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.

See the difference.
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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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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.



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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.


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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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Grab This Powerful Arsenal Of Business Credit Reporting Tools That Only Ansonia Can Give You:


Become one of the new savvy business owners who use Ansonia and profit from the following:

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

•  Ansonia’s Business Data is Always Fresh, not Stale – We update 24/7.

•  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.

•  Ansonia’s Reports Are Easy To Read – You’ll know exactly how your customer pays.

•  Ansonia’s Reports Are Customized – You decide on what data is important to you.

•  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.

•  We Do Not Own Or Partner With A Collection Company – We provide unbiased data.

•  Customizable Software Integration – We integrate with any software you run.

•  Automation Is The Key – Request as few or as many reports as you want.


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Business Credit Scores Articles

 

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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    Accounts Receivable Fraud Schemes You Need To Know

    Accounts receivable fraud has long been on the radar of the Securities and Exchange Commission, and with non-financial corporate receivables at $2.3 trillion in Q3 of 2010, it is easy to see why: that is a lot of potential revenue, and the fact that AR assumes some uncertainty as to when (and whether) it will be paid allows unscrupulous employees room to manipulate the data.

    Mark Beasley, in a report published in Accounting Horizons, found that receivables and inventory were the most misstated asset accounts. And with single instances of fraud averaging about $180,000, knowing how to recognize and prevent accounts receivable fraud can mean the difference between a healthy revenue and accounting system and a dangerously compromised one.

    Here are several types of AR fraud to be aware of:

    The Most Prevalent Accounts Receivable Fraud Schemes

    Lapping Accounts Receivable (or Hiking)

    Lapping of accounts receivable is one of the most common forms of AR fraud, and one of the more difficult to detect. Lapping describes an employee recording payments to incorrect accounts in order to conceal a theft. If Company A makes a payment, an employee with access to payment processing can steal the funds, then record the next incoming payment from the account of Company B to to the account of Company A. This can continue indefinitely, with each subsequent payment covering the missing funds in an earlier account.

    Ironically, one of the signs that an employee is lapping accounts receivable is that they seem to be too dedicated to their work: coming in every day, possibly showing up early or working late, and refusing to take vacations. That is because the scheme never ends: the fraudster has to show up every day to continue the misdirection

    The blog feature a full article on lapping of accounts receivable, and how to prevent it.

    Sales Data Manipulation (or Skimming Fraud)

    A skimming fraud occurs when the same employee handles both invoicing and payment processing. The employee presents an invoice to a customer for the full cost of service and records a lower invoice or payment, pocketing the difference. This causes a discrepancy in goods or services rendered and revenue received, but can be difficult to detect if these two data streams are not well reconciled.

    Fraudulent Delinquency of Accounts

    If an account is marked as delinquent, it may be included in the allowance for the company for doubtful accounts and removed from gross receivables. When this happens, payments on the account may no longer be accounted for to the best ability of the company. An employee with access to the accounts classification system can mark a current account as delinquent and begin pocketing the payments.

    Diversion of Delinquent Payments

    Similar to the above, an employee with access to payment processing can divert payments that come from delinquent accounts, knowing that these accounts may have been written off and may not be well-monitored.

    Shell Collections Companies

    When an account is turned over to a collection company, there is often no guarantee that a payment will be collected in full. Exploiting this uncertainty, an employee with a relationship to a disreputable collection company may receive kickbacks in exchange for turning over delinquent accounts, which the collection company can collect on and under-report to the company holding the account. Thus, the company loses out on money that was paid in order to settle the receivable debt, while the dishonest employee and the shell company both profit.

    Employees receiving kickbacks from shell collections companies can also choose to assign current accounts to the company, ensuring a steady stream of diverted funds.

    What Can You Do?

    Supervision, separation of duties, data reconciliation, account monitoring, and audit controls are all important in the prevention of accounts receivable fraud. Among other strategies, your company should:

  • Ensure that no employee has access to the whole invoicing, collecting, and recording process for payments on accounts receivable,

  • Require that employees within payment-related departments rotate through specific tasks,

  • Implement mandatory vacation days, so that all employees must take all their vacation in a given year, disrupting any opportunities for long-term fraud,

  • Conduct random audits using an outside professional,

  • Reconcile bank deposit details against invoicing and A/R posting regularly,

  • Periodically review delinquent accounts and accounts sent to collections, or require that changes in account classification be approved by a supervisor who has no access to payment processing,

  • Encourage employee whistleblowing on cases of suspected internal accounts receivable fraud.
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    Sales vs Credit: How to Get Along

    Every company organizes itself into departments which can handle critical operational aspects of the business. In general, they should all be pulling together to help meet goals of the the company. Sometimes however, the individual responsibilities of two departments seem completely at odds: take the case of the sales department and credit or accounts receivable management.Both departments are concerned with the business relationship between the company and its clients. The sales team is interested in establishing relationships, and accounts receivable sees to the profitable resolution of those relationships. But while a sales team is rooted in enthusiasm and a the more, the better approach to client/customer acquisition, accounts receivable management has to assess the risk of each new credit line, because a credit line that goes delinquent can be worse than having no customer at all.Credit and sales are both essential to the running of a business. So how do you reconcile them?

