If you’re still waiting for your bank to add support for Apple Pay, you may be in luck today. Several additional banks across the United States have joined Apple’s growing list of over a thousand partners that work with the mobile payment service. These are the latest banks to work with Apple Pay:
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- Alabama State Employees Credit Union
- American National Bank
- Bank of the South
- Cabrillo Credit Union
- California Credit Union
- Classic Federal Credit Union
- Denali Federal Credit Union
- Dort Federal Credit Union
- First Federal Community Bank
- First Green Bank
- First National Bank of Catlin
- First Oklahoma Federal Credit Union
- First US Bank
- Gerber Federal Credit Union
- MassMutual Federal Credit Union
- Members Source Credit Union
- Morris County National Bank
- Muna Federal Credit Union
- Rocky Mountain Law Enforcement Federal Credit Union
- Sabine Federal Credit Union
- San Diego Firefighters Federal Credit Union
- Scott Credit Union
- Security National Bank of Omaha
- Sound Credit Union
- Standing Stone Bank
- UW Credit Union
- Vista Bank
- Webster Bank
- Workers Credit Union
The updated list also includes University of Toledo Federal Credit Union in place of University of Wisconsin Credit Union.
Apple Pay first launched back in October 2014 with just a handful of bank partners and only in the United States. Since then over a thousand banks and credit unions have signed on and the service has expanded to the UK, Canada, Australia, China, and Singapore. Canada was initially limited to just American Express credit cards but recently received the full roll out. Kohl’s also recently integrated its rewards program with Apple Pay.
Apple Pay lets you make purchases in supported stores using your iPhone or Apple Watch. Apple Pay can also be used to make purchases in supported apps on iPhone and iPad.
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.