We’re now more than a year and a half out from the launch of Apple Pay — Apple’s iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch-based mobile payment system — in the US, and we’re still seeing additional banks across the country regularly join the roster of participating partners. More than 20 new banks have added Apple Pay support in this round, and a new prepaid card launching in the UK today has also made the list. These are the latest banks to work with Apple Pay:
- Arsenal Credit Union
- Bank Midwest
- Bank of Canton
- Bank SNB
- Bankers’ Bank
- Bremer Bank N.A.
- Bruning State Bank
- Citizens Bank of Cumberland County
- Fairfield County Bank
- Family Horizons Credit Union
- Firefighters First Credit Union
- First National Bank Arcadia
- First National Bank in Staunton
- Fort Sill Federal Credit Union
- HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union
- IAA Credit Union
- Moody National Bank
- North East Texas Credit Union
- Northbrook Bank & Trust Company
- Northern United Federal Credit Union
- Peoples State Bank of Munising
- Redwood Capital Bank
- Rogue Credit Union
- Sierra Central Credit Union
- TriStar Bank
- Vermilion Bank
Exclusive to the UK for now is Apple Pay support for a new payment solution called boon. by Wirecard which is based on a prepaid digital MasterCard and launches today:
Wirecard today announced the UK launch of its new mobile payment solution, boon. Download the boon app and sign up to experience the easy, secure and private way to pay with Apple Pay. boon is based on an automatic app-to-wallet integration via a prepaid account with a digital MasterCard, issued by Wirecard Card Solutions.
Apple Pay expansion in the US and UK follows the addition of ANZ support in Australia last week, which marked the first bank to follow American Express support in the country. Apple Pay also expanded to Singapore two weeks back, bringing Apple’s mobile payment solution to a total of six countries around the world.
Here’s how to setup Apple Pay if your bank is supported (full list):
On the iPhone, just head to the Wallet app on iOS 9 and tap the plus (+) icon in the top right corner to begin, then follow the prompts. To add a debit card to the Apple Watch, go to the Apple Watch app on iPhone and look for the Wallet & Apple Pay section, then Add Credit or Debit Card section. iPads with Touch ID can use Apple Pay in apps; go to Settings then Wallet & Apple Pay to add your card there.
If you’re looking for places to test out Apple Pay, Exxon Mobile recently added support for buying gas with Apple Pay through its SpeedPass+ app. Stores like the Apple Store, Best Buy, Whole Foods, and Walgreens all accept Apple Pay as payment at checkout, and McDonalds, Subway, and many restaurants through OpenTable accept Apple Pay payments as well. Apple also has a list of official partners here, and anywhere with the contactless payment logo at checkout should accept Apple Pay.
Apple Pay works with the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, Apple Watch, iPad mini 4, iPad Air 2, and both iPad Pro models. The new iPhone SE also features Apple Pay, which is a first for the 4-inch iPhone class.