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Viking Maritime Group and Brightwell Team up to Provide a Turnkey Payroll Solution
Viking's cruise, superyacht, and specialist clients are creating a rapid path to digital payroll services.
FREMONT, CA: Brightwell, Inc., a FinTech firm that enables global workers to get paid, send, and spend money safely and efficiently throughout the world, today announced a new partnership with Viking Maritime, which will provide a complete payroll solution to superyachts and small to mid-sized cruise ships.Viking Maritime's comprehensive crew management offering, including worldwide crew employment and payroll, deployment and travel, placement, and training services, will include the solution.
Viking Maritime now offers a plug-and-play pay card and remittance program with Brightwell as its sole partner, simplifying payroll and allowing yachts and small to mid-sized cruise ships to fund their whole staff within one month. In addition, Brightwell's easy-to-use mobile app, prepaid card, and integrated global transfer services will allow crew members to more conveniently manage, transmit, and save money.
"We've been working with Viking Maritime for years now, so 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," said Ernie Moran, senior vice president of Sales at Brightwell. "We look forward to the expanded reach that this latest partnership will bring, helping us deliver financial freedom to crews worldwide."
Throughout the rest of the year, Viking Maritime will roll out its clients' solutions.
"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 Managing Director at Viking Maritime. "We aim to build corporate working alliances where the full extent of our resources is flexibly available to our customers, 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."