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Bankruptcy and insolvency registers


This section provides information on registers concerning cases of insolvency in Belgium.

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What is the situation concerning insolvency registers in Belgium?

There are no public insolvency registers in Belgium.

  • As regards businesses, the Belgian company database (BCE) is a register that shows all identifying data concerning businesses, as well as their legal situation (notably bankruptcy). Bankruptcy and court-approved composition judgments are, however, published in the Belgian Official Gazette, accessible online.
  • As regards individuals, Belgium has a database that centralises certain information relating to over-indebted persons who have chosen to initiate collective debt settlement proceedings. This database has been set up at the National Bank of Belgium but is not public.

Is consultation of insolvency registers in Belgium a paid-for service?

No, there are no charges to access the database.

How to search an insolvency register in Belgium

You can search for bankruptcy or court-approved composition judgments in the Belgian Official Gazette.

Period covered by insolvency registers in Belgium

Business references are available from 1 January 1983 with a link to publications issued from 1 June 1997 onwards.

Publications by associations after 1 July 2003 are also available.

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Last update: 18/01/2017

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