Apple Pay is now one of the most used mobile payment services in the world. With iOS 10 and macOS Sierra, Apple Pay is now available for web transactions, making checking out online secure and convenient without even needing to fill out billing and shipping information.
Apple has always been trying to expand the availability of Apple Pay since it made its debut back in 2014. Earlier this week, Cupertino-based Company announced that Apple Pay added support for two major banks in Australia – ING Direct and Macquarie and it appears that the number of banks supporting Apple Pay grows steadily every day.
Apple today announced that its mobile payment service now supports 40 additional banks and credit unions in the US. Besides, Apple has been adding Apple Pay support for new banks and financial institutions in the United States twice a month. However, Apple still has a lot of work to do, as many major retailers in the US still don’t support Apple’s payment service. According to Apple, its mobile payment service is now accepted by 35 percent of retailers in the US.
If you now live in the US, make sure that your bank now includes Apple Pay support. 40 additional supported banks include a lot of major banks in the States such as America First Credit Union, American Bank & Trust Company, Associated School Employees Credit Union, East Boston Savings Bank, Central Bank (AR), New York Community Bank and Western States Bank
With the release of the 2016 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar support, users can make payments without a nearby Apple Watch. Apple Pay is now available in 14 countries worldwide and Apple Pay is expected to hit more markets this year. Let’s wait and see.
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