"We have used ICP for more than 20 years. Their expertise in gathering company information in challenging countries is unsurpassed"
"A trusted, high quality information provider"

ICPs information is gathered on a case by case basis using highly trained researchers,  sourced via direct personal interview with company concerned. ICP’s unique capability is to extract this information, even in countries where the political, cultural and social environment is subject to dramatic change and upheaval, or where fraud and corruption is rife.


All research, investigations and interviews are carried out by a global network of experienced investigators and native speakers.  ICP also boasts a London-based team of multilingual, multinational credit-reporting analysts who add another level of ‘macro-economic’ knowledge and intelligence to locally sourced information.

Our researchers financially trained for ABC / Compliance risks and fully educated in financial reporting. All reports are independently-tested and reviewed by a senior analyst before being sent to the client.

ICP has an extensive historic database which is used to for report validation, metrics and validation. ICP, due to the extensive database, can provide historic data, including shareholder information, where possible.

Information is obtained via several means, in all cases interviews with the subject and desktop research. Further information is obtained as appropriate from our own contracts within Chambers of Commerce, Registries, Shipping Agencies and other federal, government or official sources, as well as other ‘softer’ sources of information that can enhance overall subject risk understanding.


Proprietary aspects of the ICP product comprise the following details which are usually included in all reports:

  • Ownership and Management

    • Including company name, contact, website, email, previous company names if applicable, trading styles, trading names, address.

  • Senior Company Personnel

    • All senior directors and employees

    • Titles and any other relevant information including mobile numbers if applicable

    • Nationality

    • Total employees split subject and Group

  • Payments

    • Payment history

    • Size of company

    • Overall Credit Appraisal

    • Opinion on Maximum Credit

    • Trade risk assessment

    • Complaints

  • Significant changes

    • If applicable information on significant company changes. Change of ownership, merger, shareholder activity etc

  • Public Record Information

    • If applicable any information regarding legal procedures, commercial court actions, liens. 

    • Full sanctions and persons of interest searches are performed and stated 

  • Principal Bankers

    • Name, Branch, Address, telephone

  • Financial Information

    • Key financial Data

    • Profit and Loss

    • Consolidated Financial Information if available

    • Financial year end

    • Secured charges if available

  • Legal Status and History

    • Registry information

    • Date of incorporation, age of company, modifications of share capital and shareholders, takeovers, mergers, winding-up etc

    • Shareholders

    • Principle or parent companies and subsidiaries, full registration details / trade licence information, VAT number and any other unique identifiers

    • Affiliated companies

    • If applicable information on the affiliated companies

  • Operations

    • Business activity and detail (import / export, regions, NACE code)

    • Markets in which they operate, information about product or service,

    • Clients and Suppliers if applicable

    • Payment terms

  • Facilities

    • Premises including status of ownership, leased, rented

    • Size

    • Terms of contract if known

    • Fleet information if applicable

  • Registered office

  • Branch Offices

  • Commercial Court Judgments (specific regions)

  • Credit opinion section which includes additional information regarding the credit worthiness of the subject dependent on interview and other information sources

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