About Us

Asquith Financial Services prides its self on customer service and ensuring that we take the time to understand our customers’ needs and present recommendations tailored to meet your individual requirements.

Located in the Historic Town of Colchester we primarily service the Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk area’s as well as the home counties and London. The business looks to provide advice to assist its customers with Mortgage, Protection, Equity Release, Business Assurance and Home Insurance products.

We normally meet our customers twice in the advice process with the initial meeting gathering the information about you and to understand your situation and financial goals.

After we prepare suitable solutions to meet your needs and then arrange a further meeting to discuss suitable solutions and answer any questions you may have. We would then progress to complete an application.

Our appointments are usually carried out in the comfort of your own home or business premises.

Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.
Equity Release will reduce the value of your estate and can affect your eligibility for means tested benefits.


Neil Barsby - Owner / Mortgage, Protection & Equity Release Adviser

Tel : 07500969167      Email : [email protected]

Neil Barsby, owner of Asquith Financial Services has been active in the Financial Services and Banking sector for over thirty years.

He has worked in the Mortgage and Protection market for many years both as an Adviser and a Regional Manager. He has also previously worked as a Financial Adviser as well as a Financial Services Manager.

He has led Specialist Banking and Trust Services Propositions.

Neil has also had experience in Business Banking as a Business Development Manager looking to support businesses with their lending needs around property finance and working with a Business Banking Manager to build lasting relationships by supporting business owners across the full range of appropriate products.


  • The Financial Planning Certificate
  • The Certificate in Mortgage Advice
  • The Certificate in Equity Release
  • The Certificate for Financial Services Regulation and Ethics.
  • Just want to say a long overdue thank you to Neil Barsby at asquith financial services, one of the members on here. I'm due to have my first football match back tomorrow evening after months out after breaking my foot. I ended up having 5 weeks off work and being self employed it cost me a small fortune. I decided to take out income protection to cushion some of the blow financially if anything similar happened again. To say I'm lethargic in terms of getting things like this done is an understatement but this man went above and beyond in terms of organising me and my policy and getting things where they needed to be.

    J. M.

  • Neil has been helping us set up a remortgage of our property and life insurance, he has been very helpful and transparent throughout the process and has kept us up to date the whole way through.

    A. and M. L.

  • Neil was able to provide a high quality, thorough advisory service when looking at my Critical Illness and Life Insurance cover - having set up my own business recently and lost all of these employee benefits it was important to me to know I was covered and getting the best fit/value for money deal on the market suitable for my needs. Neil was extremely professional and was able to present a number of options that suited my needs. I highly recommend his services.

    S. M.

  • Neil was fantastic from start to finish. He set up life insurance and buildings and contents insurance for us. We were 1st time buyers and didn't have a clue. I would 100% recommend Neil to anyone. I will deal with him again in the future.

    Mr M. H.

  • Neil's advice, knowledge and professionalism is second to none. He has advised me on personal and company finance and assets for many years. Asquith Financial Services are commercially minded but with a personal approach.

    Mr N. S.

  • Absolutely brilliant: fantastic customer service, very knowledgeable and made the whole process swift and easy. Thank you!

    G. A.

  • Fantastic speedy service and at a great price for my life insurance.

    Mr W. B.

  • Very patient and helpful! Great service!

    S. B.

  • Neil is very knowledgeable when it comes to protection. I found him easy to understand, friendly and a good listener. I'm confident that the policy Neil has recommended is the right one for me and I would certainly recommend Neil.

    Mr D G

  • We recently reviewed our life assurance cover and Neil provided excellent, easy to understand information on the options available to us to provide the level of protection we need to ensure that our family will have less to worry about if something unforeseen and tragic happened. Absolutely recommend that you speak to Asquith Financial Services if you would like an honest and professional advisor who will go through your needs to provide the right policies.

    Mr D E, Cambridgeshire