Here are our picks of the stories your clients may have read in the weekend newspapers…
The child benefit cap became law today. Any household where a parent or their partner has an income of more than £50,000 will see a reduction in their benefit, with bonuses, rental and investment income and profits on selling some investments all included in the total, the Mail reports.
Switching banks is at the top of the FT's list of New Year's resolutions. With Lloyds and RBS both selling off branches, consumers should take advantage of advantage of offers from First Direct and Nationwide.
The Sunday Times cautions against gilt investing in 2013 because of record-low yields. The paper recommends corporate debt and Japan as contrarian options for this year.
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Consumers are being targeted by a firm offering "rare" earth metals, according to the Independent on Sunday. Some have lost up to £45,000 as a result of the scam, which is unregulated and over-inflates the market price of the metals.
The days of early retirement could be over, according to the Guardian. About 55% of 55 to 64-year-olds were working in December 2012 - up from 41% in February 2010 - and that one in three over-55s plan to continue working part-time when they do eventually retire.
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