FT Launches FT Money Tabloid and Enterprise Page

New 16-page personal finance section FT named Personal Finance Newspaper of the Year

London: September, 16 2005: On Saturday 24 September the Weekend FT will launch its new personal finance section, FT Money. The 16-page full-colour tabloid will contain news, views and interviews from the world of personal finance and investment.

This week the 7-strong personal finance team picked up the Personal Finance Newspaper of the Year award at the ABI Financial Media Awards 2005. Judges commented that the FT?s reporting was always "authoritative, relevant and topical" and "explains often complex issues in an easy to understand way".

The same weekend will see the introduction of a "Your Business" page to the Companies and Markets section of the newspaper. The main article will be called "Minding Your Own Business" and will focus on a company and how it can overcome its business problems with advice offered from industry experts. The page will be a practical guide to starting up in business and will also offer articles on red tape, finance and accounting.

Andrew Gowers, Financial Times editor, commented: "September sees exciting changes to the Weekend FT. FT Money will bring readers even more personal finance news and comment from our award winning team and the "Your Business" page will offer expert advice to budding entrepreneurs."

Further information

For further information please contact: Joanna Manning-Cooper/Lucy Ellison on 020 7873 4447/020 7873 3119

About The Financial Times Group

The Financial Times Group, one of the world?s leading business information companies, aims to provide a broad range of business information and services to the growing audience of internationally minded business people.  The FT Group includes:

  1. The Financial Times, one of the world?s leading business newspapers, is recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy.  Providing extensive news, comment and analysis, the newspaper is printed in 23 cities across the globe, has a daily circulation of over 427,000 and a readership of more than 1.6 million people worldwide.
  2. FT.com is one of the world's leading business information websites, and the internet partner of the FT newspaper. Since its relaunch in May 2002, the website has continued to be the definitive home for business intelligence on the web, providing an essential source of news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community. FT.com attracts 3.9 million unique monthly visitors, generating 46 million page views and has almost 80,000 subscribers. FT.com broke even in December 2002.
  3. The FT Group?s pan-European network of national business newspapers and online services including France?s leading business newspaper and website, Les Echos and lesechos.fr.  In February 2000, the FT launched a new German language newspaper, FT Deutschland, with a fully integrated online business news and data service.
  4. Through FT Interactive Data, the FT Group is one of the world?s leading sources of securities pricing and specialist financial information to global institutional, professional and individual investors.  Its products include eSignal, an online realtime streaming quotation service for brokers and active traders.
  5. FT Business, which produces specialist information on the retail, personal and institutional finance industries. It publishes the UK?s premier personal finance magazine, Investors Chronicle, and The Banker, Money Management and Financial Adviser for professional advisers.
  6. The Financial Times Group also has a stake in a number of joint ventures, including;
    • FTSE International, a joint venture with the London Stock Exchange.
    • Vedomosti, Russia?s leading business newspaper and a partnership venture with Dow Jones and Independent Media
    • A 50% stake in BDFM, publishers of South Africa?s leading financial newspapers and websites.
    • A 50% stake in The Economist Group, which publishes the world?s leading weekly business and current affairs journal.
    • A 13.85% stake in Business Standard, one of India?s leading financial newspapers.

The FT Group is part of Pearson plc, the international media group.