Apple Pay Now Accepted by 1000 U.S. Issuers

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple updated its Apple Pay participating issuers list today with 32 additional banks, credit unions and financial institutions supporting the contactless payment service in the U.S. apple pay now has 1000 participating issuers nationwide, including 998 U.S. banks and credit unions and store card support at BJ's Wholesale Club and Kohl's.

    The newly added Apple Pay participating issuers are reflected below, although it's worth noting that some banks, credit unions and financial institutions listed may have already had support for the contactless payments service and are only now being reflected on Apple's website.

    The full list of new Apple Pay participating issuers:
    Anderson Brothers Bank
    Bank & Trust Company
    Bank of Labor
    Bank of Yazoo
    Brown County State Bank
    Busey Bank
    Campbell & Fetter Bank
    Central Bank of Oklahoma
    Collinsville Savings Society
    Core Bank
    Covantage Credit Union
    Diversified Members Credit Union
    Farmington Bank
    Florida Parishes Bank
    Fort Worth Community Credit Union
    Great Midwest Bank
    Horizon Bank, N.A.
    Litchfield Bancorp
    Luther Burbank Savings
    Mississippi National Guard Federal Credit Union
    Oregon Community Credit Union
    Pathfinder Bank
    Platinum Federal Credit Union
    Qualstar Credit Union
    Red River Bank
    Seven Seventeen Credit Union
    T Bank
    The Citizens Bank
    Titonka Savings Bank
    US Employees O.C. Federal Credit Union
    Wallis State BankApple Pay is now available at more than 2 million retail locations, with support coming to Crate & Barrel, Chick-fil-A, and Au Bon Pain locations in the U.S. soon. Cinnabon, Chili's, Domino's, KFC and Starbucks will also support Apple Pay in the U.S. starting this year.

    In November, Apple Pay launched in Australia and Canada in November in partnership with American Express. Apple Pay is also coming for American Express cardholders in Hong Kong, Singapore and Spain this year, and the service appears to have soft launched in China last month in partnership with UnionPay.

    Apple Pay gained support for BJ's Wholesale Club private label credit cards and 66 new U.S. issuers on December 15, plus nearly another 60 issuers on January 5.

    Article Link: Apple Pay Now Accepted by 1000 U.S. Issuers
  2. DoctorTech macrumors regular

    Jan 6, 2014
    Indianapolis, IN
    That is a great milestone. I really like using Apple Pay because of the security and privacy it offers.
  3. levitynyc macrumors 6502a

    Aug 19, 2006

    The ones that do, half of them don't work or the clerks have no idea how to use the terminals.

    How about using that tremendous cash surplus to have a field team train employees and make sure the terminals are functional???
  4. Moofo macrumors newbie

    Jan 12, 2011
    Meanwhile, in Canada, only Amex supports it....

    Give me a green card and I'll move. Stupid backward country.
  5. 1Zach1 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 8, 2008
    Northern Va
    I don't know what training needs to be done for clerks, since it looks like a credit card transaction on their side, but Apple can't force companies to turn on NFC at POS. Be upset at the stores, not Apple, for that.
  6. whirldy macrumors regular


    Dec 20, 2011
  7. Kebabselector macrumors 68030


    May 25, 2007
    Birmingham, UK
    Bank of Yazoo - are they making these names up now?

    However sign me up if you get a free Alison Moyet Or Vince Clarke doll.
  8. thinsays macrumors member


    Sep 17, 2014
    Santander US ever going to be on this list? Nah.... even though Santander UK made it......
  9. jayducharme macrumors 68030


    Jun 22, 2006
    The thick of it
    I've had several transactions where the clerks had no clue what I was doing with my iPhone and wasn't even aware that the transaction had gone through until the receipt was spit out. I've also had many instances where the transaction was rejected and the clerks had no idea why. So I think a little training would help, at least with customer relations.
  10. DoctorTech macrumors regular

    Jan 6, 2014
    Indianapolis, IN
    New stores are being added on a regular basis although I agree it is a lot slower than I had hoped. Initially I think some of the resistance from stores was that it was not universally supported by issuers. Today I think it is more just plain old fashion resistance to change on the part of some stores or the fact that they are losing the ability to collect data on their customers.
  11. 4jasontv macrumors 6502

    Jul 31, 2011
    I'd be happy if my bank let me cash checks from its app. Also, I wish they had an app.
  12. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68030


