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.
The addition of these banks and Credit Unions means that it is increasingly likely that you can use Android Pay with your phone. If you aren’t familiar with it, Android Pay is a free app and as long as your phone has NFC, you can use it to pay at terminals in retailers around the country. It’s secure and encrypted with your real credit card or debit card number not transmitted and because your number is not displayed or your card touched by any physical device, it is very hard to skim your number. It is safer than pulling your credit card out of your wallet.
Go to the Android Pay site for more details on how it works and the full list of supported financial institutions.