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Insolvency registers - Sweden

This page provides you with information on the Swedish insolvency register.


Insolvency registers

What does the Swedish insolvency register offer?

The Swedish Companies Registration Office manages several registers which provide information on registered companies. The Swedish Companies Registration Office does not keep a single, coherent register of natural and legal persons which have been declared bankrupt. There is a register, kept by the Swedish Companies Registration Office, of natural persons and estates that have been declared bankrupt. However, information regarding companies that have been declared bankrupt is registered in several different business registers managed by the Swedish Companies Registration Office. Access to information on natural persons, estates and companies from the registers managed by the Swedish Companies Registration Office is accessible from an Internet search engine.

Hereafter, information on the bankruptcy of companies, natural persons and estates contained in the different Swedish Companies Registration Office' registers is referred to as The Insolvency Register of Sweden (including both information accessible from the Internet Link opens in new windowsearch engine and by directly contacting Link opens in new windowthe Swedish Companies Registration Office).

The Register contains data on companies, natural persons and estates at different stages of bankruptcy. The Register broadly contains the following types of information:

  • Date of start of bankruptcy proceedings
  • Name of the responsible court
  • Name, address and registration number/personal code number of the subject
  • Status of the proceedings
  • Name and address of the trustee

The register is owned and managed by the Swedish Companies Registration Office.

Only information submitted by the courts is entered into the Register. Information is entered on the day the information is received by the Swedish Companies Registration Office from the court. When a natural person is declared bankrupt, the information is included in the business registers the natural person may be registered in.

Is access to the Swedish insolvency register free of charge?

Information contained in The Insolvency Register of Sweden is available free of charge by contacting the Swedish Companies Registration Office by phone. Requests for written information from the Register incur a fee in most cases.

Access to information on companies' bankruptcy status by using the Internet search engine is free of charge. Additional information is available only to registered and paying users.

How to search the Swedish insolvency register

To receive information contained in the register, anyone can contact the Swedish Companies Registration Office by post, e-mail or phone. The Internet search engine allows to search the Register by company name, personal name, registration number or personal code number. 

History of the Swedish insolvency register

Information contained in the Register is maintained for a period of five years


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Last update: 01/05/2010