Foot Anstey has advised Santander on its investment into a Cornish company behind a group of international credit reporting and comparison websites.
Credit Reporting Agency is the holding company for Checkmyfile.com, launched in 2000 and the principal business within the group.
The website is said to have been the first in the UK and in Australia to give consumers online access to credit reports. The funding from Santander will support a secondary buyout and future UK and international growth plans.
Barry Stamp, managing director, said: "We were delighted to secure the support and funding from Santander and have no doubt it will enable the continued growth of the group."
Peter Abel, director at Santander Growth Capital, added: "Credit Reporting is an established and successful B2C services business. We are pleased to be supporting the management team as they grow the group's impressive customer base and develop new channels and services."