DUNS Number Definition

A DUNS (Data Universal Numbering System) number is a unique nine-digit identification number, issued by Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) to businesses around the world.

DUNS Number Extended Definition
Businesses can apply for a DUNS number (for free) by submitting their financial and business information to D&B.

This process establishes an account for the business and a credit rating, similar to consumer credit bureaus like Experian.

Financial institutions, government agencies, other businesses, etc., can purchase credit reports in an effort to check the credibility of registered businesses.

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Dianna Maze | Apr 11, 2023

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