Extract of emails sent and received today to/from a site visitor:
Sorry to hear about your compensation, but at least you have more than I have got so far!
The method that is meant to be used, as I understand it, is that the ombudsman or life assurance company compare your situation if you had taken out a repayment mortgage to the endowment; then the difference, if in your favour, is the compensation.
I have heard of more than £200. The case that springs to mind is mentioned in my letter posted 2 June (to The Endowment Diary) where Lord Denning was quoted; I believe (but you will need to check with The Times) the claimant got around £3K.
As with anything to do with money please take independant legal and financial advice before making any decision.
Please keep visiting the site, and keep in touch.
I too am in the process of trying to get some redress into being missold endowment policy, how stupid was I on a repayment mortgage to be sold an endowment? A blatant case of misselling. Anyway, I am in the final stages of negotiations with the Ombudsman & have been offered a payment of £200 for 'distress & inconvenience'. No mention of compensation. Have been now worn down with it all, have you heard of any awards being made greater than this? My original claim was for £20,000! Ha ha..."