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Apple Pay Adds 26 New Banks in U.S. – Gets Support for Prepaid Cards via Boon in the UK

Apple Pay Adds 26 New Banks in U.S. – Gets Support for Prepaid Cards via Boon in the UK

Apple Pay added 26 new banks and credit unions to its U.S. support roles, plus it also gained support for Wirecard’s Boon mobile payment app in the UK. Boon offers an electronic prepaid MasterCard to its users.

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The new U.S. Financial institutions Include:

  • Arsenal Credit Union
  • Bank Midwest
  • Bank of Canton
  • Bank SNB
  • Bankers’ Bank
  • Bremer Bank N.A.
  • Bruning State Bank
  • Citizens Bank of Cumberland County
  • Fairfield County Bank
  • Family Horizons Credit Union
  • Firefighters First Credit Union
  • First National Bank Arcadia
  • First National Bank in Staunton
  • Fort Sill Federal Credit Union
  • HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union
  • IAA Credit Union
  • Moody National Bank
  • North East Texas Credit Union
  • Northbrook Bank & Trust Company
  • Northern United Federal Credit Union
  • Peoples State Bank of Munising
  • Redwood Capital Bank
  • Rogue Credit Union
  • Sierra Central Credit Union
  • TriStar Bank
  • Vermilion Bank

To view a up-to-date list of participating banks and credit unions, click here.

If your bank or credit union is on today’s list, and you want to add your credit or debit card to Apple Pay, just do the following:

  • iPhone users running iOS 9 can go to the Wallet app and tap the “+” icon in the upper right-hand corner to begin, and then just follow the prompts. Users of iPads with Touch ID can add a card to the service to use in apps by going into “Settings” -> “Wallet & Apple Pay” to add a card there.
  • Apple Watch users will need to enter the Watch app on their iPhone, Tap on the “Wallet & Apple Pay” option, and then tap the “Add Credit or Debit Card” option.

In other Apple Pay-related news, comes the announcement that iPhone and Apple Watch users in the UK who don’t yet have a compatible credit or debit card for use with Apple Pay, can now use a new prepaid option via Wirecard’s Boon mobile payment app.

Boon offers a digital wallet service that gives its users an NFC-compatible virtual MasterCard. The service was previously Android-only, but as of today, Boon virtual cards can be added to Apple Wallet and used with Apple’s contactless payments service.

Users can top off their Boon account via credit card or the UK’s Faster Payments network, and can then use Apple Pay to pay for goods and services anywhere the payments service is accepted in the UK.

Interested parties in the UK can download the Boon app from the App Store. [GET IT HERE]

(Via 9to5Mac)

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