Android Pay support has been increased yet again, the second time this month, with the addition of 34 financial institutions today. That brings the total number of banks, credit unions and other financial houses up to nearly 1,100 supported here in the United States.
As has been the case for most of 2017, the new financial institutions tend to be more on the regional or local bank side but there is a big name in this round, Charles Schwab Bank. This was one of the last big-bank holdouts in supporting the tap-to-pay service.
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It has literally been a year since it was announced but Visa Checkout integration into Android Pay is finally starting to roll out to users. Back in October 2016, Google and Visa announced that Visa Checkout and Masterpass would be coming to the tap-to-pay app for purchases online. At the time, it was indicated that the integration would happen in early 2017 but it has taken until October of this year to happen.
Better late than never I suppose.
With the integration, Android Pay users can pay on hundreds of thousands of new sites where Visa Checkout or Masterpass are accepted using their preferred device authentication method – like fingerprint recognition. No longer will users have to remember multiple usernames and passwords in order to checkout, saving them time and hassle.
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Android Pay and Dunkin’ Donuts have teamed up to provide users a great excuse to use the tap-to-pay service. Right now you can sign up for a promotion in the Pay app that will score you a $5 Dunkin’ Donuts gift card. All you have to do is use Pay three times within 30 days of signing up for the promotion to get the gift card.
First things first, you have to sign up for the promotion itself. To do this, go into Android Pay and tap on the overflow menu (the three vertical dots) and go down to “Enter promo code”. On that page, type DUNKIN and tap Apply. You will get a splash screen that lets you know that you have been signed up.
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Android Pay has grown up since its introduction in May of 2015. It launched with just a handful of major US banks at the time and the growth the first year was slow. But through the latter half of 2016, that growth accelerated. In 2017, the growth has been exponential.
Over the weekend, 16 new financial institutions joined the supported list for Android Pay and that brings the total number to a nice, even 1,000. Indeed, nearly 400 new institutions have been added in 2017 along to give you an ideal of the growth rate.
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2017 has been a stellar year for the growth of Android Pay. The tap-to-pay service added 17 new banks and credit unions today which brings this years total of new institutions to over 300. That’s a staggering number when you consider we still have a quarter of the year remaining.
As with many of the additions this year, today’s additions of banks & credit unions that support the tap-to-pay service are mostly regional and smaller institutions. The vast majority of the major banks in the United States have supported it for a long while now, just as Apple Pay and Samsung Pay.
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Android Pay, after adding 60 new banks on June 26th, has added yet another 72 to the count late last week. That brings the total of supported banks, Credit Unions and financial institutions to well over 800 here in the United States. The new banks, like those from the last several updates, are mostly regional, state and local banks that are bringing support for the tap-to-pay service to their customers.
In fact, in this latest round of updates, some 41 new Credit Unions are added to the list.
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The growth of Android Pay in 2017 globally has been impressive, particularly here in the United States. The tap-to-pay service has added new financial institutions nearly every month in 2017 and June is no exception. Late on Friday, 60 new financial institutions added support for Android Pay.
The vast majority of these new additions are regional or local banks and Credit Unions. The team over at Android Police have put together a list of all the new banks which includes:
- Great Lakes First Federal CU
- Gulf Coast Educators FCU
- Hoosier Heartland State Bank
- Isabella Bank
- Lakeside Bank
- Lamar Bank and Trust
- Libertyville Savings Bank
- Lone Star National Bank
- Los Angeles Police FCU
See the post at Android Police for the complete list.
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