Apple Pay gets 26 more issuing partners in US, UK, Australia, Canada & Japan
Apple has updated its roster of Apple Pay card issuers to include 21 more U.S. banks and credit unions, plus another five institutions spread across Australia, Canada, Japan, and the U.K.
The U.S. additions are regional ones, such as the United Citizens Bank of Southern Kentucky. Most national banks were signed up for Apple Pay by early 2015, just a few months after the platform launched.
The international expansions include Australia's Police Credit Union, the National Bank of Canada, Thomas Cook Cash Passport (Raphael's) in the U.K., and Japan's Tokyo Tomin Bank and Iwagin Credit Service.
The full list of U.S. additions includes:
- Bank Forward
- Campus Federal Credit Union
- Farmers Savings Bank
- First Bank & Trust (SD)
- Franklin State Bank
- Frost Bank
- Glenwood State Bank of Minnesota
- Kerr County Federal Credit Union
- My Community Credit Union
- NRL Federal Credit Union
- Orrstown Bank
- Our Community Credit Union
- Perennial Bank
- State Bank of Cherry
- Tropical Financial Credit Union
- Union Bank & Trust
- United Citizens Bank of Southern Kentucky
- United Community Bank (ND)
- Valley National Bank
- Wymar Federal Credit Union
The next major evolution in Apple Pay is coming with this fall's iOS 11 and watchOS 4, which will support person-to-person transfers. A related feature, Apple Pay Cash, will create a PayPal-like virtual debit card used for holding transfer money, and even making payments at compatible stores.