M&S MONEY REINFORCE THEIR STRATEGIC 5 YEAR RELATIONSHIP WITH COR THROUGH RENEWAL OF CO-STARS CONTRACT

LONDON, February 3rd 2004: COR-IS (COR Investment Solutions), a division of
COR Financial Solutions, a leading global software provider of business and risk
management solutions to support banking, securities and asset management
announced today that Marks and Spencer Money has renewed its contract with
COR-IS and its commitment to the CO-STARS platform. CO-STARS and the team
at COR-IS has successfully supported Marks and Spencer Money over the last 3
years. Marks and Spencer Money administer a diverse range of retail investment
assets on CO-STARS including Unit Trusts, cash and equity holdings either
directly or through various products including PEPs and ISAs.
In a further endorsement of their confidence in CO-STARS, M&S Money have
committed to further projects using the CO-STARS platform, in the forthcoming
year.

Chris Kaye, Chief Operating Officer of COR-IS, says: "Marks and Spencer Money
were our first client to go live on CO-STARS when ISAs were first launched, since then we have built upon a firm relationship. We look forward to providing the highest level of service and support to a valued partner in the forthcoming year"
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Paul Shingler, Head of Savings and Investments, Marks and Spencer Money said:
"We view our relationship with COR as a strategic partnership. They understand
our business needs, and we work very well together to meet the challenging
deadlines which are presented to us in this ever demanding marketplace"
Chris Kaye, continues: "We are confident that CO-STARS offers the most efficient
wealth management solution in the marketplace, supporting multiple delivery
channels including direct, IFAs and Fund Supermarkets. We are also well placed
to meet the challenges of the emerging wrap market"

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