Bank Of America and Wells Fargo are working on integrating Apple Pay into their ATMs, according to TechCrunch, quoting an unnamed “source familiar with the teams on the projects.”
Wells Fargo’s head of ATMs Jonathan Velline told TechCrunch’s Josh Constine that, “We’ve been working on the technology that allows us to hook to digital wallets, leveraging NFC on mobile phones to replace the card at the transaction at the ATM. Right now the wallet that we support is Android Pay … we’re also looking at lots of different mobile wallets and evaluating which ones are going to be appropriate for our customers.”
When asked about whether its ATMs would work with Apple Pay, Bank Of America’s Consumer Banking Products press representative Betty Riess said “We already have number of mobile wallet programs.” This implied that Apple Pay could join them, says Constine.
Apple announced Apple Pay in September 2014, describing it as “a new category of service designed to transform mobile payments with an easy, secure and private way to pay.” In stores, Apple Pay works with iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch. When paying within apps, Apple Pay is compatible with the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 4 and iPad Pro.