Creditsafe Launches U.S. Operations from Allentown, PA

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Europe’s Most-Used Supplier of Online Company Credit Reports Aims to Revolutionize the American Credit-Report Market With Plans for Rapid U.S. Growth, Creditsafe Will Hire 250 Employees In Allentown Over the Next Five Years

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Creditsafe, Europe’s most-used supplier of online company credit reports, has officially launched its U.S. operations from Allentown, Pennsylvania, and aims to revolutionize the American credit-report market, delivering significant business benefits to companies trading both nationally and internationally. Its new U.S. headquarters, which opened on Pond Road in September 2012 with 24 employees, now employs 50 and anticipates expanding to 250 over the next five years to meet its goals for rapid U.S. growth. Creditsafe USA President Matthew Debbage made the announcements today.

With its U.S. launch, Creditsafe ( aims to replicate the success of its business in Europe, where five Creditsafe reports are downloaded every second from its company-credit database, the world’s largest. Launched in Norway in 1997, the privately-owned company has grown over the past few years to include offices in the U.K., Germany, France, Sweden, Ireland, Belgium and the Netherlands, employing over 500 people and serving more than 50,000 customers worldwide.

“Creditsafe is looking to increase the number of U.S. companies that benefit from company credit reports by providing superior data in an easy-to-use format at significant savings,” Debbage said. “By offering unlimited access for an annual fee so companies never have to worry about how much a report costs, we make business information accessible to both new and previous users of company credit reports. We have developed a genuinely different service that will become essential in the U.S. market and transform the way U.S. businesses use credit information.”

Creditsafe already has data on 47 million U.S. businesses, and its American customers will have access to 67 million records for European companies as well. The company offers high-quality reports that are easy to use for the non-specialist but contain all the business data and information an expert user needs. An annual subscription to the Creditsafe service gives customers unlimited access to vital company information, such as solvency, payment record and payment timing, from a range of public and private sources.

Debbage added, “We invested a lot of time researching the best location from which to launch our U.S. operations. Allentown-based business consultant Joseph Facchiano of JoFash Enterprises introduced us to an impressive group of local business and government leaders, and we feel strongly that the Lehigh Valley will provide us with the ideal business environment in which to grow our ambitious international business. We are poised to shake up the American credit-reporting market and are thrilled to officially launch our U.S. business from Allentown.”

Known for its uniquely positive telesales culture, Creditsafe highly values internal promotion with 70 percent of its management advancing from its telesales operation. The independently-minded company made headlines worldwide last summer when CEO Cato Syversen invited his entire workforce of 500 on an all-expenses-paid trip to the Mediterranean island of Majorca, Spain, to celebrate Creditsafe’s 15th anniversary. The company’s U.S. office in Allentown is now filling roles in telesales using its mantra “Hire for attitude and train for skill.” Experience is not essential but the right outlook is. Applicants can register their interest via email at


About The Creditsafe Group:
The Creditsafe Group is Europe’s most-used supplier of online company credit reports with five Creditsafe reports downloaded every second. Privately-owned and independently-minded, Creditsafe ( is looking to change the way business information is used by providing high-quality data in an easy-to-use format that everyone in an organization can benefit from. Launched in Norway in 1997, Creditsafe has offices in the U.K., Germany, France, Sweden, Ireland, Belgium and the Netherlands, employing over 500 people and serving more than 50,000 customers.

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