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Apple Pay grows US bank support, adds three new Chinese banks

Apple on Thursday added a number of financial institutions to the official list supporting Apple Pay, including three more in the service's fledgling Chinese market.




The Chinese banks include China Everbright Bank, Huaxia Bank, and Ping An Bank. All three were announced as partners when Apple Pay launched in the country on Feb. 17, but weren't actually live at the time.

An updated U.S. roster includes Ally Bank, which launched support on Wednesday, and a host of smaller, mostly regional institutions. Until this week Ally was a notable national holdout, as many other countrywide banks were signed up in late 2014 or early 2015.

The complete list of U.S. additions includes:

  • Advantage One Credit Union
  • Ally Bank
  • Amalgamated Bank
  • America First Federal Credit Union
  • Awakon Federal Credit Union
  • Banco do Brasil Americas
  • Bank of Internet USA
  • BrightStar Credit Union
  • Citizens National Bank [new region]
  • CNB Bank
  • Communication Federal Credit Union
  • Darien Rowayton Bank
  • El Dorado Savings Bank
  • Envista Credit Union
  • Fidelity Bank [more regions]
  • First Commons Bank
  • First Merchants Bank
  • First Western Bank
  • Firstar Bank
  • Florida Community Bank - National Association
  • Forcht Bank N.A.
  • Frederick County Bank
  • Grand Rapids State Bank
  • Hometown Bank of Corbin Inc.
  • Horizon Bank [not Horizon Bank N.A.]
  • Liberty Bay Credit Union
  • Maine State Credit Union
  • MB Financial
  • Monroe County Community Credit Union
  • Mound City Bank
  • Northern Credit Union
  • Norway Savings Bank
  • NSWC Federal Credit Union
  • Ozark Bank
  • Rainbow Federal Credit Union
  • Relyance Bank
  • Republic Bank
  • Rock Canyon Bank
  • Rockford Bank and Trust
  • Southwest Capital Bank
  • Summit Credit Union [new region]
  • Texas Bank
  • Texas First Bank
  • Utilities Employees Credit Union
  • UVA Community Credit Union
  • Ventura County Credit Union
  • Whatcom Educational Credit Union
  • Winnsboro State Bank