Apple Pay adds 24 additional banks in the U.S., gets limited British Airways support

Apple Pay users in the United States are now able to take advantage of the service in 24 additional banks across the country. Moreover, British Airways has implemented support for the platform in its iOS application. Flight bookings can be paid for via Apple Pay, but the feature is limited to users in the U.K. with Visa or MasterCard cards, though more card types will be added in the feature.

Here's the list of U.S. banks that now offer Apple Pay support:

  • BankLiberty
  • 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 (incl. New Mexico and New York)
  • River City Bank
  • Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution
  • SELCO Community Credit Union
  • Shell Federal Credit Union
  • Shrewsbury Federal Credit Union
  • The Mission Bank

While this is a positively big step in the service's growth, there are still more retailers than banks that offer Apple Pay support. Yet, retailers in the United States have been generally slow in incorporating the required NFC technology within their POS terminals, which is another factor that stalls Apple Pay's growth. As this changes over time, the service is expected to become increasingly widespread.




1. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

While Samsung pay on top of Android pay is still trying to squeeze its way into the market. Watched a gentleman hold his Note and try and pay using Samsung pay via the terminal reader at a Zaxbys. He held that phone near the terminal and held up the line for 10 minutes until Zaxby's said enough. Pay with cash or credit card

2. k9luvr

Posts: 122; Member since: Oct 17, 2016

That's why NFC on a phone right now is quite useless. Give it another 5 years and you MAY see mobile payments being used. Of course Apple Pay, Android Pay, and Samsung Pay will all be defunct. A new flavor of the week pay system will arrive on the scene by then. Android pay will definitely be gone by mid 2017. Google can't keep any software up and running over a year without abandoning it.

3. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

I haven't really notice anyone using this type of service. Don't really have a issue with card other then chip is bad and most places want to use chip instead of sliding. Is Apple Pay pretty quick?

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