What is a D‑U‑N‑S Number?

The D‑U‑N‑S Number is a unique nine-digit identifier for businesses. It is used to establish a D&B® business credit file, which is often referenced by lenders and potential business partners to help predict the reliability and/or financial stability of the company in question. "D‑U‑N‑S," which stands for Data Universal Numbering System, is used to maintain up-to-date and timely information on more than 300 million global businesses.

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Why do I need a D‑U‑N‑S Number?

The D‑U‑N‑S Number is used in dozens of countries around the world, including the US, Australia and the European Union, and confers numerous benefits on businesses that participate. The business credit file associated with your business's D‑U‑N‑S Number can help potential partners and lenders learn about your business and make informed decisions about whether or not to work with you as a client, supplier or partner. Even after you've signed a contract or accepted a loan, your D‑U‑N‑S Number can be used to help get a clear view of your business, which can help you negotiate for improved terms and conditions or a favorable line of credit.

Establish credibility with lenders and expedite applications for loans and contracts

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Smart and dynamic solution to making faster credit decisions, tracking accounts and monitoring portfolio trends by interpreting easy to understand analytics

Manage Cash Flow

Many businesses face overwhelming cash flow problems. Accessing another company’s business credit file using the D-U-N-S Number can help you make decisions on how to manage your business’s cash. Learn more about managing cash flow.

Prevent Bad Debt

It can be difficult to resolve existing bad debt, but you can try to prevent it. Using the D-U-N-S Number to access another company’s business credit file can help you avoid risky situations and unpaid invoices. Learn more about managing bad debt.

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