Help with Overseas Company

Discussion in 'International Business' started by northlondonitsupport, Dec 4, 2018.

  1. northlondonitsupport

    northlondonitsupport UKBF Contributor Full Member

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    Hi

    We have been approached by a technical company who wish to white-label our services on some work here in the UK. The company appear legit and have asked us to do some work for a major international brand (their client). However, having been "burned" before I would like to do some due diligence. They have advised me that their payment terms are normally 6 - 8 weeks, which I feel pretty uncomfortable about. We are service providers so will be spending a lot of time doing the work for them.

    Is there a good place we can do an online check on a company which is based in France? I used to use Experian for UK based businesses. Is there an international equivalent? Any advice would be gratefully received.

    thanks
     
    Posted: Dec 4, 2018 By: northlondonitsupport Member since: May 25, 2010
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  2. The Byre

    The Byre UKBF Ace Free Member

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    Posted: Dec 4, 2018 By: The Byre Member since: Aug 13, 2013
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  3. GraemeL

    GraemeL Pain in the neck? Full Member - Verified Business

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    I recall that credit terms in France are typically 30 days longer than UK. Thats why you have big big problems if a French debtor goes pop.
    You might think about getting Credit Insurance.
     
    Posted: Dec 4, 2018 By: GraemeL Member since: Sep 7, 2011
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