The growth of Android Pay continues at an impressive clip with the tap-to-pay service adding an additional 31 banks and financial institutions. Those additions brings the total number of banks supported to over 600. For Google, it is pretty straightforward: More banks mean more potential users of the service. The good news is that a lot of the new additions are regional banks or Credit Unions. That opens it up to more people who don’t necessarily live in large metro areas where the larger national banks have branches.
I’ve made the point in previous posts about new banks being supported that if you see an sticker at a retailer that they support Apple Pay, they support Android Pay too. The technology between Apple Pay and Android Pay are identical so you can use either one (even if the clerk argues with you that they don’t accept it – which happened to me, which I proved them wrong with a tap of my Nexus 6P…. but I digress). The exception to this is Samsung Pay which is a different technology and can be used at non-touch terminals.
The team over at Android Police have put together a nice list of the new banks that are supported in this update.
- Alcoa Pittsburgh Federal Credit Union
- America’s First FCU (Visa)
- Bank of American Fork
- Bank of Eastman/Magnolia State Bank
- Bank of Washington
- Carolina FCU
- Central National Bank
- Citizens Commerce National Bank
- Community Financial Credit Union
- Credit Union of Colorado
- Day Air Credit Union, Inc.
- First Command Bank
- First State Bank of Colorado
- Fort Worth Community Credit Union
- Heartland Bank and Trust Company
- IU Credit Union
- Lewiston State Bank
- Marquette Bank
- NBT La Grange
- NorthCountry Federal CU
- Peoples Bank
- Plus4 Credit Union
- PrimeSouth Bank
- Publix Employees Federal Credit Union
- Service 1st Federal Credit Union
- Southern Michigan Bank & Trust
- Texas Bank and Trust
- The Farmers & Merchants State Bank
- The Hometown Bank of Alabama
- Town & Country Bank and Trust Co.
- TTCU The Credit Union
If your bank or Credit Union is supported, you can add your credit or debit card to Android Pay and start using it at touch terminals.