The growth of Android Pay continues at a torrid pace in 2017. This weekend, another 13 banks were added to the service which pushes the total number of new banks added this year alone to over 100. If you remember, 51 new financial institutions were added last month and given the heavy push that Google is making to get Android Pay used more and out there, the addition of so many banks big and small will help drive its adoption.
As with the additional banks last month, this month’s additions are generally smaller financial institutions. Here is the rundown for this month’s additions:
- Bank of Stockton
- Boundary Waters Bank
- Citizens Bank of the South
- Country Bank for Savings
- Countryside Bank
- First Green Bank
- First State Bank of the Florida Keys
- Greenfield Cooperative Bank
- Infirmary Federal Credit Union
- Indiana University Credit Union
- Maquoketa State Bank
- McFarland State Bank
- The Conway National Bank
If you use one of these financial institutions, you should now be able to add your bank-backed credit or debit card to Android Pay.
For those who aren’t familiar with using the service, if you have an Android phone that supports NFC, you can tap your phone to a terminal at a retailer to pay for goods & services. It is safe and
secure and prevents you from having to pull your wallet out of your pocket or handbag to make a purchase. Also keep in mind that Android Pay and Apple Pay use the same technology for payments. If you see a store that accepts Apple Pay, Android Pay will work too – even if the clerk tells you it isn’t supported.
For more details on how Android Pay works, head over to the official site.