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Apple Pay comes to 26 more US banks & credit unions

On top of reaching Italy, Apple Pay is now available through 26 more U.S. financial institutions, as well as a single extra card issuer in China.

Continuing trends, most of the U.S. additions are highly localized —such as the Red River Credit Union, which only operates branches in northeast Texas and southwest Arkansas. National banks were typically signed up within months of Apple Pay's Oct. 2014 launch, and since then hundreds of regional institutions have joined.

The one new Chinese issuer is Liaoning Rural Credit Cooperatives, though the country already has dozens of others onboard. Apple Pay first arrived in China in Feb. 2016.

The full list of U.S. additions includes:

  • Blackhawk Bank & Trust
  • Capital Community Bank
  • Central Bank of IA
  • Chemical Bank
  • Columbia Bank [now NJ and OR]
  • Commercial State Bank
  • County Credit Union
  • El Paso Area Teachers Federal Credit Union
  • Finger Lakes Federal Credit Union
  • First Colony Bank of Florida
  • First National Bank of Picayune
  • Minnequa Works Credit Union
  • North Island Financial Credit Union
  • Peoples Bank of the South
  • Peoples Savings Bank
  • Prime Financial Credit Union
  • Red River Credit Union
  • San Juan Credit Union
  • Santa Clara County Federal Credit Union
  • Texas Citizens Bank
  • Town and Country and Peoples Prosperity Bank
  • Tradition Capital Bank
  • UNCLE Credit Union
  • Unitus Community Credit Union
  • Voyage Federal Credit Union
  • Wasatch Peaks Credit Union

The Italian launch is being backed by just three institutions, namely Boon, Carrefour, and UniCredit. It does however put Apple Pay in 16 markets worldwide, with Germany perhaps being next on the slate.