Android Pay Adds New Banks & Private Label Card Support

Another week, another crop of Android Pay supporting banks.  Seriously, with over 1,000 banks now supported in the US so we are getting to the point where it is more of a question of which banks don’t support the tap-to-pay service than those that do.

As you would expect, most of the new additions today are small, regional banks and credit unions.  The list includes:

  • 1st Northern California CU
  • Adirondack Regional Federal Credit Union
  • Bankwell Bank
  • Central Alliance Credit Union
  • Coastal Heritage Bank
  • Cumberland Valley National Bank
  • Greenfield Savings Bank
  • Home National Bank
  • Sauk Valley Bank and Trust
  • Sicily Island State Bank
  • UnitedOne Credit Union

If you bank at one of these institutions, you can now add your bank card to Android Pay and use it where the service is accepted.

Probably more interesting in this update however is the support for Synchrony private label credit cards – well some of them at least.  Synchrony is the company behind many department store cards as well as online cards like Gap, Banana Republic and Nissan Visa card.

Here are the cards that are supported:

Private Label: Gap Card, Banana Republic Card, Old Navy Card, Athleta Card

Co-branded: Gap Visa, Banana Republic Visa, Old Navy Visa,  Athleta Visa, Cathay Pacific Visa, eBates Visa, eBay Extras Mastercard, Marvel Mastercard, Nissan Visa Card, Paypal Mastercard, Techron Advantage Card

That said, there is an equally long list of cards that are currently not supported by Android Pay.  These include:

PRIVATE LABEL: Amazon, BP, Belk, Chevron, Citgo, JC Penney, 76, Phillips 66 Aviation, Conoco, Phillips 66, American Eagle, At Home, Cheapoair, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Evine Live, Google, Menswearhouse, Mills Fleet Farm, OneTravelQVC, Steinmart, Zulily, Sam’s Club, HomeGoods, Marshall’s, Sierra Trading Post, TJ MaxxToys R UsWal-Mart

CO-BRANDED: Stash, BP, JC Penney, American Eagle, At Home, Cheapoair, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Mills Fleet Farms, OneTravel, Steinmart, Sam’s Club, HomeGoods, Marshall’s, TJ Maxx, Sierra Trading Post, Toys R UsWal-Mart

It is likely that over the course of the next few months we will see more of the Synchrony cards added but for now, it’s pretty limited.