Apple Pay picked up support from another 24 U.S. banks and credit unions on Tuesday. Plus, U.K. residents can now pay for airline tickets with their Visa or MasterCard, via Apple Pay in the British Airways app.
The list of new financial institutions includes:
- CinFed Credit Union
- Cumberland County Federal Credit Union
- Denmark State Bank
- Family Security Credit Union
- Franklin Savings Bank
- Gates Chili Federal Credit Union
- Great River Federal Credit Union
- Greenfield Banking Company
- Heritage Community Credit Union
- Labette Bank
- Lake Trust Credit Union
- Michigan Educational Credit Union
- Natco Credit Union
- Neches Federal Credit Union
- Old Point National Bank
- Peach State Bank & Trust
- Pioneer Bank (incl. New Mexico and New York)
- River City Bank
- Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution
- SELCO Community Credit Union
- Shell Federal Credit Union
- Shrewsbury Federal Credit Union
- The Mission Bank
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.
In other Apple Pay-related news, the British Airways iPhone app now offers Apple Pay for booking flights. However, this is currently limited to customers in the U.K., and payment must be made with Visa or MasterCard. More card types will be supported in the future.
September saw Apple bring Apple Pay on the Web to the Mac, which allows users to pay for purchases or services in Safari on their Mac, by using their Apple Watch or compatible iPhone to authenticate the payment.