Get more out of spending your own money
Earn 0.5% cash back every time you spend and extra top ups on us when you support our local Friends with Benefits business partners, IRL and online.
Shop online & everywhere Mastercard® is accepted with unlimited transactions
Spend alerts to stay in control of your spending
Spend with Apple Pay and Google Pay™ in‑store, in‑app, and online
No credit check
Zero fees. Nada. Zilch
You’re here to get more for your money and unnecessary banking fees are the opposite of that. We agree! Brightside is free to use, giving you more of what you came for.
Put your money where your buckets are
Organize, categorize and maximize your spending and saving with 10 free buckets. Customize them any way you choose, including a spend bucket just for your Brightside Spend Card.
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Shop it like it's hot
July was one hot month! For the entire month of July, we gave you the chance to shop it like it’s hot with your Brightside Spend Card and win one of five $1,000 prizes deposited into your Brightside bucket.
Spend (& save) in the name of local love!
Brightside’s Summer of Extras made supporting local even more rewarding. All summer long we gave every top up an extra bonus of $2, $5, or $10.
The beer-making magic behind Your Wish is Pomegranted
#BeTheBrewer 2021 is a wrap and the beer is now on tap! We’re covering our journey of co-creation and sharing where you can taste it on tap.
Takeout and top up!
Brightsiders, you know how to show the local love! Thanks for supporting our restaurant and brewery Friends with Benefits during the month of May.
Spend, save, and celly with Brightside
We’re breaking down our roster of spending and savings features that pair perfectly with your day-to-day banking.
Reach the peak of your savings with Brightside
The powder’s piling up! Here’s how you can use Brightside to save for the slopes and that mountain getaway.
Feeling financially empowered with Selina Gray
We partnered up with Alberta’s financial empowerment expert, Selina Gray, to bring you affirmations that make you feel courageous, inspired, and reflective.
Making it official with Coffee Date
Celebrating the launch of Friend with Benefits, we got busy with Calgary Heritage Roasting Co. and Square One Coffee to create a custom Brightside brew.
It’s time to take total control of your spending
Rather than always borrowing from your future self, find out how good it feels to spend money in real-time with our spend card.
Budgeting with buckets
Ditch the spreadsheets and discover a different way of tackling your spending and saving goals.
We make saving fun.
But we take your savings seriously.
Safe and secure
We might not be a bank, but we keep your money just as safe.
Brightside is part of the ATB family so rest assured you're in good hands.