Media Release: ATB Financial introduces new digital-only banking app

September 23, 2020
Brightside Basics

That’s living on the Brightside: ATB Financial introduces new digital-only banking app

ATB Financial is ready to live on the Brightside. Alberta’s financial institution has a new, free app that helps Albertans do what they love and save at the same time. Built with leading technology, the Brightside app offers customers a way to start saving without switching banks since it connects directly to wherever Albertans already do their day-to-day banking. Customers also have access to self-serve support, as well as a dedicated support team.

A select group of customers have had the opportunity to try the Brightside app over the last few months and now ATB is making the enriched digital banking experience available to even more Albertans.

“At a time when people are doing more of their business remotely on their phones and online, ATB is supporting them by rolling out this new app, giving them more convenience and control over their money,” said John Tarnowski, executive vice president at ATB Financial.

With Brightside, we’ve created a seamless digital experience so Albertans can have more time to focus on the things they love and save at the same time.

- John Tarnowski , executive vice president at ATB Financial.

It takes just a few minutes to get started—people can sign up for an account with a selfie, order a spend card and set up saving features, all within the app on their phone. With every purchase made with the Brightside Spend Card, customers will earn cash back rewards and will soon receive additional savings for using the card at select local businesses. The Brightside app also includes saving features, like Round Ups and Save Automagically, built to help Albertans save without giving up their everyday fun. “At ATB, Albertans are at the heart of everything we do. We are always looking at what they need and how we can help,” Tarnowski said. “We know that saving can feel harder than ever these days. Brightside is an innovative way to keep more money in the pockets of Albertans while we keep Alberta moving forward.”

About Brightside

Brightside by ATB is a free banking app that helps Albertans save for the things they love. As part of ATB Financial, Brightside offers a fully digital banking experience that helps you deal with your money in simple and easy ways. Get started in minutes by downloading the Brightside app, or check us out @HiBrightsider on Facebook and Instagram.

About ATB Financial

With $55.1 billion in assets, ATB Financial is an Alberta-built financial institution that is a catalyst for economic growth in our province. We got started in 1938 to help Albertans through tough economic times and are still the only financial institution in more than 100 Alberta communities. ATB’s more than 5,500 team members love to deliver exceptional experiences to just over 777,000 customers in our 174 branches, 136 agencies, 24-hour Client Care Centre, four entrepreneur centres, or through our digital banking options. Everything we do is focused on how we can serve Albertans—from providing expert advice and supporting entrepreneurs to helping Albertans buy a home and grow their wealth.

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