Android Pay adds support for tons of new banks; is yours on the list?

Android Pay adds support for tons of new banks; is yours on the list?
Back in the good old days of Google Wallet, you were free to sign up with whatever card you chose. But when Google moved its tap-and-pay operation over to Android Pay last year, a lot of the service's inner working suddenly changed – and that included the new hurdle of needing to have your card-issuing bank on Google's approved list before you could get started with mobile payments. To its credit, Google's been working to add more institutions to its list of participating banks, and today we really see support start to explode, as Android Pay accepts cards for another four dozen banks.

The big winner in this round of additions are credit unions, and we've got lots of local and regional credit unions starting to give their members access to Android Pay.

Also among the list of newly supported institutions is Capital One, currently the eighth largest bank in the US.

Of course, while these new additions are fantastic to see, Android Pay is still missing support for some big-name banks, and that's going to continue to haunt Google's service until the company can put the needed deals in place to secure Android Pay access for those customers. We don't want that to detract too much from this week's big progress, but there's still a long way to go.


New banks:
  • Advia Credit Union
  • Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union
  • Alcoa Tenn Federal Credit Union
  • Altra Federal Credit Union
  • Amegy Bank
  • Arsenal FCU
  • Bank-Fund Staff Federal Credit Union
  • Bank of England (England, Arkansas)
  • Benchmark Federal Credit Union
  • Blackhawk Community Credit Union
  • California Bank & Trust
  • Capital One
  • Catholic and Community CU
  • Centier Bank
  • Citizens Bank & Trust Company
  • Consumers Cooperative FCU
  • dominion Credit Union
  • Fidelity Bank
  • First Atlantic CU
  • First Community Credit Union
  • Great Lakes Credit Union
  • Greater Iowa Credit Union
  • Hiway Federal Credit Union
  • Inova Federal Credit Union
  • Justice Federal Credit Union
  • KeyBank
  • Lake Michigan Credit Union
  • Marine Federal Credit Union
  • MAX Credit Union
  • Metro Health Services Federal Credit Union
  • Mission Federal Credit Union
  • Nasa Federal Credit Union
  • National Bank of Arizona
  • Nevada State Bank
  • Numark Credit Union
  • Nusenda Federal Credit Union
  • Oregon Community Credit Union
  • Richfield/Bloomington Credit Union (rbcu)
  • San Mateo Credit Union
  • Suncoast Federal Credit Union
  • The Bank of Northwest Kansas
  • Truwest Credit Union
  • University Federal Credit Union
  • UW Credit Union
  • Vectra Bank Colorado
  • Vinton County National Bank
  • Wright Patman Congressional Federal Credit Union
  • Zions Bank
source: Google (compare to previous list) via Droid Life

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16 Comments

1. Nopers unregistered

Nope. Not a big surprise.

14. SuperAndroid507

Posts: 361; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

I still use Handroid Pay, it's supported worldwide, even without a bank!

16. ToastedBacon21

Posts: 47; Member since: Oct 18, 2015

Haha.. very punny!!

2. brar.arsh

Posts: 202; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

That S7 edge is running stock android, at least in the picture..

7. lucasrizzo

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 02, 2016

Saw that too! It's weird seeing the on-screen buttons though

4. Unordinary unregistered

You call this tons? This was launch week of Apple Pay..

5. TerryTerius unregistered

... And? That's nice, but these are a lot of new options for people with Android devices. That's all that really matters.

10. Unordinary unregistered

You are right. I was just being an ass. Happy to see this list honestly.

9. DRS1977

Posts: 678; Member since: May 27, 2015

Apple Pay is for children, Samsung Pay is the real deal.

6. sraj49

Posts: 41; Member since: Sep 12, 2014

Bank of America, chase visa cards American Express.... Are they not big names?

8. sraj49

Posts: 41; Member since: Sep 12, 2014

I forgot to add Cities bank and wells Fargo in the list of big banks supporting Android pay in addition to Bank of America, capital one, American Express etc.

11. sagemda

Posts: 34; Member since: Dec 20, 2012

YES it is on the list...... oh sorry i live in Europe !!!!!!!!

12. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Doesn't matter. They still have 100% identical acceptance problem at least in the USA as Apple because most retailers here don't have terminals that accept NFC payments.

13. xocomaox

Posts: 200; Member since: Dec 14, 2015

Samsung Pay still doesn't accept Citizen's Bank but Android Pay and Apple Pay do. I still use Samsung Pay with my Chase card because I can literally use it everywhere. I would use Android Pay now if there was a decent promo running... but then switch back to Samsung Pay since it is superior.

15. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Android Pay toe sucks b3vsuse again the issue is NFC terminals. The retailers and play each I frequent simply don't have NFC. Now out of all the places I frequent, I belive of your 5 can accept Apple Pay. I said places I frequent. There are places like CVS and Dunkin which I know take NFC payments But Walgreems, McDonald', 7-Eleven, Shell/Amoco and a local restaurant I frequent takes it. I still carry 2 hard cards, my Chase Debit and my AMEX for gas and in case Samsung Pay dowsnt work which is rare. The first time I used Android Pay was at a soda machine. I was pretty excited at first and added all my cards to it. But didn't find another place to use it so I made Samsung Pay my default. We don't need more Banks. What Apple, Google and Samsung need to do is get Visa and Mastercard to give them some type of code which would allow you to added any bankcard that had the Visa or Mastercard logos.

17. Cicero

Posts: 1108; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

You are totally right with Visa and Mastercard. And "bang" for worldwide acces. In my country we have almost 100% wireless card acceptance but not Samsung, Android or Apple pay available.

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