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Apple Pay adds over 50 more US card issuers as merchant support waits

Another 50-plus U.S. card issuers have been added to the list supporting Apple Pay, continuing to outpace the number of merchants actually accepting payments through the service.




As most nationwide chains signed on within the first few months of Apple Pay's launch in October 2014, most new issuers are small local institutions.

Apple Pay is on the verge of expanding to countries like China, but U.S. retail support has lagged considerably. Just a handful of big chains have announced plans to go live in 2016, among them Starbucks and JCPenney.

The full list of new issuers includes:

  • 1st MidAmerica Credit Union
  • Achieve Financial Credit Union
  • Advantage Federal Credit Union
  • Alloy Federal Credit Union
  • Altoona First Savings Bank
  • Altura Credit Union
  • Amalgmated Bank of Chicago [sic]
  • Associated Credit Union of Texas
  • Bank of Ann Arbor
  • Beehive Federal Credit Union
  • Brand Banking Company
  • Business Bank of St. Louis
  • Capitol Credit Union
  • Charlotte State Bank & Trust
  • Citizens Bank (AL)
  • Citizens Savings Bank
  • Community Credit Union
  • Credit Union of Texas
  • Earthmover Credit Union
  • Employment Security Credit Union
  • Family Trust Federal Credit Union
  • First Community Bank of Beemer
  • First Interstate Bank
  • First Service Federal Credit Union
  • Fort Community Credit Union
  • Georgia Bank and Trust
  • HomeStar and Financial Services
  • Houston Highway Credit Union
  • IDB-IIC Federal Credit Union
  • Jefferson Financial Credit Union
  • Katahdin Federal Credit Union
  • Lion's Share Federal Credit Union
  • Mainstreet Community Bank of Florida
  • Marine Bank & Trust
  • Marine Federal Credit Union
  • Monona State Bank
  • Navy Army Community Credit Union
  • Northway Bank
  • Oakworth Capital Bank
  • Plaza Park State Bank
  • Reliant Community Credit Union
  • Security Bank and Trust Company
  • Silver State Schools Credit Union
  • Spencer County Bank
  • Summit Community Bank
  • Sundance State Bank
  • The Commerce Bank of Washington
  • Tioga State Bank
  • Torrance Community Credit Union
  • Total Community Credit Union
  • Triangle Credit Union
  • United Community Bank
  • USNY Bank

Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster earlier this week said he expects 2016 to be a a big year for Apple Pay, with a potential peer-to-peer service rollout, in-browser payment support and more.