Apple Pay is now available from two dozen more banks and credit unions around the United States. Apple’s mobile payment service launched two years ago with hundreds of additional regional banks and credit unions added every few weeks. You can find the latest banks added below:
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- CinFed Credit Union
- Cumberland County Federal Credit Union
- Denmark State Bank
- Family Security Credit Union
- Franklin Savings Bank
- Gates Chili Federal Credit Union
- Great River Federal Credit Union
- Greenfield Banking Company
- Heritage Community Credit Union
- Labette Bank
- Lake Trust Credit Union
- Michigan Educational Credit Union
- Natco Credit Union
- Neches Federal Credit Union
- Old Point National Bank
- Peach State Bank & Trust
- Pioneer Bank (both New Mexico and New York now)
- River City Bank
- Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution
- SELCO Community Credit Union
- Shell Federal Credit Union
- Shrewsbury Federal Credit Union
- The Mission Bank
Since launching in the United States, Apple Pay has expanded to Canada, France, Russia, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Australia, Mainland China, Hong Kong, New Zealand, and Singapore.
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 or later 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, Starbucks 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. 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, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, and iPhone 7 Plus; all Apple Watches; iPad mini 4, iPad Air 2, and both iPad Pro models. Macs can also now use Apple Pay with macOS Sierra.