Coface UK has launched InfoLine - a service that combines factual business information with risk analysis to help businesses understand the creditworthiness of their customers.

Delivered in partnership with business information supplier Graydon UK, InfoLine is a dedicated online facility which provides a simple way of obtaining commercial credit information. The service combines access to Graydon UK's up to date business information reports on over four million UK registered companies and non-incorporated businesses, with Coface's @rating score. Coface says its @rating score is driven by its experience as a credit insurer with current research and the latest thinking on financial predictability to identify possible business failures.

Businesses can also access additional information linked to each report, or request reports on companies not currently listed in the database.

Andrew Share, information manager, Coface UK, said: "In the past, comprehensive credit information and an insurer's ratings have only been accessible to those who hold a credit insurance policy. InfoLine now makes the same high level of credit information available to any business, to help them to make swift and well-informed business decisions."