My property is my pension!

My property is my pension!

We often hear this statement. It is usual spoken with great conviction and is based on the well known fact that property always goes up – OR DOES IT? Capital growth There is no question that property prices in the UK have shown some fantastic increases in recent years...
Why Magenta?

Why Magenta?

Why did we call ourselves Magenta Financial Planning? Next week Magenta will be 3 years old. The last 3 years have flown by and we are grateful to all our wonderful clients, business supporters, staff, friends and family, who encourage and inspire us every day! Just...
Financial Crime – Telephone Scam Alert!

Financial Crime – Telephone Scam Alert!

Please be aware that Magenta has received reports from Transact (our main investment platform) of a telephone call scam. This scam involves an automated phone call in which you will be prompted to “press 1 if you did not authorise this transaction”. The transaction...
Investment mistakes

Investment mistakes

 “The Big Mistake”… In late 1999, I met a new client who was about to sell his business and retire after 30 years hard work. He wanted some advice about his retirement and what to do with the sale proceeds. He already had some investments and...
Leaving a legacy to your loved ones….

Leaving a legacy to your loved ones….

Will it cause squabbles? Most families want to leave a legacy to their loved ones. What they rarely consider, however, is that children and extended relatives might squabble over their estate. According to the Centre for Economics & Business Research, generational...