Apple Pay adds banks (and lets you tip your Uber driver)

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Yet another reason to use Apple Pay.
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Apple Pay has expanded its reach to support a long list of new banks and financial institutions in the United States.

Uber has also updated its own app to offer Apple Pay tipping on rides and UberEATS deliveries.

Larger banks we’re keen to quickly jump on the Apple Pay bandwagon following its big debut in the U.S. in October 2014, so the vast majority are already supported. But Apple is still securing partnerships with smaller, regional institutions.

On Tuesday, the company added a long list of names to its Apple Pay support page for the U.S., including:

  • 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

In addition, the service has expanded its reach in some international markets. Bank of Hainan cards can now be added to Apple Pay in China, while Danske Bank cards can be used in the U.K. Brits banking with Tesco can also add debit cards now, as opposed to just credit cards.

Meanwhile, Uber is introducing the ability to tip drivers using its iPhone app. You’ll be able to use Apple Pay to apply tips — $1, $2, $5, or a custom amount — to competed rides and UberEATS deliveries up to 30 days after paying for them.

The move is part of “180 Days of Change,” an initiative designed to clean up the company’s shady image.

“For the next 180 days (and beyond), we’ll be making meaningful changes to the driving experience. Some changes will be big, some will be smallーall will be changes drivers have asked for,” Uber confirmed today.

“Why now? Because it’s the right thing to do, it’s long overdue, and there’s no time like the present. This is just the beginning. We know there’s a long road ahead, but we won’t stop until we get there.”