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Purpose

The purpose of this Getting Started is to guide the novice users of IgniteiBroker an information brokerage online services by Ignite Intelligence to understand the reliable and cost effective way of searching and extracting records from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), New Zealand Companies office (NZ Co) database. IgniteiBroker now also offers Australian companies Credit Reporting facility.

Application

This guide applies to all users who use ASIC Searches, NZ Searches and Credit Reports Searches and subsequent extractions.

Definitions of Important Terms

Terms Expansions/Meanings
ABN Australian Business Number
ACN Australian Company Number
APTY Australian Proprietary Company
APUB Australian Public Company
ARBN Australian Registered Body Number
ASIC Australian Securities and Investment Commission
Attachments via Email Documents is sent as an attachment via Email
Browse keys Family names
Current Provides you with data relevant to the status as in current point of time
CreditorWatch An organisation Ignite Intelligence partners with to provide Credit Reports of Australian companies
DoB Date of Birth
FNOS Foreign Company Registered with ASIC
Historical Provides you with data from the beginning of its origin in ASIC to the current point of time
Hyperlink via Email Hyperlink is sent in the Email as the document size may reach till 500 pages
Maximum Number of Names Maximum number of output names to be displayed
Minimum Score This value indicates the degree to which the search results will match the input criteria
NAB National Australia Bank
NZ New Zealand
NZ Co New Zealand Companies office
RACN Registered Australian Body
Reduce Former Name Score An entry in this field which is a former name of an Organisation and has an 100% match with the requested details will then be reduced to 99% and hence will not be an exact match
Search Scope Scope of search options within a given jurisdiction
Sort by Score Sorting the output as per their score in percentage in which it matches with the given input name to be searched
Word Match Matches the combination of words in the search

IgniteiBroker Overview

IgniteiBroker is an ASIC Information Broker application offering search services. You can register and login to start searching. IgniteiBroker currently offers the following ASIC search services:
Business Name Holder Search: Provides complete details of a Person who owns a Business Name/s as per records in ASIC registers
Business Name Search: Provides complete details of an Organisation that is a Business Name Holder - as per records in ASIC registers.
Organisation Name Search: Provides complete details of an Organisation that is a Business Name Holder - as per records in ASIC registers.
Personal Extract: The Personal Extract provides information of a person and their relationship with companies.
Offline Organisation Search: An Offline Organisation Search allows you to obtain a list of Organisation names matching your keywords.
Document Image Search: The Document Search provides you with basic details of documents that have been lodged with ASIC and allows you to purchase copies of them.
Charge Details: Charge details such as Registered Agent Number, Lodging Party Details, Corporation Name, Details of the Charge, and Details of the Chargee can be obtained from ASIC.
Satisfied Charges Extract: A charge is a debt for which the subject company has provided security, usually in the form of equipment and/or stock to a particular value.
Professional Register: provides you with information about people and Organisations on ASIC's professional registers.
Authorised Representative: Authorised Representatives are the people who are authorised to provide a specified financial service or services on behalf of the licensee.
Banned & Disqualified Search: This ASIC register contains details only of those persons who are disqualified from managing companies under the Corporations Act where ASIC receives express notice of the disqualification under the Act.
Relational Organisation Extract: Weekly Summaries provides you with the selections such as - Disqualified Directors, Licences Granted, etc., to be downloaded as weekly extracts.

IgniteiBroker is also an NZ Co Information Broker application offering search services for Australian companies. You can register and login to start searching. IgniteiBroker currently offers the following NZ Co search services:
New Zealand Entity Search: The Entity Search service searches the Companies Office database on current or historic company details, using company name, company number or one or two keywords within the company name.
New Zealand Person Search: The Person Search service allows clients to search the Companies Office database for details on Directors, Shareholders and Banned Director.

Further, IgniteiBroker is a Credit Reports Information Broker application offering credit reporting services for Australian companies. You can register and login to start searching. IgniteiBroker currently provides access to credit report on any business in Australia to assess their credit worthiness and what sort of risk they represent.

A single login enables you to search and extract ASIC reports, NZ Co reports and Australian companies Credit Reports.

Registration

Individual User Registration

Individual Users of IgniteiBroker can register by clicking on "Free Registration".

It is quite simple to register with IgniteiBroker and your Credit card details are not required for registration. First accept the terms and conditions. Then fill out the mandatory fields as indicated. You just need single registration and single sign-on to access both ASIC, NZ companies information and also Australian companies Credit Reports.


