Apple Pay hits 1,000 US card issuers ahead of planned retail expansionsOn Friday Apple reached the 1,000 mark for the number of U.S. card issuers supporting Apple Pay, a figure continuing to outpace the number of retail chains supporting the platform.
Apple hit the total by adding 32 more entries to its roster, the new ones consisting of mostly of smaller regional institutions. Technically the company only has 998 banks and credit unions, but other issuers include retailers BJ's Wholesale Club and Kohl's.
Apple Pay is usable at over 2 million locations, but to date, the number of supporting U.S. retail chains is still a fraction of the number of issuers. The situation should improve somewhat in 2016, thanks to the addition of merchants like Au Bon Pain, Crate & Barrel, Chick-fil-A, JCPenney, Starbucks, and KFC.
The platform is also due to expand further overseas, for instance coming to countries like China and Spain, though in some cases it will only be through American Express.
The full list of new issuers includes:
- Anderson Brothers Bank
- Bank & Trust Company
- Bank of Labor
- Bank of Yazoo
- Brown County State Bank
- Busey Bank
- Campbell & Fetter Bank
- Central Bank of Oklahoma
- Collinsville Savings Society
- Core Bank
- Covantage Credit Union
- Diversified Members Credit Union
- Farmington Bank
- Florida Parishes Bank
- Fort Worth Community Credit Union
- Great Midwest Bank
- Horizon Bank, N.A.
- Litchfield Bancorp
- Luther Burbank Savings
- Mississippi National Guard Federal Credit Union
- Oregon Community Credit Union
- Pathfinder Bank
- Platinum Federal Credit Union
- Qualstar Credit Union
- Red River Bank
- Seven Seventeen Credit Union
- T Bank
- The Citizens Bank
- Titonka Savings Bank
- US Employees O.C. Federal Credit Union
- Wallis State Bank
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