About the FT content API

The Financial Times content API allows your organisation and developers to utilise the FT production systems to create digital products within your own applications or environments, by providing access to a dynamic feed of enriched full-text FT articles in realtime and a 5+ year archive.

FT Integrated Solutions licenses you to search and receive this feed of FT journalism and subsequently store, process and archive it. The feed is enriched with metadata to aid discoverability and is machine readable. The metadata describes aspects of the article content, such as the people or organisations mentioned, as well as relationships to organisations, asset classes and themes not obvious to the article itself.

Whether you want to build solutions to meet specific business requirements or enrich exisiting platforms with reliable, authoratitive journalism, with flexible access to the FT’s extensive database of business intelligence, there's no limit to what you can create.

Bringing value to your business

Extract more value from the FT - Datamine full-text FT articles and access a 5 year archive for more complex predictive data modelling.

Improve commercial awareness - Map FT articles, company citations and sectors to internal customer accounts, to keep your sales and CRM teams informed.

Drive productivity - Integrate FT journalism with internal workflows and business applications to increase employee engagement.

Increase platform engagement - Display full text FT journalism within your organisation’s own environment.

Implement with ease - Deploy the FT API according to your needs, and our product specialists will be on hand to provide support and advice.

Build custom solutions - Seamlessly integrate FT journalism into exisiting products or create bespoke solutions that meet specific business requirements.

The API Suite
API Output Description Volume*
Notifications A constantly updating list of content published by the FT. Approx 300 articles a day
Content The full body content, title, byline, published date etc., for an individual FT article. Plus flags indicating whether the content is a scoop, exclusive or editors choice. 730k+ articles
Enriched content As per the content endpoint, with added annotations and links to the concepts relevant to the article, including organisations, people, topics, section and locations. 9.6 million metadata tags
Organisations Information about an organisation, company or public company, including names, parent/child organisations, associated people, public identifiers and Financial Instrument Global Identifier (FIGI). 75k+ organisations
People Information about a person, including employment/board membership history. 132k+ people
Topics & sectors Information about the topics and sectors the FT covers. 700+ topics & sectors

*In a typical 1-year period

API output

Description: A constantly updating list of content published by the FT.

Volume: Approx 800 updates a day

Description: The full body content, title, byline, published date etc., for an individual FT article. Plus flags indicating whether the content is a scoop, exclusive or editors choice.

Volume: 1.3 million articles

Description: As per the content endpoint, with added annotations and links to the concepts relevant to the article, including organisations, people, topics, section and locations.

Volume: 1.3 million articles

Description: Information about an organisation, company or public company, including names, parent/child organisations, associated people, public identifiers and Financial Instrument Global Identifier (FIGI).

Volume: 4m+ organisations

Description: Information about a person, including employment/board membership history.

Volume: 2.6m people

Description: A mechanism to be alerted as soon as content is published by the FT (Beta product).

Volume: Real-time