Request for credit reference in relation to a new customer seeking credit / open account on goods / products.
[COMPANY] of [address], has placed an order with us for [AMOUNT] worth of goods and listed you as a credit reference.
We would appreciate your sending us information regarding [COMPANY]'s credit rating. We would especially like to know how long the owner, [NAME], has had an account with you and whether or not any of [his / her] debts are past due. We will, of course, keep any information we received in strictest confidence.