Viking Maritime Group Partners with Brightwell to Offer Turnkey Payroll Solution
Creates rapid path to digital payroll services for Viking’s cruise, superyacht and specialist clients
ATLANTA, July 12, 2021 – Brightwell, Inc., a FinTech company that helps global workers get paid, as well as send and spend money safely and easily worldwide, today announced a new collaboration with long-standing partner Viking Maritime that will bring a turnkey payroll solution to superyachts and small to mid-sized cruise ships. The solution will be available as part of Viking Maritime’s complete crew management offering which includes global crew employment and payroll, deployment and travel, placement, and training services.
With Brightwell as its exclusive partner, Viking Maritime now offers a plug-and-play paycard and remittance program that simplifies payroll and allows yachts and small to mid-sized cruise ships to fund their entire crews within one month. Crew members will have access to Brightwell’s easy-to-use mobile app, prepaid card and integrated global transfer services to more easily manage, send and save money.
“Working with Viking Maritime for years now, the integration and processes between our two companies are in place and well established, making it easy to eliminate cash and begin paying crews digitally, almost immediately,” Ernie Moran, senior vice president of sales at Brightwell. “We look forward to the expanded reach that this partnership will bring in helping us bring financial freedom to crews worldwide.”
Viking Maritime will roll the solution with all clients through the remainder of the year.
“We are thrilled to extend our partnership with Brightwell and, together, bring to market a solution that will have a dramatic impact on how superyachts and smaller ships manage crew payroll,” said Matthew Jaenicke, Group Manager Director at Viking Maritime. “We aim to build corporate working alliances where the full extent of our resources is available to our customers, flexibly when and where they need them most. Brightwell’s focus on the maritime industry and reputation as a tech-first company dedicated to innovation and truly understanding crew member needs make it the ideal partner and complement to our services.”
Brightwell is a FinTech company that helps global workers get paid as well as send and spend money safely and easily worldwide. Driven by a mission to create products that serve the financial needs of crews, Brightwell helps global workers safely manage their money.
Brightwell’s cutting-edge products reduce costs, improve security and streamline cash management while its easy-to-use mobile app, prepaid card and integrated global transfer services comprise a powerful suite of secure financial management tools that empower global workers. For more information, visit www.brightwell.com.