The future of Brightside

December 02, 2021
Brightside Basics

Thank you for being part of the Brightside journey

Two years ago, we proudly introduced an all-new banking app by ATB to Albertans. We’ve been thrilled to see how Brightside has helped you and so many others across the province take control of your spending and save for what you love.

However, even with the success Brightside has had, we’ve come to a critical point when it comes to our ongoing investment in both Brightside and ATB’s main digital banking experience. 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.

Where we go from here

Nothing about how you’re currently using the Brightside app is changing right now. You can still login, move your money in and out, and continue to use the spend card and savings features. We’ll share more details with you over the coming weeks to ensure you know exactly what will be happening and how it may impact you. We’ll also be sharing some of the ways we plan on adding Brightside features onto ATB’s digital platforms to further enhance the banking experience at ATB. If you have questions, we’ve got several covered at or just reply to this email to connect with our Support team.

Since nothing is changing just yet, we’re still committed to helping you get a little more out of your spending and saving (you know us)!

Keep on supporting local and saving extra

Our gift to you this holiday season is something we’re calling Local Lovin. An opportunity to earn extra top ups from Brightside when you use your Brightside Spend Card* at any of our 300+ Friends with Benefits until December 31. Here’s how it works:

  • Spend $0.01 to $9.99 at any of our Friends with Benefits and get your typical top up,
  • Spend $10 to $19.99, get your typical top up + $1,
  • Spend $20 to $29.99, get your typical top up + $2...
  • Get even more when you spend in $10 increments ‘til you hit $100+ where you’ll get an extra $10!

Thank you again for going on this journey with us!

Stay Bright. 

The small print: Valid until December 31, 2021. Maximum of one top up bonus per partner per day. Minimum spends may apply. Must be of legal age to participate in alcohol-based promotions. Brightside reserves the right at any time to limit the number of top up bonuses paid out or make amendments to active promotions. Brightside Rewards Terms & Conditions also apply.