What is Global Business Register?
Global Business Register is an internet portal that has connected over 24 national corporate registries together to provide a service for people to search for official reports on companies and individuals in those countries. The information is retrieved directly from the national register and provided to the desktop of the user.
How do I use GBRDirect to find information on a company?
To search for information on a company or individual on the GBRDirect portal you must first register your details. You can then enter the secure search facility and search on the company or individual in the registry of your choice. Once you have found the target of your search you will need to purchase credits, using your credit card, in order to purchase and download official reports on your search target
What information can I find if I use GBRDirect?
You will be able to find official company reports on companies registered in a certain country. To be sure the report you require is available for purchase and download please check the GBRDirect pricelist
Is the information in every country the same?
Unfortunately as each country manages and controls its own affairs there is not a standard suite of documents available for every country. Some countries provide more information, some less. There are constant improvements being made to the quality, quantity and availability of the information. To find out exactly what each country provides please review the pricelist
Is the information I buy from GBRDirect always in English?
No. Each country provides the information in its national language. For example all French company documents are based in the French language.
Does GBRDirect store company information in its own databases?
GBRDirect does not store any information at all except for customer registration details. All corporate information is retrieved directly from the national corporate register in real-time and passed on to the customer. The information is warranted by the European Business Register to be official as of the date and time it was downloaded.
Why can’t I find the company I am looking for?
There are a number of reasons that you might not be able to find the company you are looking for. If the company is not registered in the country you are searching in, it will not appear in the search results. Subtle spelling changes, or order of words used, in the company name can make it appear as if a company does not exist. Try shortening your search term and try searching again. Also, please review the search guidance notes for each country. As each country employs subtle differences to the search algorithms, performing one type of search in one country might produce a different result in another.
What countries does GBRDirect connect to?
Currently GBRDirect connects to the national corporate registries in the following countries: