Tech & Tonic: Foco's content marketing workshop; money app Bean authorised

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What's been happening in the world of fintech and marketing this week? Sit yourself down, ask someone you love to pour you a glass of gin laced with tonic and read on.

Calling all fintech start-ups! Free content marketing workshop

Foco is holding a free content marketing workshop and networking on March 15th in THINK Rise, East London. Booze will be provided! 
Three lessons you'll be taking away with you:

  • How to (ethically) create headlines people can't resist
  • How to double your website traffic in one month
  • How to keep people on your website (and keep them coming back)

Click here to sign up and for more details.

FCA authorises money management app Bean (client)

Bean, a money management app that helps you clamp down on unused and expensive subscriptions, has been authorised by the FCA. The app has also been granted authorisation to operate under Open Banking rules as an Account Information Service Provider (AISP). For more details, read the news on Altfi.com.

Exponential growth of payments by phone

Brits used their mobile phones to spend nearly a billion pounds at the checkout last year, a 328% year-on-year rise, according to figures from Worldpay. Check out the full story on finextra.com.

Twitter’s CEO pledges to move platform away from online abuse

Twitter's CEO Jack Dorsey has said the platform is “not proud of how people have taken advantage of our service, and our inability to address it fast enough.”

In a series of tweets, Twitter’s CEO referenced fake news bots and “increasingly diverse echo chambers,” and pledged to change the platform. Dorsey called for outside experts to help the “health” of conversation on Twitter. The full story is here.

ICO to launch consumer campaign on GDPR

The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) is to launch a campaign called 'Your Data Matters' to educate the UK public about what General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rules mean for them. The campaign will kick off in April. Full details here in thedrum.com

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