Google Pay support added for 16 more US banks

Google Pay support added for 16 more US banks

Google Pay has expanded to a further 16 banks in the United States. The mobile payment method, formerly known as Android Pay, continues to grow on home soil with the Mountain View company aiming for 100% coverage.

The news of the additional 16 banks joining the mobile payment service follows an announcement of Google Pay support for 23 US banks and four international banks at the beginning of October 2018. The contactless payment system has seen wider adopting in 2018, moving into overseas territories such as Scandinavia and the UAE.

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Google Pay turns your smartphone into a contactless credit card. / © NextPit

The latest additions bring the total number of Google Pay banks to almost 1,750. The service could soon support more than 2,000 in the United States alone.

A full list of the new banks now supporting Google Pay can be found below:

  • Arkansas Federal Credit Union
  • Baker Boyer National Bank
  • Bank of Cleveland, TN
  • Bank of the Valley
  • Citizens State Bank of La Crosse
  • Everence Federal Credit Union
  • First County Bank (CT)
  • Hopewell Federal Credit Union
  • Kelly Community Federal Credit Union
  • Lubrizol Employees’ Credit Union
  • North Shore Bank
  • Premier Members Credit Union
  • Sierra Pacific Federal Credit Union
  • Texas Bay Credit Union
  • WyHy Federal Credit Union
  • Wymar Federal Credit Union

You can see a full list of all supported banks on this Google support page.

Google Pay has not always had an easy ride from press and users. With big tech companies increasingly involved in data breaches, many have voiced concerns about trusting a company like Google with your sensitive banking information. We put this question to AndroidPIT readers and 64% said that Google Pay was good for them, with 12% saying that they were worried about cyber attacks. Only 9% of readers said that they didn't trust Google with their banking data.

What do you think about the rapid expansion of Google Pay? Do you use the mobile payment method? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: Phone Arena

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  • CJ Brown Nov 26, 2018 Link to comment

    I don't have NFC on my Smartphone, but I have my NetSpend Account synced with my Grocery Store Account - hey I can order groceries for pickup without needing Google Pay!👍

  • Rusty H. Nov 24, 2018 Link to comment

    I've never used Google pay, but I have used Samsung pay with my G3 Frontier. I like the idea of a one time token being transmitted to the POS device, instead of the card info, that would be sent on the mag strip.

  • Gavin Runeblade Nov 23, 2018 Link to comment

    I think that if Google, Apple, and Samsung don't get their payment systems growing very fast very soon they will become completely irrelevant. Already Alipay and WeChat Wallet are each individually 50 times larger (by dollars, not just users) than all of the US mobile payment systems combined. In 2016 all of the mobile payments in the US combined totaled $112 Billion. Alipay and WeChat Wallet did $9 Trillion that year (data from Peter Diamandis). They also have better terms for vendors. Where our credit cards, paypal, squareup, and mobile systems charge per transaction (which is why you sometimes see those signs "cash only for less than $5" or whatever amount) both of the Chinese versions charge one time per month with a discount for volume. Meaning use your phone for a 10-cent charge it's cool. Our payment systems need to modernize and grow because right now they are a party trick not a true business tool.

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