Apple Pay
Apple Pay gains support from additional banks in the UKApple

Apple's mobile payment system has gained support from two more banks in the UK – Tesco Bank and TSB. So if you have an iPhone 6/6s or Apple Watch, you are ready to get started with the service.

To use Apple Pay with Tesco Bank or TSB, launch the Wallet app on your iPhone. Choose "Add Credit Card" next to Apple Pay at the top and then scan the front of the card or manually enter the 16-digit card number.

Alternatively, if you have an Apple Watch, open the Watch app on your iPhone, tap Wallet and Pay, and select the "Add Credit Card" option under Cards on your watch. Once you scan your card and confirm the necessary details, you are ready to start shopping.

Tesco Bank notes that for using Apple Pay, you will need a Tesco credit card featuring MasterCard. Those with Visa and business credit cards are not currently supported.

Meanwhile, TSB has a good offer for its customers. If you are using Apple Pay with TSB's Classic Plus or credit cards, you can get 5% cashback on the first £100 of purchases made through Apple Pay each month till December 2016.

So far, most of the major banks and credit card issuers such as American Express, Bank of Scotland, First Direct, Halifax, HSBC, Lloyds, M&S Bank, MBNA, Nationwide Building Society, NatWest, Royal Bank of Scotland, Santander and Ulster Bank support Apple Pay. Barclays has promised to make the payment service available early in 2016.

Along with the support for additional banks in the UK, Apple rolled out Apple Pay in Canada but for customers of America Express only. Apple confirmed that the service will be launched in Australia later this week.

For those in the US, Apple has updated its official Apple Pay support site listing more than 90 additional banks, credit unions and financial institutions. Following is the list of new Apple Pay participating issuers in the US.

  • Acme Federal Credit Union
  • Alpine Bank
  • Alpine Credit Union
  • Altier Credit Union
  • American 1 Credit Union
  • American Trust and Savings Bank
  • Ashland Credit Union
  • Augusta Metro Federal Credit Union
  • Avidia Bank
  • Bank Independent
  • Bank of New Hampshire
  • Bay Area Credit Union
  • Broadway National Bank
  • Calumet Bank
  • Camden National Bank
  • CapCom Credit Union
  • Century Bank & Trust
  • Citizens Bank of Edmond
  • Citizens Bank of Washington County
  • CoastHills Credit Union
  • Commercial Banking Company
  • Community Bank NA
  • Decatur Earthmover Credit Union
  • EverBank
  • F&M Bank
  • Farmers State Bank
  • First Atlantic Federal Credit Union
  • First Citizens Bank
  • First Command Bank
  • First Commerce Credit Union
  • First Florida Integrity Bank
  • First National Bank & Trust Co.
  • First National Bank of Oklahoma
  • First Priority Bank
  • Florida Credit Union
  • Great Lakes Credit Union
  • H&R Block
  • Hawaii State Federal Credit Union
  • Heartland Bank & Trust Company
  • Homeland Credit Union
  • Idaho Independent Bank
  • International Finance Bank
  • Iroquois Federal
  • Johnson City Bank
  • Kane County Teachers Credit Union
  • Kekaha Federal Credit Union
  • Kinetic Credit Union
  • Klerberg Bank
  • Lake City Bank
  • LaTerre Federal Credit Union
  • Leyden Credit Union
  • Marblehead Bank
  • Marshall Community Credit Union
  • MECU
  • Members First Community Credit Union
  • Members First Credit Union of New Hampshire
  • Metro Employees Credit Union
  • MidSouth Bank NA
  • Montgomery Bank NA
  • MountainOne Bank
  • NB&T
  • Nebo Credit Union
  • Neighbors Federal Credit Union
  • NewDominion Bank
  • Northeast Credit Union
  • Northwest Federal Credit Union
  • Oak Valley Community
  • OAS Staff Federal Credit Union
  • Oklahoma Central Credit Union
  • Oklahoma Employees Credit Union
  • OnPoint Community Credit Union
  • OUR Credit Union
  • PCM Credit Union
  • Peoples Bank (AR)
  • Peoples State Bank
  • Railroad & Industrial Federal Credit Union
  • RIA Federal Credit Union
  • River Works Credit Union
  • Rocky Mountain Credit Union
  • Sb1 Federal Credit Union
  • Seacoast Bank
  • SECNY Federal Credit Union
  • Service 1st Federal Credit Union
  • Sikorsky Credit Union
  • Southbridge Savings Bank
  • Southwest 66 Credit Union
  • State Bank of Southern Utah
  • SunWest Educational Credit Union
  • Texas Bay Credit Union
  • Tinker Federal Credit Union
  • Tonawanda Valley Federal Credit Union
  • TransWest Credit Union
  • Winslow Community Federal Credit Union
  • Woodlands Bank
  • Zeal Credit Union