Apple pay has experienced a number of disruptions so far. Debuted on 20 October, Apple pay has seen blocks by retailers and major drug chains, duplicate transactions and is still striving hard to push this service towards perfection.
The service which was earlier limited to customers of major credit cards Visa, MasterCard, American Express; and to members of five big US banks: Bank of America, Capital One, Chase, Citibank, and Wells Fargo, is now expanding its reign. Apple earlier said it has over 500 other banks working to roll out support for the mobile payments service. A number of other banks that include PNC Bank, US Bank and Navy Federal, have joined in to support Apple Pay and have enabled Apple Pay for their customers. Several other smaller credit unions are also said to have supported Apple Pay as well.
Randy Hopper, vice president of credit cards and business optimization at Navy Federal Credit Union, the largest credit union in the United States with over 5 million members, said-
We’re excited to make this new service available to our members starting today. Our members live fast-paced and mobile lives. And, they have enthusiastically adopted our mobile banking solutions. Now, with Apple Pay, they’ll be able to save time when shopping while having a safe and easy payment experience.
Apple has yet to update its support document detailing supported banks and card types. Currently the list includes American Express, Bank of America, Capital One, Chase, Citi, J.P Morgan, Merrill Lynch, U.S. Trust and Wells Fargo.