Armadillo Business Information: Originally started as researchers of corporate records and now owns and operates the online web based system, aRMadillo®. Available through the web, aRMadillo provides credit reports on over 350 million companies in 220 countries. Launched in June 1997, it was the first online data system fully committed to web delivery in the world.

Complemented by a specialist research team, clients can also receive official company documents from over 1000 registries worldwide, as well as in certified, legalised or apostilled formats. International registry company documents are also available from a wide range of jurisdictions with a delivery time of under 1 hour. Instant access to over 420 million company documents held at the UK's Companies House.

aRMadillo also launched the world's first company credit report app in 2011, allowing users the opportunity to download information straight to their smart phones.

aRMadillo's services are used by law firms, accountants, banks, company secretaries, credit controllers, journalists, money laundering reporting officers, compliance and anyone who needs to obtain instant, current and accurate information on companies and individuals. Searches are also available to individuals registering a company or brand.

The company is certified under the international recognised quality standard ISO 9001.

  • 1973
    RM Group is founded as Raymond Morris & Co by Manny Cohen, specialising in company searches and reports.
  • 1970 & 1980
    The portfolio of professional services expands to include specialist research and overseas information expertise.
  • 1982
    Company Formations & Secretarial Services. Partnership becomes Raymond Morris & Co Ltd.
  • 1986
    The group changes its structure to Raymond Morris Group Ltd, RM Information Consultants and RM Company Services Ltd.
  • 1987
    RM Trade Marks Ltd, the searching and registration of trade marks began.
  • 1992
    The RM Company Shop Ltd opened on City Road London selling information services, company formations, legal stationary and business books (closed 2005 due to area redevelopment).
  • 1995
    Launched Commercial Intelligence Unit.
  • 1996
    RM Online Ltd registered on 9th July.
  • 1997
    aRMadillo - The world's first company information online supplier to commit to Internet delivery is launched on the Web on 3rd June 1997.
  • 1998
    Launched Online Trade Mark search engine on the Web on 4th June.
  • 1999
    First to launch direct access to Companies House Direct
    First to launch US database of individuals.
    The first outside of the US (discontinued due to US law change)
    The first to link with 3rd party carriers of data such as Butterworths (now Lexis Nexus), Freeserve and others
  • 2001
    First to commit to complete XML delivery of company information.
  • 2002
    Worldwide documents made available within 24 hours.
  • 2009
    Registered ISO 9001.
  • 2011
    aRMadillo app - Worlds first company & credit report mobile app launched on 6th June and chosen as App of theWeek by ‘Shortlist’ magazine
    Launched Document :59 to deliver international documents in less than one hour.
  • 2012
    aRMadillo mobile app featured on BBC World “Click” programme
    Creative Innovation Award finalist at Hertfordshire Business Awards.
  • 2015
    Relaunch of Compliance Intelligence Unit.
  • 2016
    Launched under £10 European & USA company reports.
  • 2017
    Changed name from RM Online Ltd to Armadillo Business Information Ltd.
  • 2017
    20th anniversary of Armadillo, the Online web database on June 3rd
    Happy Birthday Armadillo The first and longest running online corporate database on the web!
  • 2018
    Launched the Armadillo Hub

Regulated industries we serve


Armadillo can supply Instant Online Compliance Data as well as Legal & Compliance advice. We are the best as we understand your needs, having also three different regulated firms in our business, including a UK regulated law firm that can also ensure confidentiality.


We can advise on your Compliance Policy, client risk control & assessment, on-boarding process & all functions of KYC & Compliance in your organisation and within the regulated industries under the 4th Directive and Criminal Finances Act.


Through our UK regulated Law Firm, we can assist your business with the full compliance function. This includes constant training, control of your risk register, client files, client KYC contract, updating of all parts of compliance within your Firm including protection of your brand/trade name and the prevention of infringement. From marketing to client due diligence regulatory advice and control, Armadillo will take over the compliance headache and let you do best what you know. We empower you to concentrate on your business.

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We can translate any language.



No need to manage contracts with multiple suppliers.



Our client details and requests are never disclosed.


Competitive pricing

Experts committed to bringing you the lowest prices possible.



Majority of documents delivered in under 1 hour.


Cost effective

Pay as you go, no contracts or minimum commitment.

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