Apple Pay gains 30 more US banks amid wait for more retail chains

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Apple on Tuesday updated the roster of U.S. banks supporting Apple Pay with another 30 entries, while shoppers continued to wait for more retail partners to come onboard.

As is now common, the new banks are primarily small-scale institutions dedicated to a particular state, county, city, or employer. One of these, for example, is the San Diego Firefighters Federal Credit Union, which serves only the city's firefighters and their families.

A notable change is that the University of Wisconsin Credit Union is now on the list as "UW Credit Union" instead of its full name. In its place is the University of Toledo Federal Credit Union.

The full list of additions includes:

  • Alabama State Employees Credit Union
  • American National Bank
  • Bank of the South
  • Cabrillo Credit Union
  • California Credit Union
  • Classic Federal Credit Union
  • Denali Federal Credit Union
  • Dort Federal Credit Union
  • First Federal Community Bank
  • First Green Bank
  • First National Bank of Catlin
  • First Oklahoma Federal Credit Union
  • First US Bank
  • FMBank
  • Gerber Federal Credit Union
  • MassMutual Federal Credit Union
  • Members Source Credit Union
  • Morris County National Bank
  • Muna Federal Credit Union
  • Rocky Mountain Law Enforcement Federal Credit Union
  • Sabine Federal Credit Union
  • San Diego Firefighters Federal Credit Union
  • Scott Credit Union
  • Security National Bank of Omaha
  • Sound Credit Union
  • Standing Stone Bank
  • UW Credit Union
  • Vista Bank
  • Webster Bank
  • Workers Credit Union

U.S. merchants have slowly signed on since Apple Pay launched in October 2014. A number of additions have been promised for 2016, like Chili's, Chick-fil-A, Dunkin' Donuts, and JCPenney, but most of these have yet to happen, and some retail chains that signed on a long time ago — Anthropologie and Forever 21 — are still sitting on Apple's "coming soon" list.