Over the past 178 years, Dun & Bradstreet has helped clients survive financial panics, recessions, the Great Depression, wars, pandemics and numerous global changes. D&B has helped businesses to weather these storms through the power of better decisioning based on data and analytics.

Again, as in its 178 years history, Dun & Bradstreet has taken several actions to help businesses to manage risk and enable growth during this time:​

  • D&B Business Essentials: For a three-month period, D&B is offering free access to key data and analytics to help UK SMEs during this challenging period and support the road to recovery. D&B Business Essentials includes data that will help SMEs find new customers, retain current ones, and assess their risk exposure using credit scores (based on our D&B Hoovers Lite and D&B Credit Essentials solutions)/
  • As one of the four designated Credit Reference Agencies in the UK, D&B has also been working with HM Treasury to look at the impact of coronavirus on business credit scores (link to recent media coverage)
  • D&B has developed a COVID-19 Business Impact Research Platform containing data on the number of UK businesses by region, size (employee count), sales volume and industry to enable the prioritization of response efforts and funding support – this is also available in the US and its data science team (Anthony Scriffignano is heavily involved) are working with government agencies to see how it can support further.
  • D&B has also been running several webinars, replay of the latest one is available here, which included insights and presentations from the World Economic Forum, the International Chambers of Commerce and the World Wide Web foundation.
  • The U.S. business has launched a new COVID impact index – more information is available here and it is working on a version for the UK and other markets.


All the latest content relating to coronavirus continues to be available on D&B’s website at dnb.co.uk/coronavirus.

Source:  Dun & Bradstreet