Google Pay inches closer to US ubiquity with support for 32 new banks

Google Pay inches closer to US ubiquity with support for 32 new banks
Formed in 2018 by combining Google Wallet and the 2015-released Android Pay platform, Google Pay is probably not as widely used in the US as arch-rival Apple Pay, but it's certainly supported on a similarly large scale. 

The official list of participating banks is simply staggering, but even though the search giant appears to be adding tens of new partners to the roster every few weeks or so, there are always more financial institutions waiting to join the party. The latest batch includes 32 names, according to the eagle-eyed folks over at 9to5Google, none of which are particularly big or well-known around the country.

Clearly, the goal here is to cover as much ground as possible and ultimately make Google Pay a truly ubiquitous digital wallet solution for owners of modern Android devices with NFC capabilities. Of course, after adding your supported credit or debit card to the app, you also need to find a retailer that either accepts NFC payments in general or this service in particular. Fortunately, that list continues to expand as well, which means cash and plastic could soon disappear altogether from buyers' pockets.

Without further ado, here are all the 32 new US banks offering comprehensive Google Pay support for their Android-using clients:

  • Alliance Catholic Credit Union
  • American Bank of the North
  • Associated Bank
  • Blackstone River Federal Credit Union
  • Century Savings Bank
  • Charles River Bank
  • Clear Mountain Bank
  • Connections Credit Union
  • Empire National Bank
  • Farmers State Bank (NE)
  • Fayette Savings Bank, ssb
  • FedStar Federal Credit Union
  • FinancialEdge Credit Union
  • First Midwest Bank
  • First National Bank (IN)
  • First Ohio Community Federal Credit Union
  • FirstBank Southwest
  • Hancock Bank and Trust Company
  • Lincoln Federal Savings Bank
  • Marine Credit Union
  • Medina County Federal Credit Union
  • NatBank, N.A.
  • North Brookfield Savings Bank
  • Oconee Federal Savings & Loan Association
  • South Central Credit Union
  • TrailWest Bank
  • Ulster Savings Bank
  • United Bank & Trust (IA)
  • University of Hawaii Federal Credit Union
  • Waggoner National Bank
  • Webster Five Cent Savings Bank
  • Worcester Credit Union 

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1 Comment

1. oldskool50

Posts: 711; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

Those are all neighborhood banks and credit unions. They are all pointless when most terminals still don't accept NFC payment. Even though NFC acceptance is growing, it's at a snails pace. And even then it won't matter because Samsung Pay works irregardless of NFC or not.

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