As per The Daily Mirror:
"More than 300,000 homeowners due to clear their mortgage debts this year are facing shameful shortfalls.
And some five million more people will suffer a similar fate in the next few years as a result of monstrous mis-selling of with-profits endowment policies....
Millions of people were suckered into taking out these disastrous policies in the 80s...."
Re being "suckered in", I couldn't agree more!