It seems that more and more banks from the United States are now joining Apple Pay. In fact, there are about 21 additional institutions that have decided to join Apple’s list of participating partners.
List of the new banks that have joined Apple Pay:
- The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod;
- American Eagle Financial Credit Union;
- Central Virginia Federal Credit Union;
- Community Savings Bank;
- First Bank of Berne;
- Independent Bank (both MI and TX now);
- Community Bank & Trust of Florida;
- Fremont Federal Credit Union;
- Greater State Bank;
- Highlands State Bank;
- First Financial Federal Credit Union;
- Houston Police Credit Union;
- Mid-Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union;
- Stonegate Bank;
- NAFT Federal Credit Union;
- The First National Bank of Central Texas;
- Peoples Bank of East Tennessee;
- Santa Cruz County Bank;
- Skyline National Bank;
- Sterling Bank;
- Terre Haute Savings Bank.
We remind you that during the WWDC 2017 event, Apple has also announced that there are some new features that will be added on the Apple Pay once the iOS 11 and watchOS 4 are released. One of them is “Person to Person” feature, which will allow you to send money to your family members and friends over iMessages using Apple Pay. It seems that this new feature will be available for any Apple Watch, iPad or iPhone that will run on watch OS 4 and iOS 11, two of the new operating systems that are expected to be launched later this fall.
Using Apple Pay you are also able to withdraw money to your bank account or use it to make payments in stores that are accepting Apple Pay or send them to other people.
What are your thoughts about Apple Pay? Are you using it or are you still a bit skeptic about this service?