I just received a response to an email I sent to my bank re: Apple Pay and here was their response.
Thank you for contacting BBVA Compass regarding Apple Pay.
We understand your concern regarding Apple Pay, and soon you will be able to use your BBVA Compass cards via Apple Pay. Our focus is, and has always been, to make it easy to access your money when and however you choose 24/7. We are excited about giving you another convenient way to use your cards.
We will share more details as soon as we can. Please feel free to respond to this message regarding any questions or concerns, or you may contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-266-7277 Monday – Friday 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM CST, or Saturday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CST.
Thank you again for contacting BBVA Compass. We hope you have a wonderful Tuesday!
121 Financial Credit Union is committed to using technology to enhance the services we offer our members and the security of their personal financial information. Over the years we have investigated several mobile payment options that have come onto the market, but up until now none of them have met the convenience, capability and security standards that we feel our members require, and so have not adopted any. Apple Pay is an exciting new development in the technology, and its adoption by Bank of America will certainly drive adoption by other financial institutions.
While we do not currently have a plan to adopt Apple Pay, we will be investigating it as a part of our ongoing long-term technology plans over the coming months. Please watch out in the newsletter and our website for announcements in the coming months regarding our technology initiatives."
I've since opened another bank account that also gives me rewards.
Apple Pay is available for the Barclaycard. However, when I called to verify my card, the person that I spoke to was unable to access the website and so I have to wait until tomorrow. She said that there has been a high amount of traffic and the website can't handle all the requests. I'm sure there has been an overwhelming response.