Double major in spending and saving.

Brightside’s sweet features make banking a breeze.

We’ve got you, post-secondary pals

Spend with our friends and earn extra cash. Boost your savings with our Round Ups. Pair our app with the bank you already use. Making banking easy helps you do more you, and that’s what campus life is all about.

Spend & save extra on campus

Our no-fee spend card unlocks a world of extra savings on (and off) campus with our Friends with Benefits. Each time you spend at our friends, you’ll earn extra $$ back into your Brightside buckets.

We’ve got your campus’ fav coffee spots, book stores, and many more below.

Friends with Benefits on your campus

We’ve got friends near you! We'll top up your spend card bucket with up to $1 every time you use your Brightside Spend Card in-store and online with one of our Friends with Benefits.

A+ banking

Pair Brightside with your existing bank accounts to get best in class banking that gives you:

  • No account fees or minimum balances

  • Unlimited, free transactions and use of Interac e-Transfer®

  • 0.5% cash back as you spend

  • Free ATM withdrawals at ATB Financial ABMs

Save your way

Start saving (without giving up what you love) with our savings features and buckets. We make it easy to save for the things you need (like textbooks and transit passes) along with all the other stuff you need need (like lattes and spring break trips).

  • Buckets. See just how much you’re saving with buckets. Add up to 10 to track your $$ however you save or spend it

  • Round Ups. Save the spare change each time you spend

  • Goals. Add goals to your buckets to track your savings and stay motivated

Start with $30 on us

The Brightside app and spend card are the best way to spend (and save!) on Alberta campuses. To get you started, we’ll give you $30 (read that again. We’re giving you money). Use that $$ for books, all-nighter snacks, or drinks with pals. You do you.


To cash in, download the app and enter the code CAMPUS during our super quick and easy sign up.