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 Great Bromley near 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.

Mortgages on and equity released from your home will be secured against it.


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.


"Its great to see how much people have valued having an expert adviser by their side during these uncertain times. After receiving outstanding client reviews, this adviser has recently qualified for the 2021 Guide To Top Rated Financial Advisers, distributed in The Times! Well done!" - VouchedFor comments

  • I would like to thank Neil Barsby for the excellent service he provided us this year by assisting us to re-mortgage our property. Neil and his team members were very helpful as we had a family bereavement and it seemed quite a stretch to hand the documents in on time. Neil is a highly competent and professional financial advisor and I am truly grateful for the day I met him through networking. Thank you Neil!

    K. C.

  • Neil is brilliant no hard sell and his suggestions where really helpful. i recommend Neil as his on top of his game and was recommended by our solicitor.

    R. B.

  • Neil Was very informative and helped me find the mortgage product I required in a short period of time ...I would have no issues in recommending to anyone

    P. B.

  • Neil Barsby worked swiftly, and was super efficient in dealing with my Equity Release. He explained everything clearly, making sure I understood every step. I have no hesitation in recommending him. Angie K.

    A. K.

  • Neil has been invaluable in helping me find and setup my life insurance and income protection. He made the whole process extremely easy and I would highly recommend Neil and the services he provides. Matt D.

    M. D.

  • Fantastic, thorough service. I met with Neil and he went through all the various insurance options with the most comprehensive cover to suit my budget. He also looked into my other active policies to make sure I was covered correctly and not doubling up or paying out unnecessarily. He too the time to make sure I could access the best cover and truly believe this is one of the most important things. I have ever taken out to protect me and my family. I looked at Life Cover, Critical Illness cover and Income Protection. The meeting took me through all the questionnaires one on one with each section explained clearly.

    K. D.

  • I recently posted about the help I received from Neil Barsby setting up my income protection insurance. If there is anyone out there in similar circumstances to me being self employed and debating income protection insurance I urge you to give the man a call and set it up. I broke my metartarsal in January and ended up out of work for 6 weeks. That's when I posted on here for advice and he was recommended to me. I debated not bothering to set up a policy but he chased me up and set it all up for me with ease.

    J. M.

  • I wanted to deal with a local financial advisor in Colchester and I identified Asquith Financial Services via a Google search. After reviewing Neil's Linkedin profile, career history and qualifications and looking at his website I contacted him.
    Neil promptly responded to my enquiry and he was very meticulous in understanding my needs, gathering information and obtaining offers from the equity release providers.
    Neil explained everything in an easy to understand way and at all times demonstrated his excellent knowledge, expertise and professionalism.

    C. A.

  • Fantastic service, answered all of my questions. I was given plenty of information and advise. Overall very pleased and surprised with the value for money. I will definatley be using your advise in the future, many thanks.


  • A great service by Neil who has managed against the odds to get me life cover!

    As a type 1 diabetic in my 50’s and as a company director I really wanted to provide cover for my wife and business partner and having failed previously I thought it was highly unlikely that Neil would succeed but through the whole process he has shown great tenacity and presence of mind to battle through the red tape, unhelpful doctors and cynical underwriters to get us a deal, thank you Neil.

    D. L.

  • Neil explained everything clearly without any hard sell tactics. I really appreciated this and the fact that he was confident in the products he was offering.  I will be recommending Asquith to friends. Thank you Neil


  • Neil has provided a thorough and efficient service in providing our critical illness and life insurance. We felt our requirements were listened to completely and we felt confident in the services provided.

    A. G.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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