Banking that helps you do more you.

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

Surprise! You’ve got savings

Whether you’re saving up for a little of this or a lot of that, you can make a savings bucket for it. And when you add in set-it-and-forget-it savings features such as Round Ups and Save Automagically, you’ll be wowed by how quickly your savings add up.

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.

No switching banks

Unless you really want to. Securely pair Brightside to your existing bank account in-app, making it easy to load your spend card and use our savings features with no switching required (but hey, you totally could - we're pretty awesome).

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.

Brightside IRL

The blog on money, savings, and everyday life in Alberta.

The future of Brightside

The difficult decision has been made to end the development of our Brightside banking platform by the end of March 2022, so we can focus all of our efforts on accelerating the advancement of ATB’s main digital banking experience.

Local Lovin'

Spreading local love, holiday cheer, and extra $$! We're giving you tiered top ups with our Friends with Benefits for the rest of the year.

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.

We take care of the serious money stuff so you can do the fun money stuff

Safe and secure

We might not be a bank, but we keep your money just as safe

Our BFFs

Brightside is part of the ATB family so rest assured you're in good hands

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