Google Wallet Expands: 42 New US Banks Now Supported

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The Google Inc. Mobile Wallet card for cardless payment sits on display at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, on Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012. The Mobile World Congress, operated by the GSMA, expects 60,000 visitors and 1400 companies to attend the four-day technology industry event which runs Feb. 27 through March 1. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Google Wallet is a handy app for your Android phone and Wear OS smartwatch. It’s like a digital wallet that keeps your bank cards, memberships, and passes safe. Google keeps working hard to make it work with more banks, which is why we like it so much. In December, 44 banks joined, and in January 2024, 42 more agreed to support Google Wallet. This makes it even easier to use for payments.

Back when Google Wallet was called Google Pay, the developers teamed up with more than 3,000 out of the 5,000 banks in the US. This means you can easily use cards from these partner banks with the Google Wallet app. While many big banks are already supported, here are some new ones that have recently joined:

List of New US Banks that now Support Google Wallet

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  • Abilene Teachers Federal Credit Union
  • Austin County State Bank (TX)
  • Bank of Monticello (MO)
  • Bison State Bank (MO)
  • Boost Your Score
  • Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union
  • Century Next Bank (LA)
  • Citizens First Bank (WI)
  • Community National Bank in Monmouth (IL)
  • Cottonwood Community Federal Credit Union (ID)
  • County-City Credit Union (WI)
  • Diamond Valley Federal Credit Union (IN)
  • First National Bank of Manchester (FNBM) (KY)
  • First State Bank of LeCenter (MN)
  • Forest Area Federal Credit Union (MI)
  • Granite Preferred
  • Highway Crossroads Credit Union (MO)
  • Hope Federal Credit Union (WV)
  • KS Bank, Inc (NC)
  • Lake Region Bank (MN)
  • Liberty Bank NA (CA)
  • LincOne Federal Credit Union
  • Lion’s Share Federal Credit Union (NC)
  • Monroe County Teachers Federal Credit Union (FL)
  • Netevia
  • Pheple Federal Credit Union
  • Planters Bank, Inc
  • Racine Municipal Employees Credit Union (WI)
  • Rave Financial Credit Union
  • River Region Credit Union (MO)
  • SPC Credit Union
  • Star of Texas Credit Union (TX)
  • Telhio Credit Union (OH)
  • Ten Credit Union
  • Tongass Federal Credit Union
  • Thumb Bank & Trust (MI)
  • Today card
  • TrailNorth Federal Credit Union
  • Valley Bank of Commerce (NM)
  • Washington State Bank (LA)
  • West Alabama Bank & Trust (AL)

Features of Google Wallet Google Wallet

Google Wallet is a mobile app designed to simplify your everyday life by providing a secure and convenient way to manage various digital items in one place. Here’s a breakdown of its key functionalities:

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1. Contactless Payments:

  • Eliminate the need for physical cards. Simply add your debit, credit, or loyalty cards to Google Wallet and use your phone to tap and pay at contactless payment terminals wherever Google Pay is accepted.

2. Boarding Passes and Tickets:

  • Store your boarding passes, movie tickets, event tickets, and more directly in Google Wallet. Access them easily when needed, eliminating the hassle of searching for physical tickets or printed confirmations.

3. Essential Documents and IDs:

  • (Note: Feature availability may vary depending on region and specific documents)
  • Securely store digital copies of select IDs and documents like student IDs, vaccination cards, or even gym memberships, allowing for quick and easy access when required.

4. Organization and Convenience:

  • Keep all your essential items organized and readily available at your fingertips. No more rummaging through your wallet or purse for specific cards or tickets.

5. Security and Privacy:

  • Google Wallet prioritizes security. When you use your phone to pay, your actual credit card number isn’t shared with the merchant, protecting your sensitive financial information.

Conclusion Google Wallet

There are 42 new additions in total, but if you don’t see your card issuer on the list, don’t worry. Your bank is likely already supported on Google Wallet. You can find a complete list of supported banks and card issuers on the Google Wallet support page. However, there are some exceptions where certain cards may not be supported, even if the bank is on the list. Google provides information about these exceptions to help you out.

If you like using a physical card for payments, Google Wallet offers additional handy features. You can add your gym memberships, club loyalty cards, and even state-issued IDs to the app for easy access on different devices. Remember to switch from Google Pay to Google Wallet before June because Google Pay won’t be available for much longer.

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