Apple Pay expands to three new China banks, 48 more in the U.S.

“On Friday, Apple added another 48 US financial institutions on its Apple Pay partner site who are now supporting the company’s mobile payments technology, notably including Ally Bank (which we previously covered in a briefly item), one of the last major national US banks that had not supported the mobile wallet technology,” MacNN reports.

“In addition, Apple posted that it has expanded Apple Pay in China to another three banks there,” MacNN reports. “Apple now boasts at least 1,120 US issuers that support its mobile-payment technology (not including two ‘loyalty card’ issuers, BJ’s Wholesale and Kohl’s).”

“The three new Chinese banks that have added support for Apple Pay are China Everbright Bank, Huaxia Bank, and Ping An Bank, bringing the total there to 15 institutions,” MacNN reports. “While the number of supported banks in China is small, most represent the largest banks in the region.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Still waiting for FIA Card Services (sigh).

4 Comments

  1. I stopped using my FIA Card Services a long time ago. The Citi® Double Cash card gives the same 2% cash back as the FIA AmEx with better customer service, better benefit (eg price matching), and they were an early adopter Apple Pay. as for the FIA MasterCard, there are lots of other cards which give 1.5% cash back. I’m not sure I’ll ever go back to FIA because they are so difficult to get information out of.

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