US Apple Pay gains support for 95 new issuers, including H&R Block

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in iPhone edited November 2015
Beyond bringing the service to Canada and more U.K. banks, Apple on Tuesday added 95 more Apple Pay issuers in the U.S., putting the total over 750.




While most of the additions are niche or regional, one national entry is tax preparer H&R Block, which offers the prepaid Emerald debit card. Though it has some restrictions, it also offers some cash rewards and lets users send a tax refund or refund anticipation check to it directly.

Apple Pay will come to Australia on Thursday, and Hong Kong, Singapore, and Spain sometime in 2016. The new U.K. banks are TSB and Tesco Bank.

The complete list of U.S. additions includes:
    Acme Federal Credit Union
  • Alpine Bank
  • Alpine Credit Union
  • Altier Credit Union
  • American 1 Credit Union
  • American Trust and Savings Bank
  • Ashland Credit Union
  • Augusta Metro Federal Credit Union
  • Avidia Bank
  • Bank Independent
  • Bank of New Hampshire
  • Bay Area Credit Union
  • Broadway National Bank
  • Calumet Bank
  • Camden National Bank
  • CapCom Credit Union
  • Century Bank & Trust
  • Citizens Bank of Edmond
  • Citizens Bank of Washington County
  • CoastHills Credit Union
  • Commercial Banking Company
  • Community Bank NA
  • Decatur Earthmover Credit Union
  • EverBank
  • F&M Bank
  • Farmers State Bank
  • First Atlantic Federal Credit Union
  • First Citizens Bank
  • First Command Bank
  • First Commerce Credit Union
  • First Florida Integrity Bank
  • First National Bank & Trust Co.
  • First National Bank of Oklahoma
  • First Priority Bank
  • Florida Credit Union
  • Great Lakes Credit Union
  • H&R Block
  • Hawaii State Federal Credit Union
  • Heartland Bank & Trust Company
  • Homeland Credit Union
  • Idaho Independent Bank
  • International Finance Bank
  • Iroquois Federal
  • Johnson City Bank
  • Kane County Teachers Credit Union
  • Kekaha Federal Credit Union
  • Kinetic Credit Union
  • Klerberg Bank
  • Lake City Bank
  • LaTerre Federal Credit Union
  • Leyden Credit Union
  • Marblehead Bank
  • Marshall Community Credit Union
  • MECU
  • Members First Community Credit Union
  • Members First Credit Union of New Hampshire
  • Metro Employees Credit Union
  • MidSouth Bank NA
  • Montgomery Bank NA
  • MountainOne Bank
  • NB&T
  • Nebo Credit Union
  • Neighbors Federal Credit Union
  • NewDominion Bank
  • Northeast Credit Union
  • Northwest Federal Credit Union
  • Oak Valley Community
  • OAS Staff Federal Credit Union
  • Oklahoma Central Credit Union
  • Oklahoma Employees Credit Union
  • OnPoint Community Credit Union
  • OUR Credit Union
  • PCM Credit Union
  • Peoples Bank (AR)
  • Peoples State Bank
  • Railroad & Industrial Federal Credit Union
  • RIA Federal Credit Union
  • River Works Credit Union
  • Rocky Mountain Credit Union
  • Sb1 Federal Credit Union
  • Seacoast Bank
  • SECNY Federal Credit Union
  • Service 1st Federal Credit Union
  • Sikorsky Credit Union
  • Southbridge Savings Bank
  • Southwest 66 Credit Union
  • State Bank of Southern Utah
  • SunWest Educational Credit Union
  • Texas Bay Credit Union
  • Tinker Federal Credit Union
  • Tonawanda Valley Federal Credit Union
  • TransWest Credit Union
  • Winslow Community Federal Credit Union
  • Woodlands Bank
  • Zeal Credit Union

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 12
    melgrossmelgross Posts: 33,056member
    This is all very nice. But, at times, it seems as though there are more issuers than there are retail points that accept Apple Pay. Until that changes, adoption will be very slow.
  • Reply 2 of 12
    jdgazjdgaz Posts: 383member
    Need more retailers to support.
  • Reply 3 of 12

    I see signs of adoption amongst retailers.

     

    My local independent health food store recently implemented it, and it works very well.

     

    Our local Container Store now supports it, too.

     

    The change will come. On age old principle, outflow of cash is always far slower than inflow.

  • Reply 4 of 12
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by melgross View Post



    This is all very nice. But, at times, it seems as though there are more issuers than there are retail points that accept Apple Pay. Until that changes, adoption will be very slow.

    I agree.

     

    One encouraging sign came from the following quote, in an article linked below.

     

    "Apple is working with makers of various payment machines to bring tapping capabilities to additional merchants, small and large. When Apple Pay launched, the U.S. had 200,000 tap-capable machines. That's expected to surpass 1.5 million this year. The growth includes about 100,000 small to medium-sized merchants each month, Apple said."

     

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-pay-expands-vies-broader-103122098.html ;

  • Reply 5 of 12

    How many banks are there in the USA ? its unbelievable

  • Reply 6 of 12
    jfc1138jfc1138 Posts: 3,090member
    I'm already at the point that swiping feels very insecure versus Apple Pay so the expansion across my store selection is welcome.
  • Reply 7 of 12
    melgross wrote: »
    This is all very nice. But, at times, it seems as though there are more issuers than there are retail points that accept Apple Pay. Until that changes, adoption will be very slow.

    One has to line up the issuers before the retail transactional aspect of the entire chain works. If you think the retail chains want to manage all the processing, and the banks just receive a request to deduct or add to an account than keep dreaming on that one.

    Banks want those transactions to still give them time to hold onto your money and make microtransactional trades off of it for profits. It's one of the reasons they bogged down interstate transactions up to 5 business days until federal legislation put a stop to that crap.
  • Reply 8 of 12

    Great! Now HR Block won't have my sensitive credit card number if they are hacked.

     

    Wait...

  • Reply 9 of 12
    sricesrice Posts: 119member
    Keep trying your visa cards .. I recently registered my Associated Credit Union visa card and it's not listed as supported yet. Ditto for Lockheed Credit Union...
  • Reply 10 of 12

    My rather small OUR Credit Union here in the Detroit area just began accepting Apple Pay today. I inputed my credit card and had it validated and accepted in about 10 minutes. Looking forward to using it!

  • Reply 11 of 12
    It's about time MECU ( Motorola Employees Credit Union) supported Apple Pay! ????????
  • Reply 12 of 12
    dasanman69dasanman69 Posts: 13,001member
    It's about time MECU ( Motorola Employees Credit Union) supported Apple Pay! ????????

    That would be Municipal.
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