Once you submit the registration form you will receive an email confirming your registration. Click on the link provided in the registration email to activate your account and start using our services.


Guest User

'Try it out as a guest' button present in the home page provides you with an option to search for free without the hassle of registration. Just click the button and you can start searching ASIC, NZ companies information and Credit Reports with IgniteiBroker as a guest user.

After logging in as a guest user, you can access all our search services and search the entire ASIC registry, NZ Co and Credit Reports database for free. For example, once you have logged in as a guest user, you will land on the 'Creditor Reports Search' page (Details about this search is provided in the later part of this document). Here you can search for Credit Reports of an organisation for free. Similarly for ASIC searches, navigate to Business Name Search. Here you can search for ASIC registry for free by giving valid input details.

Likewise for NZ searches, navigate to New Zealand Entity Search. Here you can search for NZ Co database for free by giving valid input details.


The sample search results from Credit Reports database are displayed as shown below.


Similarly, the sample search results from NZ Co database are displayed as shown below.


Likewise, sample search results from ASIC registry are displayed as shown below.


From the search results, you can choose any extract to order, then select the items and add to cart prior to checkout. While in the shopping cart, If you are a new user, please select 'New User' and provide minimum details for registration such as First Name, Last Name, Email ID and Password before paying or purchasing the selected items. Next, please accept 'Terms and Conditions' and when you checkout, your account is created automatically and you are redirected to the payment page where you can opt a payment option and pay for the order. From here on you are a registered user having access to features like order history and more.

Please note that for Credit Reports Search you can select only one extract at a time into the shopping cart.



After this you are a registered member of IgniteiBroker.


If you are an existing user, select the 'Existing User' and then provide the registered Email-ID and password click 'Checkout' to proceed to payment page for valid credentials.

Discount

In Payment Page, if you have ordered extracts four times then you will receive a mail having a coupon code. You can use this coupon code to get discount. Validity of coupon code is of one month.

Login Information

You can login to IgniteiBroker using your Email-Id and Password that was provided at the time of registration. If login is not successful because of incorrect password, please try to retrieve your password by using the Forgot Password option. If you are not able to login because of incorrect login name, please contact 1300 72 55 72.

You can also login using Organisation ID and password to get substantial discount. To get Organisation ID please contact the administrator

Credit Reports Search

Credit Reports Search provides access to credit report on any business in Australia to assess their credit worthiness and what sort of financial risk they represent. This also allows you to see if a director is involved with another company because the status of each company a director is involved with is provided. Further, this allows you to view the changes to a company over time including ASIC updates, name and director changes and related adverse data, if any.

You can search for Credit Reports by providing Business Name or Australian Business Number (ABN) or Australian Company Number (ACN).

The sample search results are displayed as shown below.

You can select only one credit report at a time.

When you click on ‘Add to Cart’ button. A message “Enrich this report with ASIC Organisation data” will pop up allowing you to add related ASIC data of that company for a charge.

You can skip the ASIC data enrichment or you can enrich your report by clicking on ‘Add to Cart’ button.

ASIC Searches

ASIC Search provides you with information on companies, business names, persons, documents, etc.

Business Name Holder Search

You can search for Business owner details by their First Name and Last Name or simply enter the ABN of the business they are associated with. You can order for related Current or Historical information.

Business Name Search

You can search for Business Name details by the name of the Organisation or ABN. You can also use the search filters such as Postal Code and State. This is to allow sharp and narrow searches. You can order for related Current or Historical information.

Organisation Name Search

You can search for Organisation by using Organisation Name or using ACN / ARBN (Australian Registered Body Number) number of the Organisation. You can also use the filter options such as search Type, Search Scope, Minimum Score, Sort by Score, Reduce Former Name Score to refine your search results. This search provides information of Current or Current & Historical information.

The sample search results are displayed as shown below.

Personal Extract

The Personal Extract Service provides information of a person and their relationship with various companies. You can search for a Person by their First Name and Last Name. You can also use the Middle Name as a search criterion. Use Filter Options such as Include Members, Start DoB, and End DoB to narrow down your search. You can order for Current or Historical information.

The sample search results are displayed as shown below.

Offline Organisation Search

An Offline Organisation Search allows you to obtain a list of Organisation names matching your keywords. You can search for an Offline Organisation by Organisation Name and Search Scope (It allows you to defined the scope of the name search within the requested jurisdiction). The results are sent to you by ASIC directly to the email ID address specified while ordering.

