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    How do you find out if a company has gone bankrupt?

    Does anyone know?

    There is a company at work that owes us money, and last time our rep called there the shop was all shut up. Their website is still up and running though.

    I have tried emailling them and even pretended to be a customer with a big order (!), but have not had any reponse.

    Is there a way to find out if they have officially gone bankrupt? I feel bad about their website still being up as well, in case people are still placing orders on there and losing their money...

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    Check Companies House, it'll show you the current status of the company.

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    Gimme;7965702

    Check Companies House, it'll show you the current status of the … Check Companies House, it'll show you the current status of the company.]http://wck2.companieshouse.gov.uk/abffdf97089c6b91d9782dd4cf6036f9/wcframe?name=accessCompanyInfo



    Thanks for that - great link. Unfortunately I can't find the company I want on there, they have a weird name with a hyphen and it's not coming up - rep to you for your help though!

    Hmm, just managed to check their company number and says they are still going on there ...

    Hi, I work for a credit checking company (but not on the sales or data side), I know we sell various packages that would help you with finding this info - I won't name it, but you should maybe try and find one that suits your needs - believe me, they all hold a wealth of information on companies credit ratings etc. :-)

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    aardvarking;7965993

    Hi, I work for a credit checking company (but not on the sales or data … Hi, I work for a credit checking company (but not on the sales or data side), I know we sell various packages that would help you with finding this info - I won't name it, but you should maybe try and find one that suits your needs - believe me, they all hold a wealth of information on companies credit ratings etc. :-)



    Hi thanks for posting in this - how quickly would the information come up if they have shut the shop up and aren't trading any more? Companies House think they are still going and as I said the website is still up and running, but we haven't had any response from them for ages?

    Don't know how long it would take for it all to become official? Thanks

    Laffy42;7966152

    Hi thanks for posting in this - how quickly would the information come up … Hi thanks for posting in this - how quickly would the information come up if they have shut the shop up and aren't trading any more? Companies House think they are still going and as I said the website is still up and running, but we haven't had any response from them for ages?Don't know how long it would take for it all to become official? Thanks



    I'm afraid I don't know all the details of the packages as I work on the IT side. I'm more than happy to send you a link to the website so you can make your own mind up on it - just hope this doesn't breach the self promotion rule as I won't be making anything from it

    Order something from them, if you lose your cash, they have gone bankrupt ;-)

    company bankruptcy search - search in google under uk several companies that will offer the service.

    You can't do them direct with the Land registry otherwise I'd advise you to do that, you can order them by post or over the phone if you are willing to wait, unless you sign up to a buisness account.

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    Adam2050;7966326

    company bankruptcy search - search in google under uk several companies … company bankruptcy search - search in google under uk several companies that will offer the service.You can't do them direct with the Land registry otherwise I'd advise you to do that, you can order them by post or over the phone if you are willing to wait, unless you sign up to a buisness account.



    Thanks for that - will have a go.

    Does anyone know whether they legally have to announce that they have stopped trading? I haven't got a clue, but with the website still up and running ( and presumably people placing orders on it and not getting their stuff) it seems wrong...

    Laffy42;7967163

    Thanks for that - will have a go.Does anyone know whether they legally … Thanks for that - will have a go.Does anyone know whether they legally have to announce that they have stopped trading? I haven't got a clue, but with the website still up and running ( and presumably people placing orders on it and not getting their stuff) it seems wrong...



    If they file for Bankruptcy this will be made public.

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    StudentJo;7967192

    If they file for Bankruptcy this will be made public.



    But is there a time frame that is has to be done in? Or can they just carry on for as long as they like?

    do a search [URL="www.london-gazette.co.uk"]here[/URL]

    Laffy42;7967329

    But is there a time frame that is has to be done in? Or can they just … But is there a time frame that is has to be done in? Or can they just carry on for as long as they like?



    They can file for bankruptcy themselves or their creditors can petition for bankruptcy if they are owed money. I don't think there is a time frame for this, it can take ages. It could be that the management of the company know what is going to happen so they are just avoiding all phone calls etc.

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    Somebody;7970553

    do a search [URL="www.london-gazette.co.uk"]here[/URL]



    Hi, thanks for the link - i found the company and it has the code C2 next to it - what does it mean?!
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