Investing in Japan
Business credit report company Creditsafe Group establishes subsidiary in Fukuoka
Mar 27, 2017
A major UK business credit report company, Creditsafe Group, established Creditsafe K.K. in September 2016 and entered into Japanese credit report market.
The company has 12 bases in Europe and the US, and has been providing more than 90 million credit reports to more than 90 thousands customers annually.
The subsidiary established in Fukuoka is the first base in Asia for Creditsafe Group. The company set up a telemarketing center with 50 personnel in Fukuoka and opened it in September 2016. In addition to this head office in Fukuoka, they opened Tokyo office at the same time.
For the establishment of the company in Japan, the JETRO Invest Japan Business Support Center (IBSC) provided support to Creditsafe Group, including referral to local governments, service providers (real estate agents and service office providers), provision of necessary information for starting up and lending of an IBSC office.