Essential IFA Ltd

Independent Financial Adviser Epsilon House Business Centre, West Road, Ransomes Euro Park, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP3 9FJ
First meeting at adviser's own cost
Response rating
FCA verified
17th June 2019
Pride ourselves on a personal service and offering truly independent financial advice on all investments, pensions and financial planning matters.
We can advise you on
    • Ethical investments
    • Investing for income
    • Investment trusts
    • ISAs
    • OEICs
    • Offshore investments
    • Unit trusts
    • Accident & sickness
    • Buildings and contents
    • Critical illness
    • Healthcare
    • Income protection insurance
    • Large business
    • Life insurance
    • Payment protection insurance
    • Small business
    • Commercial mortgages
    • Corporate pension
    • Employee benefits
    • Group critical illness
    • Group income protection
    • Group life insurance
    • Group pensions
    • Group private medical insurance
    • Group protection
    • Annuity purchase
    • Auto enrolment
    • Pension consolidation
    • Pension drawdown
    • Pensions & divorce
    • Pensions & retirement planning
    • Pensions review
    • Pensions transfer
    • Sipps
    • Stakeholder
    • Lump sum
    • National savings
    • Regular savings
    • Savings for children
    • School fees planning
    • Wealth management
    • Capital gains tax
    • Estate planning
    • Income tax
    • Taxation planning
    • Long term care
Meet our advisers
Peter Herd PFC dip
Independent Financial Advisor
What our clients say
I highly recommend the services of Peter Herd of Essential IFA in Ipswich. Peter advised me through a very testing house purchase in 2012. He was a constant support through the whole process and his professionalism, determination and expert knowledge of the financial services was invaluable. Without him I would not be settled with my two children in our very own house.
Kathryn D, Ipswich
I used Essential as I had to make some decisions about pensions and also sorting out personal finances. I was a little bit anxious as it was like going to the dentist. Unlike many similar organisations, Peter didn't just stick to the script but was able to pick up on many of the unspoken things and able to understand my situation better than I expected. Thus he put me at ease. He gave good honest advice which I valued and delivered the service in a timely, open and professional manner. We even chatted about cars and holidays which is always fun! No hesitation in recommending him.
Steve J, Ipswich
"Good standards, sound advice and professional help" are the basics, in my view. But Peter goes further - being fleixble, providing personal attention and inspiring trust - he displays the rare and valuable qualities one seeks in a professional to handle your financial affairs.
Joe W, Ipswich
Where to find us

Epsilon House Business Centre, West Road, Ransomes Euro Park, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP3 9FJ

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About us

My name is Peter Herd and I am a member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland. I have over 20 years’ experience within financial services and have worked in both Banks and Building Societies and have worked in many fields of financial planning including Business Banking and so I am able to give independent advice based on a client’s entire financial situation. I am FCA registered and hold a Level 5 Diploma in Investment Planning. I also have a current Statement of Professional Standing which complies with RDR regulations.

Our services

Essential IFA prides itself on customer service and we hope by working together with our clients that we can provide high-level financial planning that makes your goals come true.

Of course we give advice on products like pensions, ISA’s, life insurance and even mortgages but what we have to do first is get to know YOU. We take time to understand your needs and to work out what is the best course of action.

We also offer a full review service to all our clients, as we feel that reviews are as equally important as the initial advice.

Advice methods
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Special offers
Choose an Unbiased exclusive special offer:
Preferred clients
Minimum wealth (income/assets)
Minimum pension value
Minimum mortgage value

Our fees are not based on commissions and instead we have a fee-based charging structure that is tailored to each individual. You will also receive a fee agreement before any work has been completed and you can be assured that there are no hidden charges.

We are also fully qualified experienced financial advisers and keep our knowledge up to date for an ever-changing market within the financial world. We are also regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Essential IFA is an appointed representative of the Whitechurch Network Ltd which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).The Financial Conduct Authority may not regulate all products or services on this website including tax planning. Essential IFA offers services only to investors in the UK. The value of your investment is not guaranteed, it may go down as well as up and income from it may fluctuate and you may not get back your original investment.

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