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.
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
Deadline to agree topic
Deadline for first draft
TFG publish date
Fri 17th February
Mon 6th March
w/c Mon 13th March
Fri 17th March
Mon 3rd April
w/c Mon 10th April
Fri 14th April
Mon 1st May
w/c Mon 8th May
Fri 12th May
Mon 29th May
w/c Mon 5th June
Fri 9th June
Mon 26th June
w/c Mon 3rd July
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
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
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
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?
Unicorn Businesses and recent venture capital investment trends Fintech and banking PSDII and PSDIII – what do businesses need to prepare for?
Graphene and Battery Capacity The new iPhone 8
Aircraft and Aviation
How pharmaceutical companies get funding
China macroeconomic trends The growth of fintech in China
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
Trade and US relations with Germany
Frexit and French Elections
United Arab Emirates
Saudi Arabia and Oil Prices OPEC and Commodity Prices – What next?
The Middle East
Syria and Economics
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 James.Sinclair@tradefinanceglobal.com 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!