Apple Pay picks up over 25 more card issuers across US & China

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Apple on Tuesday added over 25 more banks and credit unions to its list supporting Apple Pay, spread around both the U.S. and China.




As has become standard, most of the U.S. additions are highly localized, serving small regions or even individual cities in states as diverse as California, Florida, and Texas. All of the biggest national institutions were onboard less than a year after Apple Pay's Oct. 2014 debut.

The new Chinese entries include Jinzhong Bank, Shenzhen Rural Commercial Bank, Great Wall West China Bank, and the Rural Credit Union of Hainan Province. The country has gained dozens of issuers in a little over a year.

The complete list of U.S. additions includes:
  • Agriculture Federal Credit Union
  • Al-Gar Federal Credit Union
  • Alabama Credit Union
  • Andrew Johnson Bank
  • Bay Federal Credit Union
  • Cache Valley Bank
  • City National Bank of Florida
  • Co-op Credit Union of Montevideo
  • Deere Employees Credit Union
  • Farmers Bank (now both AR and OH)
  • First National Bank of Barry
  • Home Bank (now both IN and LA)
  • Liberty National Bank
  • Mid Minnesota Federal Credit Union
  • My Community Federal Credit Union
  • NET Credit Union
  • Northwest Community Credit Union
  • O Bee Credit Union
  • Peoples Bank of Alabama
  • Suffolk Federal Credit Union
  • The Citizens Bank (now both AL and KY)
  • The Old Fort Banking Co.
  • Travis County Credit Union
2017 could prove a turning point for Apple Pay, since Apple is reportedly negotiating deal extensions with many issuers. The company could conceivably increase its demands given Apple Pay's popularity, but may not want to push too hard if it wants the platform to become ubiquitous.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 4
    ...still can't use it on most credit card terminals though
  • Reply 2 of 4
    jbdragonjbdragon Posts: 1,863member
    ...still can't use it on most credit card terminals though
    I'm able to use it on more and more terminals. You may be surprised it works at some places you may not think it does. I've done it at places where I can see the NFC ((( type symbol on the display of the small terminal, and go, umm, let me try and it worked! When I've gone to do it a few times, they would go and tell me that they don't think that works and then BAM it does!!! Other country's like Canada. Australia, etc, the NFC Terminals are in MOST businesses. You know how long it took to get a Credit Card terminal in most all businesses these days? I still remember the last place I worked at before here, I worked there 18 years and for a few years working there it was carbon paper and a credit card roller. This is why credit cards have the raised numbers on them, even to this day. It's just not going to happen over night. It'll happen faster if more people use it as much as they can which is what I do. Generally I do it with my Apple Watch. It won't be more then a couple more years and there won't be any iphones out there that don't have Apple Pay support. As iOS updates for the older phones ends.
    lostkiwi
  • Reply 3 of 4
    jbdragon said:
    ...still can't use it on most credit card terminals though
    I'm able to use it on more and more terminals. You may be surprised it works at some places you may not think it does. I've done it at places where I can see the NFC ((( type symbol on the display of the small terminal, and go, umm, let me try and it worked! When I've gone to do it a few times, they would go and tell me that they don't think that works and then BAM it does!!! Other country's like Canada. Australia, etc, the NFC Terminals are in MOST businesses. You know how long it took to get a Credit Card terminal in most all businesses these days? I still remember the last place I worked at before here, I worked there 18 years and for a few years working there it was carbon paper and a credit card roller. This is why credit cards have the raised numbers on them, even to this day. It's just not going to happen over night. It'll happen faster if more people use it as much as they can which is what I do. Generally I do it with my Apple Watch. It won't be more then a couple more years and there won't be any iphones out there that don't have Apple Pay support. As iOS updates for the older phones ends.
    Interestingly, I was recently sent an updated card (Amazon rewards from Chase), and the numbers are not raised, and not even shown on the front at all. It's like this heavy weighted metal smooth black thing and the numbers are printed really small on the back side. I was so confused at first. Thought it was a defective blank card.
    edited April 2017
  • Reply 4 of 4
    macxpressmacxpress Posts: 4,577member
    joe28753 said:
    jbdragon said:
    ...still can't use it on most credit card terminals though
    I'm able to use it on more and more terminals. You may be surprised it works at some places you may not think it does. I've done it at places where I can see the NFC ((( type symbol on the display of the small terminal, and go, umm, let me try and it worked! When I've gone to do it a few times, they would go and tell me that they don't think that works and then BAM it does!!! Other country's like Canada. Australia, etc, the NFC Terminals are in MOST businesses. You know how long it took to get a Credit Card terminal in most all businesses these days? I still remember the last place I worked at before here, I worked there 18 years and for a few years working there it was carbon paper and a credit card roller. This is why credit cards have the raised numbers on them, even to this day. It's just not going to happen over night. It'll happen faster if more people use it as much as they can which is what I do. Generally I do it with my Apple Watch. It won't be more then a couple more years and there won't be any iphones out there that don't have Apple Pay support. As iOS updates for the older phones ends.
    Interestingly, I was recently sent an updated card (Amazon rewards from Chase), and the numbers are not raised, and not even shown on the front at all. It's like this heavy weighted metal smooth black thing and the numbers are printed really small on the back side. I was so confused at first. Thought it was a defective blank card.
    A lot of Chase cards are like this. Nothing new actually...
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