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What is the difference between an FT.com standard and premium subscription?

In summary, an FT Standard digital subscription provides an overview of the most important business, political and economic stories from around the world. Standard access is about breadth: readers can rely on our trustworthy and unbiased reporting to understand what is happening in the world.

Premium is about depth, providing deeper analysis on key topics. With FT Premium subscriptions, readers receive full access to FT journalism, including extra analysis and insight that they can’t find elsewhere. Customers tell us they value Premium because it helps shape their decision-making and gives them a competitive advantage.

What additional content and tools are included in Premium?

A Premium subscription includes the global market intelligence you would expect from the FT, plus:

Columns
  • The Lex Column
    Lex is the FT’s premium business and finance column. The oldest and arguably the most influential column of its kind, Lex delivers independent opinion and analysis of company news, macroeconomics and the financial markets. Our readers rely on Lex to understand the risks and opportunities likely to impact their investment decisions.
  • EM Squared
    Building on reader interest in emerging markets, EM Squared is a premium data-driven news and analysis service on emerging markets. It covers the major trends affecting developing economies as defined by the MSCI emerging markets index. Stories and data are sourced from the FT’s global correspondents every weekday.
Featured newsletters
  • Due Diligence
    Due Diligence is the FT’s daily briefing on corporate finance, private equity and M&A. It provides exclusive and proprietary insights on deals and deal makers, including scoops, sharp commentary and access to what the most powerful people in corporate finance are thinking.
  • Market Forces
    Mike Mackenzie writes the FT’s daily newsletter on the world of investment. It provides context and analysis on the world of investment each day, and provides readers with a handy guide to the best coverage on offer, both in the FT and elsewhere.
  • Martin Sandbu’s Free Lunch
    Martin Sandbu’s Free Lunch is the FT’s weekly newsletter on the global economic policy debate. For premium subscribers, it is sent out by lunchtime in Europe, and offers a spirited opinion on the latest commentary and stories. It is your weekly guided tour to the meaning behind global economics news.
  • Trade Secrets
    Trade Secrets is the FT's must-read briefing covering the changing face of international trade and globalisation. This daily newsletter is written by leading FT trade specialists, including Alan Beattie and James Politi.
  • #fintechFT
    fintechFT is your curated briefing on digital disruption in the financial industry. Every Monday, we bring you an original piece of fintech reporting from our team of reporters based in Europe, Asia and the US.
Curated news briefings
  • Brussels Briefing
    Stay up to speed on developments across Europe with news and comment from our Brussels bureau.
  • Business School
    Keep up to date with business education, training and career development.
  • Energy Source
    Review the week’s must-read energy news, comment and analysis.
  • Brexit Briefing
    Follow the big issues on the separation of the UK from the EU.
  • Swamp Notes
    Money and Power in Trump's America.
  • Moral Money
    Your trusted guide to the fast-expanding world of ESG, Impact Investing, Socially Responsible Business and Corporate Purpose.
  • Opening Quote
    Be ready when the London market opens, with Cat Rutter Pooley’s pre-market update and commentary.
  • Tech Scroll Asia
    Your crucial orientation to the billions being made and lost in the world of Asia Tech. A curated menu of exclusive news, crisp analysis, smart data and the latest tech buzz from the FT and Nikkei.
  • #techFT
    Track trends in tech, media and telecoms.
Tools and services
  • Third party channel access
    Premium subscribers on group licences are able to access FT journalism via over 60 third party platforms, enabling users to receive alerts and undertake research easily across multiple sources of information.
  • ePaper
    A digital replica of the printed newspaper. Download it to read stories exactly as they appear in print, on your smartphone, laptop or tablet.
  • Gift Articles
    Share 20 articles a month with anyone who does not have an FT.com subscription.

I would like to try a Premium subscription for my team. How can I do that?

We offer free access to FT.com for 30 days to help teams evaluate our service (minimum of five people).

An FT Group Subscription extracts the intelligence that’s relevant to your business and delivers it via the media and technologies that suit you best, saving you time and keeping you informed on what matters.

For more information about how the Financial Times can help your organisation or to request a free trial, please get in touch.

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