Apple Pay compatibility in the UK grew by two major banks last week with the addition of Lloyds and Halifax, and today Apple has added over 40 to its list of participating issuers. Since launching in the United States nearly a year ago, Apple’s mobile payment solution has steadily been signing on and rolling out support for waves of new banks and credit unions around the country. These are the latest to join:
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Amplify Federal Credit Union Bank of the Ozarks Branch Banking & Trust Bridgehampton National Bank Capital Educators Federal Credit Union Centra Credit Union Charlotte Metro Credit Union Citizens Bank Coastal Federal Credit Union Credit Union 1 “Dollar Bank, FSB” Eglin FCU ETRADE BANK First Community Bank First Community Credit Union (OR) First Florida Credit Union First National Bank of Waseca Floridian Bank Georgia United Credit Union Johns Hopkins Federal Credit Union Kennebunk Savings Bank Kirtland Federal Credit Union Leaders Credit Union Maine Savings Federal Credit Union McGraw-Hill Federal Credit Union Merchants Bank MIT Federal Credit Union National Penn Bank Navigant Credit Union Nodaway Valley Bank Nymeo OU Federal Credit Union Pacific NW Federal Credit Union Power Financial Credit Union Seaboard Federal Credit Union SECU of Maryland Southern Security FCU Southwest Financial Federal Credit Union Sterling Federal Bank The Cape Cod Five Cent Saving Bank The Focus Federal Credit Union Trupoint Bank UBI Federal Credit Union Watertown Savings Bank Xceed Financial Federal Credit Union
And in the UK, Apple Pay includes American Express, Bank of Scotland, First Direct, Halifax, HSBC, Lloyds, M&S Bank, MBNA, Nationwide Building Society, NatWest, Royal Bank of Scotland, Santander, and Ulster Bank. Barclays is said to be coming but without a specific timeline.
Starting tomorrow with iOS 9, Apple Pay will gain support for Discover credit cards as well. Discover, which is running a cashback promotion for Apple Pay users, joins launch partners Visa, MasterCard, and American Express.
iOS 9 also adds support for retail cards and reward cards through Apple Pay. With Passbook gaining new Apple Pay features, the app is being renamed Wallet with the software update due out tomorrow.
In other Apple Pay news, Jennifer Bailey, the head of Apple Pay, is set to speak at Code/Mobile in a high profile interview next month.
Apple Pay is available for payments in stores using iPhone 6 or later or Apple Watch with iPhone 5 or later. iPads with Touch ID and iPhone 6 or later can use Apple Pay to make payments within apps.