Apple Pay comes to over 20 more US & Russian financial institutions

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Apple on Tuesday updated its rosters of banks and credit unions supporting Apple Pay with over 20 additions, mostly in the U.S., but also including two in Russia.




In the latter group are AK BARS Bank and Gazprombank. Apple noted that Gazprom is supporting MasterCard credit and debit cards.

There are now 15 Russian financial institutions backing Apple Pay, many of them with the same MasterCard ties. Yandex.Money, for example, requires that people have a prepaid MasterCard.

As has become standard, the U.S. additions are primarily regional, sometimes revolving around a single city. The full list includes:
  • Bank of Grove
  • Boulder Dam Credit Union
  • Boundary Waters Bank
  • Community 1st Credit Union
  • Decorah Bank & Trust
  • First State Bank of the Florida Keys
  • FirstLight Federal Credit Union
  • Great Lakes First Federal Credit Union
  • Heritage Bank
  • Maquoketa State Bank
  • McFarland State Bank
  • OneWest Bank
  • Oxford University Bank
  • Peoples Bank (MS)
  • Pioneer Federal Credit Union
  • Rhinebeck Bank
  • River Valley Credit Union (MI)
  • River Valley Credit Union (OH)
  • Royal Bank
  • South Central Bank
  • The Infirmary Federal Credit Union
  • Unison Credit Union
Apple Pay is continuing to expand worldwide, the most recent new market being Taiwan, which joined on March 28. In some markets though Apple is struggling to expand merchant and/or bank support -- in Australia, some major banks have refused to adopt the platform if they can't get access to the NFC chips in iPhones, which might give their own platforms more equal footing.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 8
    wood1208wood1208 Posts: 2,503member
    Australia, do you see this ? Even Communist country like Russia and China is on board with ApplePay.!! You need to change your Kangaroo mentality !! Wait, Kangaroo is lot smarter than Australian Banks.
    edited April 2017 kevin kee
  • Reply 2 of 8
    DenisVolinDenisVolin Posts: 5unconfirmed, member
    And Tim amongst rare others gave his condolences in Russian via his official Twitter. Too bad Appleinsider missed that.
    edited April 2017
  • Reply 3 of 8
    getvoxoagetvoxoa Posts: 83member
    Went to an In-N-Out today, and noticed that they upgraded their credit card charger, so I asked whether it will take Apple. The cashier said: "no, no, not the Apple phone, the other phones will work". Yikes!!!  :'( :/
  • Reply 4 of 8
    foggyhillfoggyhill Posts: 4,767member
    getvoxoa said:
    Went to an In-N-Out today, and noticed that they upgraded their credit card charger, so I asked whether it will take Apple. The cashier said: "no, no, not the Apple phone, the other phones will work". Yikes!!!  :'( :/
    Huh? How would that be possible, they use the same tech... unless she's thinking of loopay (samsung) which uses the old slot and is much less secure (and is supposed to be on the way out). Does she know what she's talking about? Did you try Apple Pay on it. Many times they don't know it works when indeed it does.
    lostkiwi
  • Reply 5 of 8
    mytdavemytdave Posts: 447member

    OMG, Apple is doing business with Russian banks. Quick, someone open an investigation! Did this alleged collaboration begin before or after November?

  • Reply 6 of 8
    lostkiwilostkiwi Posts: 631member
    getvoxoa said:
    Went to an In-N-Out today, and noticed that they upgraded their credit card charger, so I asked whether it will take Apple. The cashier said: "no, no, not the Apple phone, the other phones will work". Yikes!!!  :'( :/
    Sounds like the cashier is a hater. 

    Next time you are there give ApplePay a go if it is quiet. If AndroidPay works then ApplePay will. Make sure you do it with the same cashier too. 😀
  • Reply 7 of 8
    Rayz2016Rayz2016 Posts: 6,696member
    lostkiwi said:
    getvoxoa said:
    Went to an In-N-Out today, and noticed that they upgraded their credit card charger, so I asked whether it will take Apple. The cashier said: "no, no, not the Apple phone, the other phones will work". Yikes!!!  :'( :/
    Sounds like the cashier is a hater. 

    Next time you are there give ApplePay a go if it is quiet. If AndroidPay works then ApplePay will. Make sure you do it with the same cashier too. 😀
    I think the problem is ignorance, and Apple's marketing working against them. Some folk see ApplePay and think they're dealing with some proprietary, Apple-only technology. 
  • Reply 8 of 8
    Rayz2016Rayz2016 Posts: 6,696member
    "In Russia, iPhone taps you on card reader."
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