Apple Pay picks up 13 more US banks & credit unions
Apple on Tuesday updated its U.S. Apple Pay roster with 13 more supporting card issuers, filling in an increasingly tiny number of regional gaps.
The additions join a list of hundreds of participating banks and credit unions, most of them based in small sections of the country, a single state, or even just a single city. National banks, such as Chase and Bank of America, were largely onboard within the first year after Apple Pay's Oct. 2014 debut.
The complete list of additions includes:
- Community National Bank & Trust of Texas
- First State Bank of Mendota
- First State Bank Southwest
- Great Plains Bank
- Great Southern Bank
- Holyoke Credit Union
- Icon Credit Union
- Landings Credit Union
- Mascoma Savings Bank
- McIntosh County Bank
- Park National Bank
- Texas Brand Bank
- Xplore Federal Credit Union
iOS 11 — likely launching later this month, after a Sept. 12 iPhone event — will introduce two new features to Apple Pay. These include Cash, a PayPal-style holding account, and person-to-person transfers, done through Messages. Both will initially be limited to the U.S.
The company may also tip international expansion plans, one possible target being Germany, despite tough negotiations.