Apple Pay adds 66 new banks and BJs support

Apple Pay adds 66 new banks and BJs support
It's the holiday season, which means (in western culture at least) that it's the time of year where you fed the consumer beast as much as possible. Of course, a growing part of buying stuff these days is the ability to pay with your smartphone and there are plenty of ways to do that. But, each payment method needs the support of banks, so Apple Pay has added a bunch of new ones.

Apple Pay has 66 new banks added to its support roster, which brings the total number to more than 850 supported banks. Unfortunately, none of the new additions are big names, just a whole mess of local banks like: Bank of Colorado, Bank of Montgomery, Cedar Rapids Bank and Trust, Texas Capital Bank, and South Shore Bank, plus a lot of credit unions from around the country. The full list can be found at the source. 

Additionally, there is also finally support for BJ's Wholesale Club store cards, which was one of the first stores to be announced with Apple Pay way back in June at WWDC. Other retailers have been slow to add support to Apple Pay (which seems odd, since many just need a simple recreation of a bar code.) 

source: AppleInsider

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22 Comments

1. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Haha! He said BJ's. Haha. Crack at Tim Cook? Lol

2. WeezyF

Posts: 155; Member since: Jul 09, 2015

BJs support lmfao!

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 30875; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

ApplePay is coming on strong.

9. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Yeah. I know. Still haven't actually tried it yet. May get around to it.

13. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Where you going to use it at? The problem with Apple Pay isn't being with more banks, that is the only advantage it has over Samsung Pay. But has the same issues as Google Wallet or Android Pay. NFC terminals are as rare as finding a needle in a haystack. Uses you're gonna shot at Walgreens or eat at McDonald's all the time. Lol Samsung had the downside of not having more banks, but the benefit of working almost anywhere. If all retailers adopt NFC then Apple would have a good headstart. But seeing Apple right now on has only 2 phones a watch and a taste that works with it vs Samsung who has 6 phones and a watch that works with it with far more coming, it's already shown who has the advantage. Once Samsung solves the we don't need every neighborhood bank on board issue, it's going to be cool. Mastercard and Visa already allow Banks ton use their names on their bankcards. If Samsung can work out a tokinization process that would allow the acceptance of any credit card that bears the visa or Mc logo, or even cards that work with services like Pulse, then it won't matter if any specific bank is onboatd

17. Unordinary unregistered

Samsung Pay in the UK is useless. NFC has been there for over a decade, and theyve been removing hundreds of swipe terminals every day.

22. xfire99

Posts: 1205; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

Only useless is u failed to understand how Samsung Pay works and go goole MST. Before u list all those useless bank supports.

23. Unordinary unregistered

Useless also because it supports less than a handleful of banks and cards lol.... It will become useFUL when they start making the ball move and have the banks and cards accept their system. Regardless. 14% of ALL CAPABLE Samsung Pay phones use SP. 20% of ALL CAPABLE Apple Pay phones use AP. The mobile payment industry is still young, and both will become useful in the future. (Android Pay falls within 12-14% as well).

4. wando77

Posts: 1167; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Cause it's another sucky locked down apple farce

5. Cslfiero

Posts: 68; Member since: Jun 29, 2015

I'm glad i don't have to carry cash to enjoy BJs anymore.

6. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Comment about BJ's!

7. bambamboogy02

Posts: 834; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Apple pay used for some BJ's!

10. iM2.0

Posts: 52; Member since: Dec 14, 2015

Apple Pay is the best, compare it to Samsung Pay and Apple Pay smashes it to bits

12. tedkord

Posts: 17181; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Now if only it could be used in more than 6 places!

18. Unordinary unregistered

Samsung Pay (Major Banks and Small Banks): #1 Bank of America #2 Citi #3 Chase #4 USB #5 PNC

