Ian Jessop

Helping to plan a secure financial future

Mapping out your goals is the first step to financial security

Having a clear understanding of what your financial priorities are and putting a plan in place to achieve your goals puts you in control of money matters. Financial advice can go a long way to provide peace of mind that you are addressing the needs of you and your family. Working with a professional is an important investment in your future to make sure you’ve got everything covered.

I specialise in the following advice services:

  • Lifetime Financial Planning
  • Pension & Retirement Planning
  • Investment & Wealth Management
  • Later Life & Estate Planning
  • Wills & Power of Attorney
  • Personal Protection
  • Workplace Pension
  • Business Protection Planning
  • Mortgage Planning
  • Equity Release

Ian Jessop, Independent Financial Adviser, Colchester

Abacus Associates

I am a dedicated IFA, that is whole of market and unbiased, with over 35 years experience, based in Tendring, Essex and I specialise in:

– Pensions (Workplace Pensions / SIPP / SSAS / PPP / SHP / RAC / Income Drawdown)
– Investments (ISA / OEIC / DFM / Bonds)
– Tax (Business / Corporate / Personal / IHT mitigation)
– Protection (Director Share Protection / Death in Service / Keyman / Income / Liabilities)

I put my customer at the heart of everything I do, obtaining the very best solutions for them and going the extra mile to get things done. I focus on the needs of my Business, Commercial and Personal customers on an on-going relationship basis. Putting Integrity, Honesty and Respect at the top of my advice menu I seek to put together a robust financial plan that my clients understand with regular reviews and updates.

I provide truly Independent Financial Advice for Retirement Planning, Wealth Management, Protection, Tax Planning, Workplace Pensions, Legal and Investment solutions to Business, Commercial, and Personal clients with the emphasis on exceptional customer service and bespoke advice. Ian Jessop IFA, with the support of Abacus Associates, is one of the busiest IFA practices in Essex and is the most popular IFA for Pension/Investment/Taxation advice in the Tendring and Colchester area.

An Integrated Approach to Financial Services

Below you can see what advice I specialise in. If there are additional services you require, Tavistock Investments provides support in other aspects of financial advice, and I can put you in touch with someone.

Our Independent Financial Advice process:


ISAs, Junior ISAs, other general investments to suit your needs


Mortgages, buy-to-let, other borrowing, cash management


Income protection, life insurance, critical illness, later-in-life


Pensions, trusts, equity release, wills, inheritance & estate planning.

My specific areas of expertise:

Investment & wealth management

Creating, growing, and then maintaining wealth is key to successful financial planning and should be part of a longer-term investment strategy.

Personal protection

Talking about illness, disability or death is never an easy conversation to have but protecting against the unexpected will help with financial security and ensure your family can cope should the worst happen.

Lifetime financial planning

If you have a Defined Benefit or Final Salary pension scheme, there may be individual circumstances where a pension transfer could be advantageous.

Later life & estate planning

We spend a lifetime building our wealth, so it’s important to find the most effective way to protect your assets, in order for you to pass them on to those you love as efficiently as possible.

Pensions & retirement planning

When you think about the future, what does your retirement look like to you? An important question which we can help you answer.

Wills & power of attorney

Making a Will is essential to ensuring that your wealth benefits those whom you choose and is not taken by taxation, unnecessary legal costs and beneficiaries chosen by the law.


Securing the right mortgage can make the difference between a property that becomes a happy and secure family home and one that ends up as a financial burden.

Workplace pensions

As an employer, you must auto-enrol certain staff into a workplace pension scheme and contribute towards it in order to meet legislative obligations.

Business protection planning

The importance of business protection is often overlooked but is key to helping business owners plan for the unexpected.

Equity release

Equity release is a way for homeowners over the age of 55 to release value from their home in the form of cash without having to sell or move.

First consultation at my cost

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