What the papers said this last weekend

The Sunday Times reports a CBI warning that growth in business activity has virtually ground to a halt over the last 3 months as a result of what it terms ‘Brexit limbo’

There’s an interesting profile of Andrew Formica, head of Jupiter Asset Management, who is out to confound the naysayers, while James Timpson, CEO of Timpson Group, advises retailers to look after the rents and the rates will take care of themselves.

Louise Cooper provides a sobering guide to the potential pitfalls of freelancing, while an article about pension equality shows how just 63p a day can close the pension gap for women who take a break from work.

There is also a Raconteur supplement about the future of banking, leading with an analysis of how the race is on as tech shakes up capital markets.

The Mail on Sunday takes a look at the sport and leisure sector, with an item about giving portfolios a fitness boost and some added muscle without all the legwork.

They report ‘L&G sells off British insurance unit to Allianz’, and that Mr Kipling firm Premier Foods has lost its chairman.

Fraudsters pretending to be the taxman will be hit as HMRC deletes over 1,000 fake phone numbers, while The Prudent Investor asks “I want to add some emerging markets funds, but which should I choose?”

Sarah Davidson wonders how many savings accounts is too many, and reckons that 4 is the magic number.

The Sunday Telegraph reveals how you could save £17,000 a year on care by staying at home and reports that pension savers who follow the crowd could lose out by £2m.

As £165m Lendy collapses, experts warn that ‘a dozen more peer-to-peer firms will follow’.

They also name the 6 ‘cheapest’ British investment trusts.