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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.