At present, county courts ask Registry Trust to collate their judgements and it costs £8 to find out if a potential trading partner has judgements against. If the search is on a company that has changed its name, the cost is £16 for two searches or for the company below, £40.

company number 2472364

21/02/1990      MERCEDES-BENZ FINANCE LIMITED
04/01/2000      DAIMLERCHRYSLER FINANCIAL SERVICES (DEBIS) LIMITED
13/08/2001      DAIMLERCHRYSLER SERVICES UK LIMITED
14/02/2006      DAIMLERCHRYSLER FINANCIAL SERVICES UK LIMITED
01/04/2008      MERCEDEZ BENZ FINANCIAL SERVICES UK LIMITED
 
Burystead Court
120 Caldecotte Lake Drive
Caldecotte
MILTON KEYNES
MK7 8ND
 

Why is this idea important?

The county court judgement list is important in discovering whether someone is creditworthy.

Finance companies use it all the time.

So it seems unfair that a company can make itself hard to search just by changing its name.

Online services like getbizzy.info and creditgate.com find it tecnically easy to collate documents about different companies names, so I think the ministry of justice and its contractor should be able to do it and for less than £8, let alone £8 a company name.

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