Apple on Tuesday added 16 new bank and credit union partners for its Apple Pay mobile payments service, including brands from 2 of the 50 largest U.S. bank holding companies with Zions Bancorp and Huntington Bancshares.
Six of the new additions are made up of Zions Bancorp's subsidiaries — Â Amegy Bank of Texas, California Bank & Trust, Nevada State Bank, National Bank of Arizona, Vectra Bank, and Zions First National Bank. Huntington's only retail banking affiliate, Huntington Bank, also came on board.
Between them, Zions Bancorp and Huntington Bancshares count more than 2 million customers with assets totaling more than $100 billion. They are the 38th and 36th largest bank holding corporations in the country, according to the Federal Reserve.
Other new partners include A+ Federal Credit Union, Bethpage Federal Credit Union, Connex Credit Union, Goldenwest FCU, Huntington Bank, KeyPoint Credit Union, Meijer Credit Union, TCF National Bank, and The Bank of Greene County.
Apple now counts some 54 participating issuers for Apple Pay. The company added eight more financial institutions earlier this month.