Apple Pay

Almost two years since its launch, Apple Pay is still continuing to get picked up by additional banks and credit unions across the United States. The latest round of new Apple Pay partners also includes more card options for Apple Pay customers in Canada as well. These are the latest banks and cards to work with Apple Pay:

In Canada:

  • President’s Choice (MasterCard credit cards)
  • Scotiabank Visa prepaid cards
  • Tangerine (MasterCard credit cards)

And in the United States:

  • 1st Mariner Bank
  • 1st Summit Bank
  • Athens State Bank
  • Bronco Federal Credit Union
  • Consolidated Federal Credit Union
  • Elevations Credit Union
  • First Federal Yamhill County
  • First National Bank & Trust
  • First National Bank of Clarksdale
  • Grand Bank of Texas
  • Metairie Bank
  • Northmark Bank
  • Novation Credit Union
  • Security Bank of Kansas City
  • Tech Credit Union
  • The Tennessee Credit Union
  • Thrivent Federal Credit Union
  • Trustco Bank
  • Unify Financial Credit Union.
  • Visions Federal Credit Union
  • Vons Credit Union
  • West Virginia Central Credit Union
  • Wildfire Credit Union

Apple Pay first launched back in October 2014 with just a handful of bank partners and only in the United States. Since then over a thousand banks and credit unions have signed on and the service has expanded to the UK, Canada, Australia, Mainland China, Hong Kong, Singapore, France, and Switzerland.

Apple Pay lets you make purchases in supported stores using your iPhone or Apple Watch. Apple Pay can also be used to make purchases in supported apps on iPhone and iPad. Later this fall, Apple Pay will expand to purchases in apps on Apple Watch and on the web with Safari for iOS and macOS.

Here’s how to setup Apple Pay if your bank is supported (full list):

On the iPhone, just head to the Wallet app on iOS 9+ and tap the plus (+) icon in the top right corner to begin, then follow the prompts. To add a debit card to the Apple Watch, go to the Apple Watch app on iPhone and look for the Wallet & Apple Pay section, then Add Credit or Debit Card section. iPads with Touch ID can use Apple Pay in apps; go to Settings then Wallet & Apple Pay to add your card there.

Apple Pay Contactless Payment LogoIf you’re looking for places to test out Apple Pay, Exxon Mobile added support for buying gas with Apple Pay through its SpeedPass+ app earlier this year. Stores like the Apple Store, Best Buy, Whole Foods, and Walgreens all accept Apple Pay as payment at checkout, and McDonalds, Subway, and many restaurants through OpenTable accept Apple Pay payments as well. Apple also has a list of official partners here, and anywhere with the contactless payment logo at checkout should accept Apple Pay.

Apple Pay works with the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, Apple Watch, iPad mini 4, iPad Air 2, and both iPad Pro models. The new iPhone SE also features Apple Pay.

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Zac Hall

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