Yesterday Apple released iOS 8.1 and with it Apple Pay went live. The new payments service can be used to make purchases online, in applications as well as at physical stores although the service has been launched in the U.S. only right now. Major banks are supporting Apple Pay but keep in mind that not all of their debit and credit cards work with the service. Apple has published a new support document online which details which cards are supported by Apple Pay.
Even though Apple said last week that as many as 500 banks have been signed up for Apple Pay, only some of the big ones are mentioned in this document, such as American Express, Bank of America, Capital One, Chase, Citi, J.P. Morgan, Merrill Lynch, Wells Fargo and U.S. Trust.
The document shows which cards from which bank are currently supported by Apple Pay. For example, co-branded cards from Capital One and J.P. Morgan are not supported. It has also been pointed out in the document that corporate cards can not be used with this service. Pre-paid cards from Bank of America, Capital One and Citi can not be used as well.
Limitations extend to small business credit cards and small business debit cards from certain banks so do check out this document, particularly if you have been having trouble adding your card to Apple Pay.