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


Month Deadline to agree topic Deadline for first draft TFG publish date
March Fri 17th February Mon 6th March w/c Mon 13th March
April Fri 17th March Mon 3rd April w/c Mon 10th April
May Fri 14th April Mon 1st May w/c Mon 8th May
June Fri 12th May Mon 29th May w/c Mon 5th June
July Fri 9th June Mon 26th June w/c Mon 3rd July
August Fri 7th July Mon 24th July w/c Mon 31st August

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.


    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. 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 2017. 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 July/ August, 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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