Brightwell Launches Mobile App

ATLANTA, GA (September 12, 2017) — Brightwell, a leading maritime payments and technology company, announced today the launch of the Brightwell Navigator Mobile App, providing commercial and cruise ship employees the ability to easily manage and move payroll funds directly from a smartphone or mobile device virtually anywhere in the world. Already in use by thousands of Brightwell users, the app saves time and simplifies the financial lives of crew members by giving them easy access to funds from their mobile devices, enabling them to quickly share money during extended periods of time when they are away from home. The Brightwell Navigator app also enables companies to boost the well-being and productivity of their employees while meeting the shifting demands of a workforce that increasingly relies on mobile devices for communication and transactions. With the Brightwell app, users can easily move money to home bank accounts, OceanPay Cards or to over 500,000 retail agents around the world.

Designed with the End User in Mind

Before developing the app, the Brightwell team observed behavior, conducted focus groups and met one-on-one with crew members to truly understand the challenges of managing finances while at sea.

“Originating from countries all over the world, our end users have varying, unique circumstances and a pressing need to share their earnings while away from home for extended periods of time,” said Larry Hipp, chief technology officer for Brightwell Payments. “Relying on personal computers to share funds can be costly and limited. This app meets crew members where they are, through features that are highly accessible by mobile devices already on hand. It not only gives them convenient and secure access, but greater control – all from the mobile device they already use to stay connected.”

Share and Pay with Ease

The Brightwell Navigator app gives crew members multiple ways to move money, whether to a bank account or another crew member, with:

  • Peer-to-Peer Payment: Crew members can quickly move funds to another OceanPay Card or add funds to a Companion Card.
  • On Demand Payment: Simplifies the movement of money by remitting funds to a family member or bank account almost anywhere in the world, directly from a mobile device. The app provides exchange rates quotes quickly, and funds can be easily moved from virtually anywhere, at any time.

The OceanPay Visa® Prepaid Card is issued by The Bancorp Bank pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc and can be used everywhere Visa debit cards are accepted. The Bancorp Bank; Member FDIC.

The OceanPay Prepaid Mastercard® is issued by Transact Payments Limited pursuant to license by Mastercard International. Transact Payments Limited is authorized and regulated by the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission.

About Brightwell

Driven by a passion for financial inclusion and empowerment, Atlanta-based financial technology company Brightwell is living out its mission to create products that help people and businesses send money securely across the globe. Brightwell’s suite of cross-border payment products is simple to use, easy to integrate with and help our customers achieve measurable results. Processing and securing billions of dollars each year, Brightwell’s products are trusted by businesses of all sizes – from startups to Fortune 500. For more information, visit

*Brightwell is a technology provider and not a bank or other regulated financial institution. All regulated services associated with ReadyRemit are provided by The Bancorp Bank. Terms and conditions apply.

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