Android Pay doesn't support every financial institution out there, but the team behind the service continues to work to bring more and more banks and financial institutions online. This past week, the Android Pay team announced that they have added another 31 banks to the list of supported institutions. This means that if you have any cards from the banks listed below, you'll now be able to add these cards to Android Pay and use them whenever you use Android Pay.
Supported banks include Allegacy Federal Credit Union, Bank of Walterboro, blueharbor bank, Canyon State Credit Union, City National Bank, Commodore Perry FCU, Conservation Employee credit union, Country Club Bank, Del-One Federal Credit Union, Diversified Members Credit Union, Ent FCU, Firefly Federal Credit Union, First Keystone Community Bank, First Piedmont Federal Savings, Genisys CU, Jackson Community Federal Credit Union, Jeanne D'Arc Credit Union, Kinetic Credit Union, Marine Bank & Trust, Mercantile Bank, NCMIC Finance Corporation, Northeast Georgia Bank, Platte Valley Bank of Missouri, San Francisco FCU, State Bank & Trust Company, Summit Community Bank, SunWest Educational CU, The Fauquier Bank, USC Credit Union, Verve, and Washington Trust Bank.
All of the above banks are now part of Android Pay, and the team is working to add even more. Now the majority of those in the US should have all of their banks supported by Android Pay. There's still a good number of banks that are unsupported, but they aren't as popular as the ones that are now supported. To add a card to your Android Pay account, you can do so from the Android Pay app located on your smartphone. Google can add in cards that are already in your account (from Google Play or elsewhere), you just need to verify the information on that card so that Google knows you have that card.
For the uninitiated, Android Pay allows you to checkout at stores, restaurants and more using your smartphone. At the payment terminal, you can simply tap your smartphone on the terminal and it will initiate the checkout for you. All you need to do is verify it, which can be done with your fingerprint if you have an Android device with a fingerprint sensor and it's running Android 6.0 or later (read: it supports the Fingerprint API). Android Pay also works as a payment processor on some sites and apps like Newegg and Uber's app. Both Newegg and Uber often times offer up promotions for paying with Android Pay.