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.

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