Apple Pay Gains Support for 12 New Banks and Issuers

Apple Pay Gains Support for 12 New Banks and Issuers

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Apple has updated a support document today (via MacRumors) with 12 additional banks and financial institutions that support Apple Pay.

Apple Pay works with most of the major credit and debit cards from the top U.S. banks. Just add your participating cards and continue to get all the rewards, benefits, and security of your cards.

Apple now has well over 300 participating banks and issuers onboard with Apple Pay. Here are the new banks and issuers listed on Apple's site today:

● Banner Bank
● BayPort Credit Union
● California Coast Credit Union
● Centier Bank
● Community First Credit Union (CFCU)
● Glenview State Bank
● HAPO Community Credit Union
● Prestige Community Credit Union
● Provident Credit Union
● Staley Credit Union
● Synovus Bank
● Wood & Huston Bank

While Apple needs banks and issuers to load cards on people's iPhones, it still needs support of merchants and retailers to upgrade the terminals to support Apple Pay and NFC. Apple Pay is only available in the United States, but Apple plans to expand the service internationally to Canada, China, and Europe as soon as June.

Apple Pay Gains Support for 12 New Banks and Issuers

Petr - June 3, 2015 at 1:38pm
I din't care about banks, I care about where I can pay with ApplePay. The number of resellers are very limited and I have to have my wallet with me anyway. Swipe is faster, than touch. so... the whole applepay is useless toy.
Nat - June 3, 2015 at 2:28pm
More like a useful tool. How is swipe faster than a simple touch without the need to take the card out, put in the PIN, and all that?
DarrenK - June 3, 2015 at 1:52am
Apple needs to work on the merchants side. Bank support is useless if you can't find places to use it. It is bizzare that big chains like Target, Walmart, and Starbucks don't have the setup to accept Apple Pay.
Rodrigo - June 3, 2015 at 2:57am
In Brazil at least 70% of the merchants has NFC equipment as this is already widely used by bank debit card however Apple has not worked with the Banks here yet... frustrating if the market is ready and Apple is not..
eth1 - June 3, 2015 at 5:48pm
Having NFC in your pay terminal does not mean they will be open to Apple Pay. Bank support and merchant support are two very different things. A lot of NFC enabled terminals here in the US does not accept Apple Pay.