– Brightwell Payments, Inc., a FinTech company that helps global workers get paid and spend money safely and easily worldwide, today announced a partnership with Travelex, a leading cross-border financial services and payments firm. Travelex will manage the cash distribution of numerous currencies to over 75 ATMs provided by Brightwell on cruise ships throughout the world.
Furthering Brightwell’s vision to give migrant workers greater financial freedom, this partnership allows crew members to easily and securely access cash onboard. For the first time, Brightwell is also bringing cash access to passengers, offering its cruise clients the most advanced ATM technology and enhancing both the employee and passenger experience.
“By partnering with Travelex, we can offer another level of financial freedom to global migrant workers and at the same time, bring our cruise clients a new avenue for generating revenue and enhancing the passenger experience,” said John Markendorf, Senior Vice President of Client Services at Brightwell. “Travelex has the furthest global reach for cash access around the world. With over 35 years of combined experience in the maritime industry, we are joining forces to drive real change in cash access and money management for migrant workers and travelers worldwide.”
Brightwell’s easy-to-use mobile app, prepaid card, and integrated global transfer services, now combined with the most advanced ATMs and easy access to cash onboard, comprise a powerful suite of secure financial management tools. The suite brings cruise companies an all-in-one solution and the ability to generate revenue by marketing add-on services to passengers directly from Brightwell ATMs onboard. Most importantly, it gives crew members another way to access their money and the power of choice for managing their finances while working away from home.
“We’re excited to partner with Brightwell and play a role in modernizing and simplifying cash access for migrant workers and cruise passengers around the world,” said Nathan Best, Commercial Director at Travelex. “Brightwell’s dedication to bringing choice and financial freedom to global migrant workers through technology innovation and education, while also adding value for cruise companies and their passengers, made this partnership a natural fit.”