Student Writer Hub | Trade Finance Global

Student Writers Hub – Trade Finance Global

Congratulations on being accepted onto the Trade Finance Global student writers programme! We are delighted to have you on board, and look forward to working with you over the coming months to turn you into international trade and finance experts.

Next stages

1. Read our guides

We’ve put together a guide for the structure of posts. Read the guide, check out our post templates and example posts

2. Choose a topic

We’ll give you the flexibility of choosing your own topic and subject, but we will give you some ideas to get you started

3. Draft your post

We would ask you to confirm the topic and subject, and then leave you to send us your first draft post for review

4. Get Published!

Your post will then get published across all of our platforms and you’ll be showcased to our thousands of readers


MonthDeadline to agree topicDeadline for first draftTFG publish date
NovFri 10th NovemberMon 27th Novemberw/c Mon 4th December
JanFri 11th JanuaryMon 29th Januaryw/c Mon 5th February
FebFri 8th FebruaryMon 26th Februaryw/c Mon 5th March
MarFri 9th MarchMon 26th Marchw/c Mon 2nd April
AprFri 6th AprilMon 23rd Aprilw/c Mon 30th April
MayFri 4th MayMon 21st Mayw/c Mon 28th May

Our Commitment to you:

  • Boost your reputation – once your blogs are published across TFG platforms, you will be recognised as a writer in the trade, politics and economics space
  • Learning – we’ll challenge you to write on interesting and topical issues – these will be decided on in partnership
  • Networking – we’ll ask you to interview or speak to trade experts at least once over the coming months, giving you the opportunity to contact leaders in their field
  • Development – we commit to continuously providing feedback and guidance from our team of experts at Trade Finance Global

1. Read our guides

TFG Writing Guidelines

Guest Writing Guidelines


Example Blog Post


Template for Posts


Once you have sent us your final drafts for the posts and we have suggested feedback, we will set you up as a contributor on Trade Finance Global so that you can upload your post and submit for review.

2. Choose your topic

We’ve listed the topics and geographies below, and suggested some possible headlines and subjects as starting points. Please use these to have a think about the kind of areas you would like to write about, and then let us know over email what is of interest to you.

      • Foreign Exchange / Currency

GBP strengthening (snap elections)
How currency movements affect businesses

      • Finance

Business Funding: Debt finance versus equity finance
How to value a company
How does invoice finance work?

        • Fintech and Alternative Finance

How companies are using alternative finance to grow
The rise of alternative finance
Fintech innovations / uses of fintech in alternative finance

        • Metals and Mining

Silver, Lead and Tin Prices
How does metal trading work?
How to export metal

        • Soft Commodities

House Prices and Most Expensive Cities to Live in
Property Prices and Construction Trends

        • Agriculture and Crops

Soy Bean Prices
Cashew Nut Trading
Global Food Crisis
How do farmers access finance?

        • Oil and Gas

Oil / LNG Macro economic trends
Airline Industry
How does oil trading work?

        • Technology Trends

Unicorn Businesses and recent venture capital investment trends
Fintech and banking
PSDII and PSDIII – what do businesses need to prepare for?

        • Electronics

Graphene and Battery Capacity
The new iPhone 8

      • Aircraft and Aviation
      • Chemical industry
      • Pharmaceutical industry

How pharmaceutical companies get funding

        • China

China macroeconomic trends
The growth of fintech in China

        • United States

Trump and Trade
What is the Trans-Pacific Partnership and why does it matter?
North Korea and the US
North Korea missile testing
Twitter and Politics

        • Germany

Trade and US relations with Germany

        • Japan
        • South Korea
        • France

Frexit and French Elections

        • Hong Kong
        • Netherlands
        • Turkey

Turkish Elections

        • United Arab Emirates

Saudi Arabia and Oil Prices
OPEC and Commodity Prices – What next?

        • The Middle East

Syria and Economics

        • India

India and Fintech Investment
Make in India Campaign
Tourism and India

3. Draft your post

Sending your draft post to us

Send your draft posts to for first review, and someone in the team will review and send over feedback. As mentioned before, we might ask you to make some changes so that it fits in with the style of TFG content and is in line with our publishing guidelines. We will also check your work for plagiarism and duplicate content.

4. Publish Your Post!

We’ve put together an extensive guide on how to post a blog on TFG.

You’ll be given your very own shiny TFG Editor Account to manage your posts.


5. Get Published!

Once we’re all comfortable with your posts, we will publish them in your name across our website, social media, and our email newsletter.

In the last month of the year, we will be shaking things up. We will get you thinking about a more pertinent focussed topic / article to be included in our Trade Finance Trends Magazine for 2018. You will be lead contributors, and this is an exclusive piece for TFG.

Schools Out – Holiday Time!

WIN a GoPro HERO4 Session!

Once the student writer scheme is over in May, we will pick our favourite writer (judged by a combination of the most viewed, shared and engaging article) who will receive a GoPro HERO4 Session!

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