Date: Monday, June 20th, 2016, 08:51
Category: Apple TV, Finance, Google, News
You’ll be able to start using Apple Pay at assorted Bank of America ATMs pretty soon.
According to an unconfirmed report posted to Reddit on Sunday, Bank of America customers living in Redondo Beach, Calif., can now withdraw cash from certain NFC-enabled ATMs. The system does not appear to be fully operational, however, as deposits still require a physical debit or checking account card.
Reports began to surface of Apple Pay integration at select Bank of America ATMs as of May. At the time, pilot program coverage was limited to two machines in San Francisco. Bank of America has not yet made an official announcement regarding ATM compatibility with Apple Pay, though it appears the service is slowly rolling out beyond the Bay Area.
As of now, compatible Bank of America ATMs bear a generic NFC logo and might not necessarily sport Apple Pay branding. On machines with activated NFC internals, customers simply open Apple Pay on their iPhone, tap the device to the reader, enter a PIN and make a withdrawal. No cards are needed as part of the process.
Currently, Bank of America ATMs are restricted to in-house accounts, suggesting the backend service is not yet connected to out-of-network credit card processors.
Word of Apple Pay ATM compatibility arrived back in January with ATMs in San Francisco, Charlotte, New York and Boston being mention as part of the pilot program.
Apple Pay rival Android Pay in May also announced ATM support for Bank of America machines, though it is not clear if Google’s system is up and running at this time.
If you’ve been able to use Apple Pay at a Bank of America ATM near you, please let us know about the experience in the comments.