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.
Here are the institutions that were added today.
- American Eagle Financial Credit Union
- Bank of Milton
- Centennial Bank
- Commercial State Bank
- Credit Union ONE
- Farmers National Bank
- Fifth District Savings Bank
- Firstrust Bank
- Gerber Federal Credit Union
- Hills Bank and Trust Company
- Huntington National Bank
- Peach State Federal Credit Union
- Peoples Bank of East Tennessee
- Stanford Federal Credit Union
- State Bank Financial
Readers probably know this by now but in order to use Android Pay, you will need to have a phone that supports NFC. Most phones made since 2015 will have this but double-check your device.
Finally, as a reminder, if you see a sticker at a retailer that they accept Apple Pay but don’t see one for Android, you are still good-to-go for using it. The technology behind both services is identical so both will work for you.
You can see the entire list of financial institutions here so you can double check to make sure your bank supports it.
Source: Android Police