Do you have a confidential news tip?

Do you have important information you would like to share with the Financial Times? Here are some ways to contact us. Different methods offer different levels of protection when it comes to privacy.

Reach out to our Investigations Team directly at investigations@ft.com or simply call us on (+44) 0 7562 951 037 . For security recommendations please see below.

Please do not send hunches or press releases through these confidential channels.


Encrypted email

You can encrypt your email for additional security using Pretty Good Privacy (PGP). The easiest way to do this is via a browser extension like Mailvelope for Chrome and Firefox. Download Mailvelope

Please be aware that although the contents of your email might be encrypted, the metadata (sender, receiver, time, location, etc.) will NOT be encrypted.

  1. Use public wifi. Be aware of your screen being filmed/overlooked.
  2. Don’t use your home or work network.
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By post

Postal mail is an easy way to contact the Financial Times discreetly. Use a public postbox, one that is not near your home or workplace. You can send your mail to a specific reporter, or to the FT’s Investigations Desk. Here’s the address:

Financial Times newsroom,
Investigations Desk,
One Southwark Bridge,
London SE1 9HL

Financial Times newsroom,
Investigations Desk,
330 Hudson St,
New York, NY 10013


Signal

Signal is a free and open-source messaging app with end-to-end encryption. You can set up the service to delete messages from the sender and recipient’s phones after a set amount of time.

Our Signal number is (+44) 0 7562 951 037 .


By electronic upload

If you want to share information electronically, you need to take care. The Financial Times offers SecureDrop, an encrypted online system, to help keep your submission as secure as possible.


SecureDrop uses the Tor browser, which masks your computer’s IP address. That makes it harder for any third party to see the source of messages or files that you send to us.

The SecureDrop software is a project of the Freedom of the Press Foundation.

How to use SecureDrop:

  1. Use public wifi. Be aware of your screen being filmed/overlooked.
  2. Don’t use your home or work network.
  3. Go to TorProject.org and follow the instructions to download the Tor browser.
  4. Open the Tor browser and type this URL into the address bar: xdm7flvwt3uvsrrd.onion - Do NOT copy and paste it from here.
  5. Follow the instructions to send us files or messages.
  6. You will get a code name when you first use the site. This is your login for SecureDrop.
  7. You can then submit information and send us messages. Use your code name to check back for replies.

Financial Times SecureDrop Privacy Policy

Please read this privacy policy carefully. It explains what information FT’s SecureDrop site does and does not collect, and why.

Information you provide

  • We don’t ask or require you to provide any personally identifying information when you submit materials through SecureDrop.
  • The system does not record your IP address, information about your browser, computer, or operating system.
  • The SecureDrop pages do not embed third-party content or deliver persistent cookies to your browser.
  • The server will only store the date and time of the newest message sent from each source. Once you send a new message, the time and date of your previous message is automatically deleted.
  • Journalists decrypt and read each message offline. They are encouraged to delete messages from the server on a regular basis. The date and time of any message will be securely deleted from the server when the message is deleted.
  • Please keep in mind that the actual messages you send and receive through SecureDrop may include personally identifying information. For this reason, once you read a journalist’s message, we recommend you delete it. It will then be securely deleted from the file system.
  • It is our policy to scrub any metadata from files before publishing them. However, we strongly encourage you to consider removing any metadata associated with files you submit.

Data security

SecureDrop servers are under the physical control of FT and do not share common elements of the FT’s other infrastructure. However, no one can truly guarantee 100% security of any system. Like all software, SecureDrop may contain bugs. Ultimately, you use the SecureDrop service at your own risk.

Operator of this site

The operator of this SecureDrop site, and data controller of any personal data processed by means of this SecureDrop site, is The Financial Times Limited. Registered Office: Number One Southwark Bridge, London SE1 9HL. Registered Number: 227590. Data Protection Registration Number: Z7087146.