America First Credit Union is the 7th largest credit union in the United States in terms of total membership and 11th largest credit union in assets in the U.S. According to the latest data, America First has 109 branch locations, more than 642,000 members, and has over USD 6.1 billion in assets. And now it is ready to join the growing list of banks and card issuers adding support for Apple Pay.
Rich Syme, executive vice president at America First Credit Union, said the following in a recent press release:
“Security and privacy is our upmost priority when it comes to offering our members the latest in technology and mobile advancements. Apple Pay will bring a new level of efficiency for members, allowing them to pay with their mobile devices in a fast, easy and secure way.”
Brice Mindrum, mobile services manager for America First Credit Union, also weighed in:
“Offering Apple Pay to our membership is a testament to our dedication at America First to offering the most up-to-date technologies and something we’re very excited to provide for our members.”
This announcement follows shortly after the San Francisco Fire Credit Union announced Apple Pay support, as well. So, we can see that besides a few retailers, pretty much everybody is excited about the Apple Pay system.
Apple now lists a total of 18 card issuers but there's also a long list of banks that have already announced support.