Anglo Info


(David GAY) #1

It’s gone very quiet at Anglo Info aka Smart Expat. Has it folded its tent in the night and stolen away?


AngloInfo not so Info
(Timothy Cole) #2

Gone into liquidation as I understand it (from my OH) which leaves those that paid to advertise 000’s out of pocket.

For all it’s failings AI did help a lot of people and offer a platform for trades to promote their businesses.


(Graham Lees) #3

Good bleeding riddance!
All the more reason now to ensure that SF survives for the future…
That said, we used AI quite a bit in the day for buying and selling bits and pieces but the new owners just got too greedy and distant in the end but like so many of the ex-pat subscription newspapers (which we paid in advance for - 2 as I recall) so perhaps using the “ex-pat” ndp spells disaster :thinking:


(Chris Kite) #4

Scroll down and you will find the relevant piece about Angloinfo/Smartexpat.


(Graham Lees) #5

Unfortunately, there was a major disappointment in respect of the investment in AngloINFO Limited. The Manager provided intensive support to the company throughout the year, bringing in new management and launching a new website, which it was hoped could unlock the company’s potential. Ultimately, the company has not been able to make sufficient progress and, since the period eUnfortunately, there was a major disappointment in respect of the investment in AngloINFO Limited. The Manager provided intensive support to the company throughout the year, bringing in new management and launching a new website, which it was hoped could unlock the company’s potential. Ultimately, the company has not been able to make sufficient progress and, since the period end, in view of the considerable further funding that would be required in order for the business to meet its immediate operating commitments, the decision was taken not to support the company further and it has now gone into liquidation. A full provision has therefore been made, resulting in an unrealised loss of £2.8 million for the year.nd, in view of the considerable further funding that would be required in order for the business to meet its immediate operating commitments, the decision was taken not to support the company further and it has now gone into liquidation. A full provision has therefore been made, resulting in an unrealised loss of £2.8 million for the year.


(Timothy Cole) #6

Over the years we got a lot of enquiries for our business through our ‘free’ ad on AI and also like many others bought and sold tons of stuff including vehicles.


(Barbara Deane) #7

strong textOver the years I had many questions answered on AL relating to local events and services. We are all learning about life here when we arrive and it was good to pass on the knowledge to others. There were the usual nutters who seemed to love to hate and the admin did not seem to be able to tackle the problem.


(John Scully) #8

Ah, vulture capitalists.


(Chris Neill) #9

They’re back!!! I ran the Madrid site for a while and just after I Ieft they closed down owing a lot of money to my ex-clients. Well they’re back with the Smartexpats website. I presume all the sites are now being run from the UK, so little local knowledge


(stella wood) #10

Hello Chris and welcome to the forum.

I presume you are still in Spain… what’s the weather like… ???