Financial Times surpasses 700,000 digital subscribers and boasts highest readership in 130-year history

The Financial Times claims to have exceeded 900,000 ‘paying readers’ for the first time. The title has seen a surge in digital subscribers since April when it revealed the total stood at 650,000, up 14 per cent year on year. At the time it said Brexit and the US presidential election appeared to have particularly fuelled subscriber growth.

Press Gazette understands that the FT hit the new figure last week for the first time and the new total is likely to be reflected in audited circulation figures for the fourth quarter of this year. The total is arrived at by adding total print circulation with digital subscribers.

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