Apple Pay expands with dozens of US banks & credit unions
Apple has updated its roster of Apple Pay card issuers with close to 40 more U.S. institutions. In Hong Kong, meanwhile, the platform now has more card options for existing banks.
As usual at this stage the new U.S. issuers are regional banks and credit unions, such as the Houston Federal Credit Union, which has just one branch outside of the general Houston area. Most national institutions came on board within a year of Apple Pay's Oct. 2014 debut.
The full list of U.S. additions includes:
- Advantage One Credit Union [now IL & MI]
- Alliance Bank [now IN & MI]
- Avadian Credit Union
- Bank of the Sierra
- Campco Federal Credit Union
- CCB Community Bank
- Cincinnati Interagency Federal Credit Union
- Citizens Trust Bank
- Community First Bank Heartland
- Devon Bank
- Farmers & Merchants of Long Beach
- First Bankers Trust Company
- First Coast Federal Credit Union
- First Robinson Savings Bank
- Franklin Bank & Trust Company
- GCS Credit Union
- Grand County Credit Union
- Grant County Bank
- Houston Federal Credit Union
- Illini State Bank
- Lincoln Park Community Credit Union
- MECU of Baltimore
- Millstream Area Credit Union
- Mountain Valley Bank
- MountainCrest Credit Union
- Northern Skies Federal Credit Union
- Nutmeg State Financial Institution
- Penn East Federal Credit Union
- Peoples Independent Bank
- Preferred Bank
- Premier Bank (IA)
- Signature Bank of Arkansas
- State Bank & Trust Co.
- The Citizens Bank of Cochran
- Traditions First Bank
- United Southern Bank
- Water and Power Community Credit Union
- Weber State Credit Union
- Western State Bank
Hong Kong shoppers with HSBC or Hang Seng Bank can now add UnionPay cards. UnionPay is one of the biggest card issuers in the world, though it has little presence outside of China.
Recently Apple Pay came to Australia's Bendigo Bank, and launched for the first time in Denmark, Finland, Sweden, and the United Arab Emirates.
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