    Decide Your Risk Tolerance

    If you extend a line of credit to everyone, your company will bleed dry. If you never open a line of credit, you will never grow your stream of revenue.

    There is a saying in the computer security sector: the most secure computer is one that is kept in a locked closet, never connected to the internet and has no keyboard or monitor. Of course, the computer is pretty much useless for any practical purpose.That is an overly simplified way of illustrating that too much security hampers you just as much as too little can damage you.

    Understand the risk tolerance of your company and develop a credit strategy to match it.

    At the same time, studies have found that managers consistently undervalue their credit and accounts receivable management. Remember that without an empowered and effective accounts receivable, assets never turn into revenue and that is no way to run a business.

    Front-Load Credit Information in the Sales Process

    There are plenty of fish in the sea, and when it comes to credit, knowing which fish to angle for can be a big help to sales departments. Accounts receivable management often has its finger on the pulse of the business credit world, and can provide sales teams with initial creditworthiness assessments to help them target the most desirable customers.

    If the sales department handles any aspects of the credit application process which is likely the sales team and credit managers need to coordinate to make sure the onboarding process fully collects the right information, does not waste time collecting needless information, and is as streamlined and as painless as possible. Credit managers often do not understand the pressures of a sales environment, while salespeople do not always appreciate all the details of a credit application. Have representatives from the two groups meet together to design documents that serve both groups well.

    Keep Your Options Open

    Not every high-risk credit line should be written off, and sales departments should be aware of options to offer prospective clients whose business credit reports might not come back golden. Letters of credit and credit insurance are two options to consider when you want to establish a business relationship but do not feel great about the level of risk.

    When a company has been vetted by proactive credit manager, a sales team can go into their meetings with options ready and available. This can help them approach a prospective client with more assurance and enthusiasm, and can help close a deal where other companies might balk. If all goes well, it could lead to a long and profitable business relationship. If it goes south, your company still has a way to recoup the losses a delinquent account would have incurred.

    Incentivize Cooperation

    Even though your sales team is pushing the boundaries of your risk tolerance and your accounts receivable management is holding them in check, try to look at both departments as part of a larger revenue pipeline. If you can design your company culture to be aware of that interconnectedness, both teams can function better together.

    Consider driving the message home at both culture and compensation levels. Having the two teams share a floor or share performance bonuses can increase communication, and let the people on the ground call out any areas for improvement. Instead of seeing each other as an impediment to effective business, emphasize that each group should be a resource for the other.

    Balancing the Risk/Reward thought process and cooperation between sales and credit can be a challenge and with the right guidance, communication and implementing these suggestions it can take your business to the next level. Encourage a united front with focus on the end goal.

     


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

     

    Company Name:  DEPTH PERCEPTION DIVE CENTER

    Street Address: 4015 W GANDY BLVD

    City: TAMPA

    State/Province/Other: Florida

    Zip: 33611

    Country: United State, U.S.

    Phone: 401-954-8367

    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 DEPTH PERCEPTION DIVE CENTER pays their bills?

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    Company Name:  UFP PURCHASING INC

    Street Address: 5200 HWY 138

    City: UNION CITY

    State/Province/Other: Georgia

    Zip: 30291

    Country: United State, U.S.

    Phone: 925-937-8500

    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 UFP PURCHASING INC pays their bills?

    Call Us Today to Get Your Complete Business Credit Report
    For UFP PURCHASING INC at: 1-855-267-6642

     

    Company Name:  AGENTI MEDIA SERVICES

    Street Address: 2 CARLSON PKWY N STE 400

    City: PLYMOUTH

    State/Province/Other: Minnesota

    Zip: 55447

    Country: United State, U.S.

    Phone: 602-352-3500

    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 AGENTI MEDIA SERVICES pays their bills?

    Call Us Today to Get Your Complete Business Credit Report
    For AGENTI MEDIA SERVICES at: 1-855-267-6642

     

    Company Name:  LM HEAVY CIVIL CONSTRUCTION LLC

    Street Address: 100 HANCOCK ST STE 901

    City: QUINCY

    State/Province/Other: Massachusetts

    Zip: 2171

    Country: United State, U.S.

    Phone: 404-676-8502

    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 LM HEAVY CIVIL CONSTRUCTION LLC pays their bills?

    Call Us Today to Get Your Complete Business Credit Report
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