Apple has added a second round of new Apple Pay banks and credit union partners in the United States for the month of August. These are the latest banks to work with Apple’s mobile payment service:
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- Bank of St. Francisville
- Bank of Winnfield & Trust Company
- Billings Federal Credit Union
- Central Bank (OK)
- Citizens Business Bank
- City County Employees Credit Union
- First Community Bank (both Arkansas and Michigan now)
- First Federal Bank of Florida
- First International Bank & Trust
- First Internet Bank of Indiana
- First Volunteer Bank
- Industrial State Bank
- Kitsap Credit Union
- LA Capitol Federal Credit Union
- Member One Federal Credit Union
- Midwest Bankcentre
- National Bank of Commerce
- Needham Bank
- Northwestern Bank
- Park Side Credit Union
- Park State Bank & Trust
- Redstone Federal Credit Union
- Scenic Community Credit Union
- Services Credit Union
- Springs Valley Bank and Trust
- State Bank of Chilton
- Summit State Bank
- Sun Federal Credit Union
- The Arlington Bank
- The Bank of Hemet
- U.S. Postal Service Federal Credit Union
- Union Bank
- United Bank of Union
- Valley View Bank
- West Financial 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, Mainland China, Hong Kong, Singapore, France, and Switzerland.
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. Later this fall, Apple Pay will expand to purchases in apps on Apple Watch and on the web with Safari for iOS and macOS.
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 added support for buying gas with Apple Pay through its SpeedPass+ app earlier this year. 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.
Several Starbucks locations across the country have recently switched to Apple Pay terminals after testing the feature in select locations last year. Apple also has a list of official partners here, and anywhere with the contactless payment logo at checkout should accept Apple Pay. Some stubborn retailers like CVS are still resisting Apple Pay in favor of their own solution despite having upgraded terminals, and Walmart has rolled out its own alternative while avoiding NFC terminal expenses.
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.