The Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) is responsible for the registration and management of all processes associated with setting up a company in Nigeria. The organisation aims to protect the interest of the public and has the power to conduct an investigation where the public is concerned.
A business owner is advised to register his/her business with the CAC as a show of credibility. Furthermore, it enhances a good business relationship among potential clients, because clients are confident that they are dealing with a noble institution.
If you are a client that will require the services of a company and you want to avoid being defrauded, or you are wary about a company you are about to call up, then you should learn how to check if a company is registered in Nigeria.
How to Check If a Company Is Registered in Nigeria
Follow the steps below to know how to check if a company is registered in Nigeria.
- Log on to the official CAC website: cac.gov.ng. At the homepage, click on the public search icon, or land directly to the page by logging on to publicsearch.cac.gov.ng
- While in the search page, input in the company name you want to look up and check the box that says ‘’I am not a robot.’’ Click search.
- If the company is registered with the CAC, the results will include the company name, RC number, address and date of registration.
Bingo! That’s how to check if a company is registered in Nigeria.
Now over to a business owner point of view, when you register your company, you stand to gain some benefits which you will see below.
- Enhances Customer Relationship
In addition to credibility, registering your company gives both existing and new customers the assurance to keep working with you.
It keeps customers at ease and sets a good reputation for your business especially with new clients.
- Ease in Securing Loans
When your company is registered, it is easier to acquire loans than for personal use. Check out this post to see the companies that can loan you money without collateral in Nigeria.
- Corporate Account Opening
As a business owner, you have the liberty to open a corporate account.
Having a corporate account in your company name will give more trust and credibility.
Now that you know how to check if a company is registered in Nigeria, you know the step to take before dealing with a company. However, this does not mean that companies or businesses that are not registered are fraudulent.
Some of these companies might be start-ups that are working tirelessly to see their growth. As a result, might not be able to set aside funds for the registration process.
This article only aims to protect the interest of clients that might have at any time experienced fraud; it is also to educate readers on the importance of registering a company.
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