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Apple Pay picks up 12 new banks, surpasses 300 institutions in total

Apple on Tuesday added another 12 U.S. banks to its official list of issuers with cards supporting Apple Pay, putting the total over 300 for the first time.

The new supporting partners are predominantly regional ones. Banner Bank, for example, is based in the Pacific northwest, while Synovus Bank is based in Georgia and operates throughout the southeast.

The full list of additions includes:

  • Banner Bank
  • BayPort Credit Union
  • California Coast Credit Union
  • Centier Bank
  • Community First Credit Union
  • Glenview State Bank
  • HAPO Community Credit Union
  • Prestige Community Credit Union
  • Provident Credit Union
  • Staley Credit Union
  • Synovus Bank
  • Wood & Huston Bank

Apple Pay is still a U.S.-only venture, although the company is believed to be working on expansions to the U.K., Canada, and China.

More news about the platform is expected to arrive next week during Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference. One announcement may involve a rewards program which will accrue perks for people who use Apple Pay on a regular basis. That may be necessary to compete with Google, which is reportedly exploring rewards initiatives of its own.