Wells Fargo brings Apple Pay to 5,000 ATMs

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Wells Fargo is embracing Apple Pay at its ATMs.
Wells Fargo is embracing Apple Pay at its ATMs.
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One of the largest banks in the U.S. is embracing Apple Pay and contactless payments by finally adding it to its ATMs across the country.

Wells Fargo revealed today that more than 5,000 of its ATMs have been upgraded recently to support Apple Pay, allowing customers to get cash without having to carry around a physical debit or credit card.

The new feature has been rolled out to about 40% of Wells Fargo ATMs. Over 13,000 ATMs will be supported by 2019, according to a statement released by the company today. Wells Fargo already allowed customers to access ATMs without a card earlier this year by generating one-time access codes through their mobile app. This upgrade takes things to the next level though and makes it even more convenient.

“The NFC functionality is a second form of card-free access and is an extension of our promise to reach our customers wherever they are and provide value using the mobile option with which they are so comfortable,” said Jonathan Velline, Wells Fargo’s head of Strategy and Administration.

To perform an Apple Pay transaction at one of Wells Fargo’s ATMs, look for a “contactless symbol” decal on the front. Then open the Wells Fargo Wallet app and then hold your iPhone or Apple Watch at the NFC terminal. From there, all you have to do is enter your PIN to complete a transaction.