Document Image Search

The Document Image Search provides you with basic details of documents that have been lodged with ASIC and allows you to purchase copies of them. You can search for documents by Document Number.
A Document Number related to an Organisation can be obtained from Organisation Extract of that particular Organisation.

The sample search results are displayed as shown below.

Charge Details

Charge details such as Registered Agent Number, Lodging Party Details, and Corporation Name, Details of the Charges can be obtained from ASIC. You can search for Charge Details by Charge number. You can enter the Charge number for retrieving the Charge Details you are interested in.
Charge number can be obtained from Organisation Extract for a particular Organisation.

Your search results are populated in the form of a sample list as shown below.

You can order the Satisfied Charges for the related Organisation by filling the details.

Satisfied Charges Extract

A Charge is a debt for which the subject company has provided security, usually in the form of equipment and/or stock to a particular value. Charges can be of Current (the settlement is not yet done or issue is not yet resolved) or Satisfied (the settlement is done or issue has been resolved) in nature. Enter the Organisation number, Customer Name, Customer Phone number and Delivery Options.

Professional Register Search

Browsing the Professional Registers provides you with information about people and organisations on ASIC's professional registers. You can search for Professional Register by keying in Registration Number or Browse Key and a valid Register Type.

The sample search results are displayed as shown below.

Authorised Representative Search

Authorised Representatives are the people who are authorised to provide a specified financial service or services on behalf of the licenses they hold. Such authorisations are usually in the form of a written and signed document. Simply enter the Register Type, First Name and Last Name, or Representative Number to search.

The sample search results are displayed as shown below.

Banned & Disqualified Register Search

This ASIC register contains details only of those persons who are disqualified from managing companies under the Corporations Act where ASIC receives express notice of the disqualification under the Act. Simply enter the Register Type and Browse key (Family Name) to retrieve your search results.

The sample search results are displayed as shown below.

Relational Organisation Extract

Roles and shareholdings of an Organisation holding in relation to other Organisations can be obtained using this service. Relational Organisation extracts are available for the following type of companies:

  Australian Proprietary Company (APTY)
  Australian Public Company (APUB)
  Foreign Company Registered with ASIC (FNOS)
  Registered Australian Body (RACN)

Relational Organisation Extract Search is done by using Organisation Number as search key to obtain details from ASIC.

Relational Organisation Extract Search can also be done using ABN.

Weekly Summaries Extract

Weekly Summaries provides you with the following selections to be downloaded as weekly extracts. They are:
  Disqualified Directors
  External Administrations Commenced
  Licences Granted, etc.

The inputs which need to be provided are Start Date of week and the desired Weekly Summary Type.

Once the order is placed, ASIC will deliver the extract directly to you.

New Zealand Entity Search

The Entity Search service searches the Companies Office database on current or historic company details, using company name, company number or one or two keywords within the company name.

The inputs which need to be provided are company name or company number.

The sample search results are displayed as shown below.

New Zealand Person Search

The Person Search service allows clients to search the Companies Office database for details on Directors, Shareholders and also search the Banned Directors.

The inputs which need to be provided are person name and his/her role in the company.

The sample search results are displayed as shown below.

Click on Associated Company Name to get more details

Shopping Cart

Select the extracts you would like to download and add it to the shopping cart. You will be able to continue shopping/searching for more extracts. You can also edit the items in your shopping cart as shown below.

Payment

IgniteiBroker accepts payment via PayPal only.

  Payment via PayPal
Once you select pay with PayPal, You are redirected to PayPal payment page. Here you have to provide valid Email ID and PayPal Password or pay by providing your Credit card details. On processing the payment successfully, a confirmation message is presented with transaction reference number.

If you have ordered four times in the same month, you will receive a mail having coupon code. You can use this coupon code for your future orders to avail a discount. Validity of coupon code is for a month.

Order History

You can view all your purchase details in the Order History. It provides detailed information about your purchases and also the status of the order.

Profile Changes

You can change or modify your profile details using the Profile link. We request you to keep your profile up-to-date always.

Change Password

To change your password, you can use the Change Password link. Key in your Old Password, New Password and confirm the New Password, and click update. On success, a confirmation message is presented to you acknowledging your password change.

Fees and Samples

For information about Fees click on Fees/Fees and Samples link. This page provides the fees structure of all the services provided by IgniteiBroker.You can also view samples where available.

 

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