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Software developed to assess endowment misselling

Oxford Actuaries and Consultants, a provider of consultancy and information services to the insurance and pensions industry, is launching a new software system to help companies calculate compensation if endowment mortgages are found to be missold.

Its Endowment Mortgage Expert System, based on technology developed during the pensions review, is designed to lead the user through the required steps to calculate accurate redress. The system can be installed on a single workstation or on a network. OAC helps companies maintain and develop the system.

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