    Sep 8, 2011
    Eureka Springs, Arkansas
    I've found it to be more than a "Handful". In the last few days I've used ApplePay at the grocery store (regional chain store), Panera Bread, Subway, Walgreen's, my veterinarian, and a local liquor store. But still some big chain stores are not able to get it working despite having the hardware already - Home Depot, Casey's General Store (despite being an Apple Pay "Launch" supporter), Zayle's jewelry. It's not just ApplePay, none of these locations have their chip readers working either.
  13. mrgraff macrumors 6502a


    Apr 18, 2010
    My favorite mom-n-pop Chinese takeout place recently added an Apple Pay option. Even put up signs. Yet the employees still don't know what I'm doing when I use my phone to pay. I was asked to sign my receipt even though it clearly displayed the words "no signature necessary." The clerk refused to agree that I didn't have to sign it, so I just pretended to scribble and circled the words. Additional training shouldn't be necessary, but unfortunately it is.
  14. RedOrchestra, Feb 5, 2016
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2016

    RedOrchestra macrumors 68020

    Aug 13, 2012
    What's in it for Canadian banks - they already offer the most secure credit / debit cards in the world and have for years. Unlike the US banks that are just starting to roll out chip & pin cards this year, Canadian banks have been issuing them for like 5 years with all of them having the Tap-and-Go feature. Furthermore, the government capped the fees that Visa & MasterCard can charge merchants so they're not in any hurry to give up a share of their profits. Are US banks capped on the fees they charge merchants? What percentage of the population in Canada currently own an iPhone 6 and up?

    One of the great things about living in Canada ... you're free to leave anytime ... bye, bye.
  15. mainstreetmark macrumors 68020


    May 7, 2003
    Saint Augustine, FL
    Yeah, this is where I am with Apple Pay - a non-user. I don't even bother trying. I think I got about 2 successful transactions off of it, and after that, just wound up holding up the line when it didn't work. I will likely never try it again, because if it only works in 5% of the transactions during a day, why bother.

    MAYBE, if Gas pumps started using it, then i'd give it another go. But, for now, even at places where I know it works (liek Firehouse Subs, where it worked 2 out of 3 times), i'll just revert to the ol' standby of handing someone my stupid card.

    The tech is way to new. It's like trying to send an email to someone in the 1970's. Safer to use stamps.
  16. CarlosQG macrumors 68020


    Sep 22, 2012
    Mexico, please Apple? Oh, and the News app while you're at it.
  17. Tycho24 macrumors 68000


    Aug 29, 2014
    Run it as credit, NOT debit.
  18. pgiguere1 macrumors 68020


    May 28, 2009
    Montreal, Canada
    Meanwhile in Canada, nearly all stores support it but we have zero banks on board...
  19. 1Zach1 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 8, 2008
    Northern Va
    It's not even close to new. It's new for Apple to have it in the iPhone, but contactless payments are not new tech. Merchants should be using the tools at their disposal and properly training their employees so ApplePay, AndroidPay, and contactless CCs can be used properly.
  20. macfacts macrumors 65816


    Oct 7, 2012
    Tim Cook has too many hobbies (Apple TV, Apple watch, Apple pay, Apple music).
  21. RickInHouston macrumors 6502a

    May 14, 2014
    Will these posts ever end? When? Why cares at this point.
  22. macintologist macrumors 6502

    May 3, 2004
  23. BvizioN macrumors 68040


    Mar 16, 2012
    Manchester, UK
    I guess you live in US! Since I had my Halifax card activated for Apple pay I have not even once paid by cash anything (except on my company's cantine) for any transaction under £30. And leave my wallet home occasionally. But I agree, there are lots of people who have no idea about it. I did pay with Apple Watch a month ago in cloud 23 (Holton) in Manchester and the bar woman was totally shocked....dhe could not beehive I had just paid using a watch. Same on many places. The thing is, I have to say that I'm using a card, so they can switch the NFC for me to use Apple Pay.
  24. galrito macrumors regular


    May 4, 2010
    Same in Portugal.
  25. JeffyTheQuik macrumors 68000


    Aug 27, 2014
    Charleston, SC and Everett, WA
    Gives truth to the "Spending money out the Yazoo" phrase...

    They'll give a doll to only you, depending on the situation, but my advice is: don't go.


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