No. This is available to all Xero users with access to contacts in Australia and New Zealand.
Live Contacts are powered by Equifax, one of the leading providers of credit information and analysis in Australia and New Zealand. Equifax sources the Credit Risk Indicator information from multiple sources such as commercial credit accounts and other debts, public record information, court judgements and writs, directorship details, proprietorship details, bankruptcies, debt agreements and personal insolvency.
Equifax is supplying this information to Xero to help small businesses make better decisions about who and how to supply credit when dealing with their business customers. This information has been used by lenders and big banks to help them make lending decisions, and is now being made more widely available.
The credit information that we supply has been simplified for small businesses, and is available as a credit report through SwiftCheck.
Live Contacts are powered by Equifax, one of the leading providers of credit information and analysis in Australia and New Zealand. Equifax sources the Credit Risk Indicator information from multiple sources such as ASIC, ABN Register, Credit Providers, Courts, Bankruptcy etc. This information relates to companies and businesses only. It does not contain information about a persons’ personal credit such as a mortgage or a credit card.
A credit risk indicator is visible within Xero’s Live Contacts and is a predictor of the likelihood of a business or company to record an adverse event on their credit file within the next 12 months.
The credit risk indicator is separated into five bands from Very High risk (Red) to Very Low risk (Dark Green) depending on the information contained on a business’ credit file.
Live Contacts is functionality within Xero’s platform that reduces data entry, eradicates typos and makes easy work of adding new contacts in Xero. The capability will suggest the business you’re looking to create and if available will auto-populate their information including business name, address, ABN/NZBN, industry classification and credit risk indicator.
Xero has changed the game for small business. Their beautiful cloud-based accounting software connects people with the right numbers anytime, anywhere, on any device. Xero is one of the fastest growing Software as a Service companies, leading the New Zealand, Australian and United Kingdom cloud accounting markets.