Table: Credit Checks On The Web
PRODUCT, COST PER REPORT & CONTENT/CAVEATS
DUN & BRADSTREET (www.dnb.com/products/secure.htm#bbr):
BUSINESS BACKGROUND REPORT $20
Company history, executive bios. Clunky interface.
SUPPLIER EVALUATION REPORT $85
Court actions, payment trends. Also clunky, and data thin on newer companies.
NET EARNINGS (www.creditfyi.com):
CreditFYI EVALUATION $14.95
Bankruptcies, tax liens, a rating of payment timeliness. Few specifics to support rating.
AMERICAN BUSINESS INFORMATION (www.abii.com)
BUSINESS PROFILE & CREDIT REPORT $5
Address, business type, local competitors. Bare-bones info with cartoonish icons.