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Basics of Business Credit
Business credit refers to the collection of scores, ratings, and other indicators commonly used by lenders, suppliers, customers, and other partners to quantify the risk of working with a company. To help you better understand business credit, we’ll walk you through the basics and how you can use business credit to help grow your business.
A company’s business credit is its perceived ability to make good on financial obligations according to the terms of its contracts. This is often expressed as a collection of scores and ratings found in a business’s credit file, which is part of a company’s Live Business Identity in the <a href="/content/dnb-us/en/home/about-us/data-cloud.html">Dun & Bradstreet Data Cloud</a>. A strong business credit file can help put your potential customers, lenders, and suppliers at ease, while poor scores and ratings may impact your ability to win contracts, result in higher interest rates on loans, and otherwise limit growth.
Financial & Credit Risks
Financial risks strike at the heart of a business, starving it of resources and hampering cash flow. Financial risk can appear in many forms – from customers who fail to pay for their purchases, suppliers who fail to ship inventory, and even the company’s own business strategy, if risky decisions are made. Learn about financial and credit risks and how data enables companies to more accurately assess the threat posed by other businesses.