Apple’s official list of participating banks and credit unions supporting Apple Pay has grown by more than a dozen today. This means that even more people can start using Apple Pay to pay for purchases using the iPhone 6 or Apple Watch at hundreds of thousands of participating merchants. Apple Pay also allows in-app purchases on iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 in addition to iPhone 6. These are the latest banks to join the Apple Pay party: AltaOne Federal Credit Union American Bank of Commerce Capital Bank, N.A. Cardinal Community Credit Union Del-One Federal Credit Union Enterprise Bank and Trust Co. Envision Credit Union First Commonwealth Bank First South Financial Credit Union FirstMerit Bank Fort Worth City Credit Union Leominster Credit Union Magnolia Federal Credit Union Monticello Banking Company Northfield Bank Southern States Bank Spire Credit Union
These 17 banks and credit unions join a growing list (some banks are repeated) of institutions across the United States and United Kingdom to support Apple Pay. We’ll likely hear more news around Apple’s mobile payment service next week at the upcoming media event when Apple unveils the iPhone 6S and Apple TV 4, demoing iOS 9 again which includes some Apple Pay enhancements.
Discover is also set to join Apple Pay this fall with Visa, American Express, and MasterCard supported since launch, and reward cards and retail cards will also get Apple Pay support. Earlier this week in the UK, the limit for Apple Pay transactions increased a bit making the payment form a bit more convenient there.