19. Unordinary unregistered

Apple Pay (Major Banks and Small Banks) #1. L&N Federal Credit Union #2. UW Credit Union #3. Commerce Bank #4. America First Credit Union #5. American Express #6. Bank of America #7. Barclaycard #8. Capital One #9. Citi #10. Commerce Bank #11. J.P. Morgan #12. M&T Bank #13. Merrill Lynch #14. Navy Federal Credit Union #15. PNC #16. Regions Bank #17. SunTrust #18. U.S. Bank #19. U.S. Trust #20. USAA #21. Wells Fargo #22. Fremont Bank #23. National Institutes of Health FCU #24. Security Service Federal Credit Union #25. Consumers Credit Union #26. Virginia Credit Union #27. Cyprus Federal Credit Union #28. Fairwinds Credit Union #29. Mountain America Credit Union #30. Partners Federal Credit Union #31. Customers Bank #32. A+ Federal Credit Union #33. Amegy Bank of Texas #34. America First Credit Union #35. Bethpage Federal Credit Union #36. California Bank & Trust #37. Connex Credit Union #38. Goldenwest FCU #39. Huntington Bank #40. KeyPoint Credit Union #41. Meijer Credit Union #42. National Bank of Arizona #43. Nevada State Bank #44. The Bank of Greene County #45. Vectra Bank #46. Zions First National Bank #47. Alliant Credit Union #48. Altra Federal Credit Union #49. Andrews Federal Credit Union #50. Associated Bank #51. BBVA Compass #52. BECU (Boeing Employees’ Credit Union) #53. Ent Federal Credit Union #54. F&A Federal Credit Union #55. Fifth Third Bank #56. First Niagara Bank #57. First Tech Federal Credit Union #58. Golden 1 Credit Union #59. INOVA Federal Credit Union #60. Savings Bank of Danbury #61. Star One Credit Union #62. Uwharrie Bank #63. Affinity Federal Credit Union #64. Cabela’s CLUB #65. Central Bank #66. Credit Union of Southern California #67. Farmers & Merchants Bank of Long Beach #68. First National Bank of Omaha #69. First Sentry Bank #70. FirstBank #71. Grow Financial Federal Credit Union #72. Ideal Credit Union #73. Morgan Stanley #74. Redwood Credit Union #75. State Department Federal Credit Union #76. Teachers Credit Union #77. Technology Credit Union #78. The Northern Trust Company #79. TIB-The Independent BankersBank #80. United Federal Credit Union #81. Utah First Federal Credit Union #82. America’s Christian Credit Union #83. America’s Credit Union #84. Arizona Federal Credit Union #85. BankPlus #86. BMI Federal Credit Union #87. Canton School Employees FCU #88. Charles Schwab Bank #89. Clearview Federal Credit Union #90. First Community Bank & Trust #91. First Community Credit Union #92. First Credit Union #93. First National Bank of Pennsylvania #94. GTE Financial #95. Gulf Winds FCU #96. Hiway Federal Credit Union #97. Independent Bank #98. Jordan Credit Union #99. KeyBank #100. Lake Michigan Credit Union #101. Langley Federal Credit Union #102. Los Angeles Federal Credit Union #103. Members First Credit Union #103. Members First Credit Union #104. Michigan State University Federal Credit Union

20. Unordinary unregistered

Sorry. Got cut off on Comment 19, lmfao. There are 16 more banks that I couldnt post due to the text limit. Samsung Pay is pointless if everyone cant use it. 14% of ALL CAPABLE Samsung Pay devices use Samsung Pay The UK is almost done with swipe terminals, removing hundreds every day. NFC has been around for 10 years. With the US now focused on NFC, the same will happen, but at a much mroe accelerated rate. The typical fanboy comeback using Samsung Pay is funny. https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204916 Click that. And be ready to laugh at Samsung Pay

14. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Here is what you don't get. Yes Apple has more banks, but hey have an acceptance issue. 90% of retailers don't support NFC vs Samsung Pay which yes had less banks, but is accepted at 90% of retailers. Samsung may not have all neighborhood Banks onboatd, but they have some of the biggest in the USA. BANK OF AMERICA, CHASE, AMERICAN EXPRESS, BANCORP AND CITI. I only carry and ID and my AMEX as backup just in case I go to a place the phone doesn't work. Which so far was Cracker Barrel. I've only had my Note 5 for roughly a month. I've probably use Samsung Pay more in for weeks that most iPhone users on PA have in the same amount of time. Yesterday alone I used Samsung Pay more than 10 times. I even use it on our local transit system. I love how people tell me phone payment apps don't work here and then....BOOM. it works.

15. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1232; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Yes. Samsung doesn't gives free BJs like apple

16. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

(Samsung pay + android pay) >> apple pay

11. BobLawblaw unregistered

Cash is king..

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 30875; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yes sirrrr

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