Really Simple Syndication (RSS) is an XML-based format for content distribution. Finfacts provides an RSS business news feed for use in news readers and Web logs (blogs). The feed include headlines, summaries and links back to Finfacts for the full article.

The advantage for the user is the facility to have updated feeds from more than one site, centralised in a convenient format.

How do I use RSS?

To use RSS, you will need a special RSS news reader or aggregator that will allow you to collect and display RSS service. RSS news readers allow you to view the service you select all together in the same place and, by automatically retrieving updates, stay current with new content soon after it is published.

There are many different news readers available, many for free. Most news readers are applications that you download and install. Some others are web-based service you sign-up for that work inside your browser. Listed below are some popular options:

Free plug-in and HTML readers

The RSS Platform Company

The Google RSS Reader

More News Readers

Remember to select a newsreader that will work with your operating system -  for example:

- Newz Crawler
- FeedDemon
- Awasu

Mac OS X
- Newsfire
- NetNewsWire

If you don't wish to download newsreader software, you can simply visit a website that acts as a reader such as or

There are some browsers, including Firefox and Opera, which automatically detect RSS feeds for you and also allow you to "bookmark" them. More details are available on their websites.

After setting up your news reader, you will be ready to use Finfacts RSS. To subscribe to Finfacts RSS, right-click on the XML image and select "Copy Shortcut" or "Copy Link Location" to copy the location (URL) of the service. Follow the instructions for your particular news reader, and then paste this location wherever it asks for the location of the service you wish to subscribe to.

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