Since launching in China two weeks ago and adding 3 million users in just two days, Apple Pay is continuing its expansion across the United States as well. The addition of Mainland China started with another dozen participating banks, and today another 27 banks have joined the 1,000+ partners in the US. These are the latest:
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- 1st Community Federal Credit Union
- Abacus Federal Savings Bank
- Bank of England
- BankFirst Financial Services
- Bull’s Eye Credit Union
- Colfax Banking Company
- Columbia Bank Florida
- First Bank
- First Federal Bank of Louisiana
- First National Bank of Durango
- First Southern National
- Franklin First Federal Credit Union
- Green Country Federal Credit Union
- Gulf States Credit Union
- Guthrie County State Bank
- Henrico Federal Credit Union
- Lone Star National Bank
- Mill City Credit Union
- Modern Woodmen Bank
- Pasadena Federal Credit Union
- PNC Bank, Global Investment Servicing
- Raleigh County Federal Credit Union
- Sage Capital Bank
- St. Landry Bank and Trust Co.
- TCM Bank
- West Milton State Bank
If you’re not sure if your bank supports Apple Pay yet, you can see the full list of already active partners here. One longtime holdout, Ally Bank, recently mentioned upcoming Apple Pay support through the release notes in an app update, although no timeline was provided shy of “coming soon”.
As for retailers accepting Apple Pay, we learned this week that American Apparel plans to begin taking Apple Pay at checkout in the future. It’s also believed that Japan, Hong Kong, Brazil, France, and other countries could be getting Apple Pay later this year.
Apple Pay lets you make secure payments in stores by waving your iPhone or Apple Watch, or in apps using your iPhone or iPad. To add a new card to Apple Pay, start with the Wallet app or Wallet section in Settings, then look for the add debit or credit card section.