Brightside Review 2021: Alternatives, Pricing, Features

Phil Strazzulla, HR Tech Expert
April 12, 2021

Brightside puts people first, as proven by their KickForward™ program.

What's Inside

Brightside Review

Brightside offers a holistic, mobile-first financial care platform that empowers employees to live happier, more productive lives by tackling the financial challenges they face on a daily basis. Their service connects your employees 1:1 with an expert financial assistant who listens to their unique challenges and needs to then help them navigate the best options available to them.

Whether those are existing employer benefits, Brightside solutions, partner solutions, or community resources, Brightside’s financial assistants are never paid on commission and any kickbacks they receive from their partners are passed along to the employee as part of Brightside’s KickForward™ program. Solutions on their platform include early access to paycheck, payroll linked-loans, auto savings accounts, debt consolidation, budgeting, and plenty more.

Brightside Customers

Brightside Stats

  • 50%+ engagement
  • Average of $1,200 savings per employee
  • Net promoter score of 87

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Key Brightside Features

  • 1:1 meeting with financial experts
  • Early payroll access
  • Payroll linked-loans
  • Auto savings accounts
  • Debt consolidation
  • Budgeting

Brightside Implementation

Brightside Customer Success

Brightside Key Integrations

What to be aware of

Brightside Pricing

Brightside Alternatives


Highly customizable


Financial wellness educator


Customizable student loan benefits


Coaching and educational materials


Financial wellness suite


Tools and education, plus EWA


Holistic approach to financial wellness

Education assistance benefits


Easy employee wage payment solution