Business Lookup Report

Overview

The Business Lookup Report verifies that a business exists, and returns a set of additional attributes such as corporation registration filing number, phone numbers, registered agents, website, state registrations, physical addresses, and industry code.

The Business Lookup Report is powered by data from hundreds of sources, including public government records at the federal and state levels. Government records include records from each state’s Secretary of State and professional licensing divisions; the SBA; the SEC, and more. Persona combines this data with proprietary information from industry-leading business data providers and with a company’s digital footprint.

Why is this report type valuable?

Instead of an analyst having to manually collect and analyze information about the business from different sources, this Report allows an organization to collect the information, verify it, and surface it in one place. This information is instrumental in the KYB process as it validates the legitimacy of the given business. 

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What information does this report provide?

name

Name of the business

aliases

The various names for the business found in data sources, ordered by prevalence

description

Description of the business and its main activities

legal_status

Based on bankruptcy data, whether the business is active or not

legal_entity_type

The legal structure under which the business is incorporated

date_of_incorporation

Incorporation date found in the best record.

industry_classifications

GICS and NAICS classifications of the business

identifiers

A list of business registration details. Each list item is a separate jurisdiction. Includes registration date, and corporate registration status.

The corporate registration status can be: active, inactive, or unknown 

addresses

List of addresses for the business containing street, city, state, and postal code

websites

List of website URLs associated with the business

phone_numbers

The phone numbers associated with the business

agents

An agent is a business or individual designated to receive service of process when a business is involved in a legal matter

officers

A corporation’s officers are responsible for the management and day-to-day operations of the company. e.g., CEO, CFO, President, etc.

headcount

Estimated headcount for the business based on available sources

sources

List of databases this data was collected from

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Does Business Lookup Report include Beneficial Ownership information?

Not necessarily. Persona’s Business Lookup Report surfaces officers and agents, which can contain beneficial owners. However, this is not an exhaustive list of all beneficial owners necessarily. There is no database available in the US that harbors all beneficial owners of every business.

Disclaimer

Persona is not a consumer reporting agency and the services (and the data provided as part of its services) do not constitute a ‘consumer report’ for the purposes of the Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The data and reports we provide to you may not be used, in whole or in part, to: make any consumer debt collection decision, establish a consumer’s eligibility for credit, insurance, employment, government benefits, or housing, or for any other purpose authorized under the FCRA. If you use any of any of our services, you agree not to use them, or the data, for any purpose authorized under the FCRA or in relation to taking an adverse action relating to a consumer application.