History Of Changes

Please find a table below detailing the changes in various versions of the API. We may add new fields to the XML or JSON output without prior notification, so you should ensure that this does not cause problems for your application.

By default version 2.1 will be returned. Version number must be provided in request url to get any higher version than that.

To get latest version 2.3 for example, use:

Current Version: 2.3

Version Date Description
0.1 03/08/2015 The initial VisionNet API. Includes Company Searching functionality, basic reports, full reports, credit reports, shareholder reports. Also includes document listings, and document purchasing in PDF or TIFF format.
0.2 14/08/2015 Added BusinessNames element to the Company CREDIT report. PDF reports are now also available.
0.3 19/08/2015 Added eircode field to the Owner element on the Business Report.
0.4 09/10/2015 Added an Eircode Lookup API.
0.5 13/09/2016 Added Credit Check Individual PDF report.
0.6 27/09/2016 content-type header can now be used to specify PDF format.
0.7 13/10/2016 Standalone Person PEPCheck pdf report is now available.
0.8 11/04/2017 No longer returning empty fields in the response. JSON Array consistency fixes.
1.0 19/04/2017 All field names are now consistently using snake_case.
1.1 04/01/2019 Added company monitoring API. Added Financial and Audit exemption reasons. Added turnover_prediction
1.2 26/07/2019 Added UK Credit Report. Irish report XML flow fixes.
1.3 05/02/2020 Added liquidation_docs to the Irish Full and Credit reports
1.4 31/03/2020 UK Credit Report BalanceSheet can now contain provisions field. Added balance_sheet_months to the BalanceSheet and ProfitAndLoss elements.
1.5 22/06/2020 Added url, telephone and vat_numbers objects to the Company credit reports. Also added a new UBO/AML/KYC report.
1.6 17/11/2020 Expanded Credit Check Individual request with structured data. Please contact us for more details.
1.7 15/03/2022 Added riskwatch_details element to Credit Report, containing relevant notices and documents for the company
1.8 05/08/2022 Added risk_factor(traffic lights) element to cci_result json/xml and pdf report
2.0 01/10/2022
  • API 2.0 Application released on dedicated servers
  • Default and minimum supported version on this domain name is now 2.0
  • SUBMISSION_NUM changed from INT(8) to CHAR(9)
  • TIFF document format no longer available (PDF only)
  • CCI and PEP requests are POST method only
  • PDF report version added to UK and UBO
  • Added DigitalHub API
  • Added Postman collection for all requests
  • Added group_company field to the company report (Was missing on latest XSD. Updated 13th Feb 2024)
  • 2.1 27/03/2023
    • Returning county_id and country fields together with address where possible
    • Added shared_directorships object on FULL and CREDIT company reports
    • Added nationality=true parameter to return director nationality on FULL or CREDIT reports
    • Added anacredit=true parameter to add anacredit data object on FULL or CREDIT report
    2.2 23/11/2023
    • nace_codes JSON structure is now correctly returned
    • vat_numbers JSON is now correctly returned as array
    2.3 21/03/2024
    • nace_codes JSON structure on business report is now correctly returned
    • added audit_details object with auditor name, address and opinion

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