Apple adds 23 new U.S. banks to list of Apple Pay providers

By Mike Wuerthele
Wednesday, August 03, 2016, 10:45 am PT (01:45 pm ET)

As part of the continued gradual rollout of the Apple Pay payments service, Apple on Wednesday announced support for 23 new banks and credit unions supplementing Tuesday’s Canadian deployments.

Like every other month’s Apple Pay additions, Wednesday’s inclusions includes a number of smaller financial institutions. The additions were announced through Apple’s updated list of Apple Pay providers.

U.S. banks added Wednesday:

  • 1st Mariner Bank
  • 1st Summit Bank
  • Athens State Bank
  • Bronco Federal Credit Union
  • Consolidated Federal Credit Union
  • Elevations Credit Union
  • First Federal Yamhill County
  • First National Bank & Trust
  • First National Bank of Clarksdale
  • Grand Bank of Texas
  • Metairie Bank
  • Northmark Bank
  • Novation Credit Union
  • Security Bank of Kansas City
  • Tech Credit Union
  • The Tennessee Credit Union
  • Thrivent Federal Credit Union
  • Trustco Bank
  • Unify Financial Credit Union.
  • Visions Federal Credit Union
  • Vons Credit Union
  • West Virginia Central Credit Union
  • Wildfire Credit Union

The US banks were revealed after Tuesday’s additions of Scotiabank subsidiary Tangerine and President’s Choice Financial MasterCard support.

Apple Pay launched in the U.S in October 2014 as a service for both point-of-sale transactions, as well as in-app purchases. It relies on a tokenization system that helps to prevent credit card fraud. Apple Pay adoption is estimated to be at 12 million active users per month, and rising.

The payment service is now available in Australia, Canada, China, France, Hong Kong, Singapore, Switzerland, and the U.K.

Apple announced improvements to the Apple Pay system at June’s WWDC, with the forthcoming implementation of “Pay with Apple Pay” bringing online payments to iOS 10 and macOS Sierra.

A number of retailer additions have been promised for 2016. Anthropologie and Forever 21 were promised at launch, but remain unable to accept the payments..

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