The Dun & Bradstreet D-U-N-S® Number
is a unique nine-digit identifier for businesses. It is used to
establish a business credit file, which is often referenced by lenders
and potential business partners to help predict the reliability and/or
financial stability of the company in question. D-U-N-S, which stands
for data universal number system, is used to and maintain accurate and
timely information on 330M+ global businesses.
Why do I need the Dun & Bradstreet D-U-N-S® Number?
D-U-N-S Number has been referred to as the “Social Security number for
businesses.” In reality, it’s even more pervasive than Social Security.
The system is used in dozens of countries around the world, including
the U.S., Australia, and the European Union, and confers numerous
benefits on businesses that participate. The business credit file
associated with your business’s D-U-N-S Number can help potential
partners and lenders learn about your business and make informed
decisions about whether or not to work with you as a client, supplier or
partner. Even after you’ve signed a contract or accepted a loan, your
D-U-N-S Number can be used to help get a clear view of your
business, which can help you negotiate for improved terms and conditions
or a favorable line of credit.
Learn more about the D&B D-U-N-S® RegisteredTM Program >