Frequently asked questions
Find answers to common questions from businesses about the Financial Times and its licensing policy. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please contact us.
What is an FT corporate content licence?
Our content licence gives an organisation, or a group of Readers in an organisation, the right to access Financial Times articles on FT.com and via third party services. The terms of the licence agreement describe the permitted use of FT content.
How does your corporate licensing work?
We work with organisations to identify the number of people or ‘Core Readers’ that require frequent use of FT content. The price of a licence is based on the number of Core Readers, starting at a minimum of ten. Depending on the percentage of Core Readers in an organisation, we also provide access for a wider group requiring occasional use of FT content. With a corporate licence, you pay once for the right to access our journalism and then access it via multiple platforms.
Who can purchase a licence?
Any organisation can purchase a licence for ten or more people by contacting us online
or call +44 (0)20 7873 4001 or +1 877 843 3399 (US toll free). An FT.com subscription can be purchased online for up to nine users at www.ft.com/subscribe
What is the difference between Team, Group and Enterprise licences?
We offer three types of licence to cater for different customer requirements:
Team Licence: provides access to FT content for a defined number of Readers. This option is typically used by small businesses or separate departments within an organisation
Group Licence: enables a defined number of Readers to access FT content but helps address situations where access via third party platforms cannot be limited to this workgroup
Enterprise Licence: allows all employees in an organisation to access FT content
How will Readers access FT.com?
Readers are permissioned on FT.com in two ways: 1) PIN Code. Readers are given a PIN or activation code which is used to create an FT.com subscription. 2) Access Manager. A customised sign-up page is created for each corporate client using our Access Manager tool. Readers visiting FT.com from specified IP addresses are presented with this page from which they can create an FT.com subscription.
How does it work with news aggregators and other third party services?
The Financial Times has agreements with 40 channel partners to integrate FT content into their workflow solutions. Depending on the type of agreement, customers will either view the full text article on the partner platform or on FT.com. Only FT corporate licence holders can view the full text on a third party platform. A full list of channel partners is available online
What does a content licence allow Readers in my organisation to do?
view our content for personal use on any device that is compatible with FT.com (this might be your PC, laptop, mobile phone, or tablet device) and store our content on that device for personal use
print single copies of articles on paper for personal use
share links to articles by using the article tools we make available at the foot of each article
forward by email or publish online original FT headlines, links to the articles and the first 140 characters of the article
What is not permitted by the licence?
You may not copy FT articles in order to republish or redistribute those articles, for example by pasting them into emails or republishing them in any media, including websites, newsletters or intranets. This applies irrespective of where you source those FT articles, including FT.com and any third party source of FT content such as news aggregators. In addition, sharing of passwords is not permitted, as this is equivalent to making a copy.
What data does the FT collect relating to our employees and what does it do with it?
outlines in detail how the data is processed. We collect aggregated usage information to monitor compliance with our terms and conditions and to measure demand.
I have some questions about your licensing policy, who should I contact?
Please contact us online
or call +44 (0)20 7873 4001 or +1 877 843 3399 (US toll free).