Despite many online news websites now having a premium content paywall, there are still a number of great financial market resources out there that are absolutely free to use.
News and functionality
Most of these sites cover the latest market moving news headlines and quite a number offer sophisticated, interactive charting functions for stocks indices, individual share prices, foreign exchange, commodities and even cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin and Ethereum. Some even offer a free portfolio tracker to monitor your investments.
The best financial websites
We've put together a list of the best free websites that include UK information and news. Some of these also cover the global market but will have a section for UK specific data.
Part of the Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday and Metro media group, This is Money delivers up to date financial headlines in an online newspaper format together with a myriad of money guides and best buy tables. It has tons of articles ranging from buying property to managing your stock portfolio.
A money website with a specific UK edition offering dozens of new articles each week together with ideas on buying stocks, company news and portfolio management.
A global financial website that covers the main market moving headlines of the day from the FTSE, Dow Jones, S&P 500 and more with advanced charting and stock price alerts.
With a specific European edition, the Bloomberg website covers all the major market moving news of the day. In addition, there are tons of links to interactive Bloomberg stock charts, currencies, bond rate charts and commodities.
The CNBC website offers a U.S. and International version of its content. Covering all the latest headline news, index prices from stock exchanges across the world and interactive stock charts and personal finance ideas.
6. City A.M.
With an emphasis on what’s moving the London Markets and the FTSE, City A.M. provides up to date financial news and opinion. The online version also breaks things down by specific industry sectors such as banking, insurance, property and pharmaceuticals.
Offering a UK edition, the Investing.com website delivers up to the minute market news together with tons of charts covering the stock market, forex, cryptocurrencies, commodities and more. Sign up for free and monitor your investments with their portfolio tracker.
The Google Finance website offers the latest UK and world market indices with some selected news stories from top financial websites. There are interactive charts and the ability to quickly compare one index against another.
The Yahoo! Finance UK edition has the latest market moving headlines together with individual stock prices broken down by industry sector and interactive charts. Sign up for free to get access to their portfolio tracking with real-time data.
The London Stock Exchange official website offers free stock prices, interactive charts, recent trading activity, detailed market statistics, and official company news.
Although a number of the websites above offer very similar news coverage and functionality, the format in which they are each presented is very different. It can come down to personal choice as to what look you prefer and whether you are also interested in global market coverage.