4 Financial Planning

Independent Financial Adviser  Bristol & Bath Science Park, Bristol, BS16 7FR
First meeting at adviser's own cost
Straightforward, cost-effective, expert advice on pensions, investments and protection. "Dependable advice, delivered by humans, driven by technology"
We can advise you on
Annuity purchase
Pension consolidation
Pension drawdown
Pensions & retirement planning
Pensions review
Pensions transfer
Wealth management
Ethical investments
ISA / Unit Trusts / OEICs
Investing for income
Investment trusts
Socially responsible investments
Unit trusts
Lump sum
Regular savings
Critical illness
Income protection insurance
Life insurance
Capital gains tax
Estate planning
Income tax
Taxation planning
Group Pension/Stakeholder
Group income protection
Response rating
FCA authorised
Last authorised 20th June 2022
Meet our advisers
Ian Else
Founder and Financial Planner

This examination assesses the candidate to develop in depth financial planning skills related to personal and corporate pensions.

To achieve DipPFS individuals must achieve 140 credits. At least 80 credits must be at Diploma or AFPC level.

Kat Mock
Paraplanner & Technical Consultant

To achieve the Fellowship grade, individuals would be required to have 10 AFPC (Diploma) units or equivalent. This shows a commitment to continuous professional development.

Chartered financial planner - individual adviser accreditation
What our clients say
Ian and I have worked together for 5 years now. His advice has always been honest, even if it wasn't what I wanted to hear. He's reliable and responds to my queries quickly. I trust and like him, that's why I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him.
John, Weston
About us

At 4 Financial Planning, we don’t believe financial services should be about boozy lunches, long golf days, or fancy offices.

After all, our job is to help your finances and ensure they work harder for you both now and in the future. And that means sticking to the important stuff.

As an independent financial adviser, we specialise in retirement planning, investments, and protecting your loved ones if life gives you lemons.
What we provide is expert advice, guidance and support to ensure you’ve got all your bases covered. And we do it on a fixed fee basis so there won’t be any surprises.

Our founder, Ian Else, has been in the industry for more than 15 years, so he really does know his stuff - and he’s got the coveted AF3 certification on pensions to prove it.

Combining our skills and knowledge with the latest technology, we can deliver an efficient service that leaves more of your money in your pocket, so you can enjoy it.

Our services

At 4FP you’ll find reliable, cost-effective advice on four key areas:

• Retirement Planning - to ensure you maintain your lifestyle even after you stop working.
• Protection - so that you and your loved ones are covered if the worst should happen.
• Investments - including ISAs and unit trusts, to help your money grow over time.
• Estate planning - giving you full control of what happens after you’re gone.

How we work is simple:

Step 01: DISCOVERY A free hour-long session where we can get to know each other and clarify what your goals are.

Step 02: X-RAY A deep dive into your financial circumstances, gathering facts to help identify whether you’re on track and where you need support.

Step 03: DIAGNOSIS This is where we start putting your plan into action, whether that be setting up pensions, investments, or insurance policies.

Step 04: MAINTENANCE Ongoing support to ensure that your financial plans change with you and your circumstances.

Where to find us
Head office address: Bristol & Bath Science Park, Dirac Crescent, Bristol, BS16 7FR
Service coverage
Preferred clients
Minimum wealth (income/assets)
Minimum pension value
Minimum mortgage value
Special offers
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Advice methods
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    Face to face
Response rating
FCA authorised
Last authorised 20th June 2022

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