No Find No Fee basis only charging for a successful trace.

Specialist Company Credit Check Experts

There are many unique requirements to providing international business credit reports in all countries including Portugal business credit reporting services which differ from Credit Reports UK services. Therefore it is very important that information is obtained directly by our expert international local business credit reporting partners and not from the Credit Report UK services. Our multi lingual local partners are able to provide all business credit reports in English including the bespoke investigated business credit reports.

“We are pleased with the friendly and efficient service of Adrian Harding and staff at Creditreform in collecting outstanding overdue debts on our behalf. Some accounts, especially those located overseas have been difficult customers but we are pleased with the high rate of success. We also appreciate that they keep us informed and constantly updated on the progress of the collection”
Bryan de Beer, Phoenix Fragrances
“Within 48hrs of Creditreform being involved a resolution was agreed and within the week paid in full. The professionalism of the Creditreform team was second to none and I would and indeed do recommend them to colleagues in a similar difficult position This situation was the first time we have had to employ a company for debt recovery and it was good to feel that you have someone else ‘on your side’.”
Dean Lake, Lake Contracts
“We have been using Credit Reform for a number of years now and we have always been dealt with in a professional and friendly way. Over time, Creditreform have managed to achieve good results for us. Would definitely recommend.”
Anna Zhakrova, Catering Hygiene Specialists Ltd
“I have worked with Creditreform for many years and always received a first class service. Keep up the good work”
Russell Hardwick, MSC Industrial