cocredo - company credit checks

CoCredo is a market-leading company providing online company credit reports and related business information within the UK and overseas. We supply a premium service at the most competitive price. Our information is updated continuously throughout the day to provide global business data that our users can trust, to assist them in making informed credit decisions across 235 territories. 

A brief history

Celebrating a milestone 20th year in business, CoCredo was started in 2002 as part of Wyse Leasing PLC and became a stand-alone company in 2005. In August 2009 a management buyout (MBO) was completed, which allowed us to assert our independence and strength as a stand-alone business away from Wyse Leasing. As part of this MBO, we changed our name from Wyse Assist to CoCredo Ltd.

The 'Credo' part of the name comes from the Latin for 'trust', and is the root word for credit with the 'Co' meaning both 'together' and 'company'. This is because we believe in working closely with our customers and we are proud to build relationships based on trust.

In March 2010 we moved our headquarters from Chesham to the prestigious Missenden Abbey in Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire. This move gave us room to expand the business and grow our dedicated team.

In 2015 Dan Hancocks took over complete ownership of the business and has since seen the company go from strength to strength. 

In 2017 we greatly broadened our network of data sources across the world and through detailed testing we were able to bring the best sources from around the world into one easy to use portal, supported by the very best Customer Service and Technology.

In 2018 we proudly launched our Dual Reports that are unique in the industry and have won numerous innovation awards.  Like no other report in the market, they allow users to benefit from multiple credit recommendations and highlight exception in the data available.

Going forward we continue to develop new and innovative improvements to not only our product offering but also the functionality of our web portal.  Much of this is based on feedback from our valued customers, industry associations as well as focus groups and forums, all that we are proud to be part of.

During 2020, we launched a new way of connecting with our customers, peers and friends in the industry by hosting a new Podcast called ‘Talking Credit’ which is available on Apple iTunes and YouTube.  Here we discuss issues facing the industry and businesses as a whole and hope to provide insight, knowledge and advice in regards to Credit.  To view this, please click here.

If you would like to meet our current Team at CoCredo, please click here.

Our focus

We value our customers and our aim is to cater for your individual requirements, which is why we have an incredible retention rate of over 99.4%. We have successfully grown the business year on year, with our continued aim going forward to offer our customers quality data, value for money, excellent customer service and ongoing product innovation.

Our online portal provides you with quick and instant access to a wealth of fantastic services. We provide business information on millions of companies throughout the world.

Subsequently, we pride ourselves, and our services on being:

  • Instant and easy to use web portal
  • Award-winning Customer Service Team
  • Full Online Training (suite of Tutorials or direct contact)
  • Customised Access permissions by user
  • Transparency to all usage and downloadable in Excel
  • Available 365 days a year, 24/7
  • Excellent value for money with bespoke packages to fit your needs
  • Reliable and accurate payment data
  • Data sourced from multiple sources to achieve the ‘best in class’ solution

Driving profitability, avoiding adverse risk, and increasing business efficiencies, are just a few of the benefits of using our services.

We'll also help you to:

  • Reduce bad debt and late payment
  • Implement credit limits for your customers & suppliers
  • Analyse your competitors - keeping you one step ahead
  • Improve your sales opportunities & prospecting of new clients
  • Protect against fraud - one of the biggest threats to any business

CoCredo are big enough to cope, small enough to care!


Company awards

Our awards

Over the years CoCredo has had some amazing recognition both within the credit industry and from the wider business environment.

In 2019 we won the CICM Credit Provider of the Year, which we are very proud of. We also won the Employer of the Year at the same award ceremony.  In February of the same year, we also collected the award for Business Innovation at the SME MK &Bucks 2019 Business Awards.

In 2018 we won Business Leader of the Year at the Buckinghamshire Business Awards and Technology Innovator Person of the Year at the Credit & Collections Awards 2018. 

At present we are in the running for two awards at the National Credit Awards 2021. These are in the Credit Information Provider of the Year and Innovation categories. 

We are very proud of what we have been able to achieve, and focus on trying to be the best we can possibly be.

Find out more about the accolades we have won on our awards page.

Covid-19 update

Due to the Covid-19 situation, the CoCredo team will continue to work remotely from home. We feel that not only does this move protect our staff's health but it also allows us to carry on with business as usual with a minimal amount of disruption to our customers. All the team (including customer service and our account managers) will continue to be on hand to help with any queries you may have, and our online portal will continue to be available 24/7 365 days a year. 

Our monitoring service helps customers keep abreast of any changes to the businesses you work with. If you have monitoring and would like to amend your current service from weekly to daily, please let us know. Being a company that aims to protect businesses from the risk of bad debt, we understand that these are challenging times and we are here to support you in the best way we can. If you have any further questions, please call us on 01494 790600. On behalf of everyone here at CoCredo we hope that you keep healthy and safe through this difficult time.