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
July Sun 30th June Sun 14th July w/c Mon 22nd July
August Sun 4th August Sun 18th August w/c Mon 26th August
September Sun 1st September Sun 15th September w/c Mon 23rd September
October Sun 6th October Sun 20th October w/c Mon 28th October
November Sun 3rd November Sun 17th November w/c Mon 25th  November
December Sun 1st December Sun 15th December w/c Fri 20th December

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

How currency movements affect SMEs/ global businesses
The new 2001 crisis in Argentina
Notable currency developments during the past year. Economic and political perspective.

      • Trade Finance

Effects of economic and geopolitical uncertainty – trade finance challenges for SMEs
DLT, Blockchain and International Trade – Where are we today?
Trade receivables securitisation in 2019

        • Fintech. Alternative Finance.

How companies are using alternative finance to grow?
Understanding the modern money
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

        • Properties Market and the Construction Industry

House prices and the most expensive cities to live in
Property prices and construction trends in London
Brexit and the UK construction sector

        • Agriculture and Crops

Soy Bean Prices
Cashew Nut Trading
Global Food Crisis
How do farmers access finance
Soft commodities and the futures market

        • Oil and Gas

Oil / LNG Macro economic trends
How does oil trading work

        • Technology Trends

Unicorn Businesses and recent venture capital investment trends
Open banking- the future of banking 
The Sharing economy- 21st Century Feudalism?
P2P lending: A bank from people to people 

      • Pharmaceutical and Chemical industry

How pharmaceutical companies get funding
Consolidation in the pharmaceutical industry

        • 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?
Twitter and Politics

        • Japan

Renault-Nissan alliance faces a crossroads
Japan’s new climate change strategy
Japan limiting foreign investment in Japanese technology companies

        • The Euro Zone

Results of the 2019 European Elections – future outlooks
Italy is out of recession but for how long?
T2S Payment System – the backbone of Europe

        • South Korea

UK and South Korea in post-Brexit free trade deal
US – South Korea bilateral trade agreement

        • Turkey

Turkey’s engagement in Africa
Istanbul’s new airport – expectations and opportunities

        • United Arab Emirates

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

        • The Middle East

Syria and European Migration Laws
Amerika v Iran
Sudan’s revolution
Amarco’s developments

        • 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.


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 – Time for a Course in Receivables Finance!

The top 10 writers will be selected to complete an online course in Receivables Finance with our educational partners FCI Academy. This newly launched partnership between TFG and FCI Academy affirms that the education is a key element for the future development and the professionalisation of the trade finance industry.

Don’t Forget the Fun!

WIN a GoPro HERO4 Session!

Once the student writer scheme is over in December, 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!

Terms and Conditions Apply →

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About the Author

Natasha Roston is Head of People and Growth at Trade Finance Global (TFG). 

She builds partnerships to create innovative trade finance education projects and experiences. A key advocate for TFG’s annual Women In Trade campaigns, Natasha wrote a piece on the impact of gender stereotypes for gender equality in the workplace in 2022. Natasha is also responsible for TFG careers, culture, and team growth. A Level 2 Qualified Coach and Mental Health First Aid Champion, she leads internal training, supporting the holistic wellbeing of the team.

Before joining TFG Natasha worked in education for over a decade. Initially as a classroom teacher, and then in academic and pastoral leadership roles. Following this, she worked in EdTech as a Learning Design Coach for Aula’s Higher Education platform.

Natasha holds an MA from Tel Aviv University, a History PGCE from The Institute of Education and a BA from the University of Nottingham. Currently, she is studying for her Level 3 Certificate in International Trade from the Institute of Export & International Trade. In addition to her work at TFG, Natasha volunteers for the Young Women’s Trust as a Work It Out – CV Volunteer. 


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