Apple Pay gains support from 44 new US banks and credit unions

By AppleInsider Staff

As part of continued efforts to build out its Apple Pay payments platform, Apple on Tuesday announced support for 44 new bank and credit unions serving U.S. customers.

Like last month's round of Apple Pay additions, today's buildout includes a number of medium size financial institutions, many of which are regional credit unions and small banks. The additions were announced through Apple's running list of Apple Pay providers.

Since its U.S. launch in 2014, Apple Pay has been introduced to iOS device users in Australia, Canada, China, Singapore and the UK.

Apple at WWDC 2016 announced a major initiative that will bring Apple Pay transactions to the web, a highly anticipated feature that puts the in-house payments service in competition with industry leader PayPal. The company also revealed plans for upcoming rollouts in France, Hong Kong and Switzerland.

Most recently, Bank of America began rolling out support for cardless ATM withdrawals at select locations in California.