Apple continues to add banks and credit unions to its list of financial institutions that offer support for Apple Pay to their credit- and debit card-using customers, adding 27 new institutions to its rolls.
The new banks and credit unions offering Apple Pay Support are:
- Allegiance Credit Union
- Anchor D Bank
- Bank of the West
- Bay Atlantic Federal Credit Union
- BayCoast Bank
- Beacon Credit Union
- BNC National Bank
- Citizen’s Bank of Hickman
- Coastway Community Bank
- Community West Credit Union
- CrossFirst Bank
- Erie Federal Credit Union
- First Farmers
- First National Bank of Aspermont
- First New York Federal Credit Union
- Glendale Federal Credit Union
- JD Bank
- Lafayette Community Bank
- McClain Bank
- Midland National Bank
- Palmetto Health Credit Union
- Patterson State Bank
- Pioneer Bank FSB
- Southern Mass Credit Union
- TAPCO Credit Union
- United Community Bank (LA)
Apple Pay has steadily continued to add financial institutions and merchants to its support rolls, although the former is still outpacing the latter. August saw Apple Pay payments coming to popular chicken sandwich pusher Chick-fil-A, and a number of Canadian vending machines also now accept Apple’s contactless payments solution.
The Apple Pay contactless payments system is currently available in nine countries, including United States, United Kingdom, China, Australia, Canada, Switzerland, Hong Kong, France, and Singapore. Additional countries in Asia and Europe are on the expansion list, and we’ll share those with you as we learn more.
A report from earlier today says Apple is partnering with Sony to bring theirApple Pay contactless payments service to Japan. The new report jibes with previous rumors that Apple will make future versions of their iPhone, (possibly even the iPhone 7, due to be unveiled later today), compatible with Sony’s FeliCa technology, which allows contactless payments at FeliCa terminals in Japan.
Adding Your Credit or Debit Card to Apple Pay
Users can add their credit or debit card to Apple Pay, by doing 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.