CCL was formed in 1984 and the first module, Mortgage Illustrations,
went on sale in January, 1986. The system was sold complete with
the computer for which it was designed, as there was no computer
compatibility at that time.
The second module produced illustrated Permanent Health Insurance
and this was shortly followed by a program to survey the residential
mortgage lenders market, called Loan-Search.
During 1987, the system was redesigned for the new PC compatible
computers and, at the same time, CCL added a program for Level
Term Assurance illustrations.
In 1989, the introduction of the Fact-Find/Needs Analysis program
heralded a major change in emphasis, effectively moving CCL from
offering solely product illustrations to a complete financial advice
system. This has achieved remarkable success with the independent
financial market as core module of the most effective point-of-sales
software available today for IFAs.
In 1991/1992, the software was completely redesigned and re-launched,
greatly widening the scope of the system and adding several new
program modules, including Commercial Mortgages, Pension Term and
Short-Term Assurance Illustrations. The revised program also incorporated
a word processor, mail-merge and a full diary system.
In June 1993, the innovative Pensions Analyser, possibly the most
important piece of research software to be made available during
the last few years, was launched and, since then, has been developed
and enhanced to become the leading pensions advice software in
the UK and was also purchased by over 20 product providers as the
definitive pension product design tool.
Following a further redevelopment of the software to deal with
the new regulations in January 1995 and the approval of the system's
parameters by the PIA in November 1994, Client Accounts and Critical
Illness modules were developed and added to the system in April
The Windows version of the system was launched in January 1996.
Our 5,000th system was sold in 2001 and we have continued to review
the market and provide innovative and unique functionality to the