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Apple Pay comes to more US, UK & Chinese banks, Uber's new in-app tipping [u]

Apple on Tuesday updated its roster of Apple Pay card issuers with dozens more U.S. institutions, as well as a few international additions. Uber, meanwhile, announced a long-demanded in-app tipping feature, which should be compatible with Apple Pay. [Updated with support for MBNA in Canada]




As usual, the new U.S. banks and credit unions are mostly regional since most national firms came onboard in Apple Pay's first year. Abroad, Apple has added the Bank of Hainan in China and Danske Bank in the U.K. In the latter market, Tesco is no longer limited to credit transactions.

The full list of U.S. additions includes:

  • 1880 Bank
  • Argent Credit Union
  • Bank of Sullivan
  • Byline Bank
  • CFSB
  • Emprise Bank
  • EverTrust Bank
  • Extraco Banks
  • First Citizens Bank [IA]
  • First Northern Bank and Trust
  • First Security Bank
  • Generations Bank
  • Great Lakes First Federal Credt Union
  • Grinnell State Bank
  • Horicon Bank
  • Illiana Financial Credit Union
  • Inspire Federal Credit Union
  • Kings Federal Credit Union
  • Lamar Bank and Trust
  • Members Cooperative Credit Union
  • Monterey Credit Union
  • North American Savings Bank
  • Oconee State Bank
  • PCSB Bank
  • Raymond James Bank
  • Regional Missouri Federal Credit Union
  • River Valley Credit Union
  • Sanborn Savings Bank
  • Seamen's Bank
  • Sharonview Federal Credit Union
  • State Bank Financial
  • TAP FCU
  • Texas Tech Federal Credit Union
  • The Lowell Five
  • The Middlefield Banking Company
  • Union Square Credit Union
  • United Bank [now AR, CT, and MA]
  • Unity Catholic Credit Union





Uber's tipping feature was announced as part of a "180 Days of Change" initiative, meant to improve the company's image in light of recent scandals. Tips can now be applied to completed rides and UberEATS orders in Houston, Seattle, and Minneapolis, and should expand to the entire U.S. by the end of July.

People have up to 30 days after a ride to add a tip. They can also choose from preset amounts — such as $1, $2, or $5 — or enter a custom value.

Some other driver-oriented changes taking effect today include a shorter two-minute cancellation window, after which drivers receive a cancellation fee, and a per-minute rate for time spent waiting for a rider after the first two minutes. Teen rider accounts will automatically be charged $2 extra per ride.

Update: MBNA Canada, a division of TD Bank, also launched support for Apple Pay on Tuesday.