New banks and credit unions across the United States are continuing to adopt Apple Pay, and 21 additional institutions have joined Apple’s list of participating partners since the last refresh a few weeks ago. Check out the latest Apple Pay banks below:
- American Eagle Financial Credit Union
- Central Virginia Federal Credit Union
- Community Bank & Trust of Florida
- Community Savings Bank
- First Bank of Berne
- First Financial Federal Credit Union
- Fremont Federal Credit Union
- Greater State Bank
- Highlands State Bank
- Houston Police Credit Union
- Independent Bank (both MI and TX now)
- Mid-Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union
- NAFT Federal Credit Union
- Peoples Bank of East Tennessee
- Santa Cruz County Bank
- Skyline National Bank
- Sterling Bank
- Stonegate Bank
- Terre Haute Savings Bank
- The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod
- The First National Bank of Central Texas
In addition to the latest participating banks to work with Apple Pay, Apple announced some new features at WWDC coming to the mobile payment service with iOS 11 and watchOS 4.
Person to Person will let you send money to friends and family over iMessage using Apple Pay. The new feature will be available on iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch when iOS 11 and watchOS 4 ship later this fall.
Apple Pay Cash is another new feature coming this fall. This is a virtual debit card that appears in the Wallet app and holds money that you receive from Person to Person transfers. You can withdraw the money to your bank account, use it to send to other people, or use it as payment in stores that accept Apple Pay.
Since launching in the United States, Apple Pay has expanded to Canada, France, Russia, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Australia, Mainland China, Hong Kong, Italy, New Zealand, Singapore, Japan, Spain, Ireland, and Taiwan.
Although Apple Pay is available in over a dozen countries around the world, Person to Person and Apple Pay Cash will be limited to users in the United States when it launches. iOS 11 and watchOS 4 are currently in developer beta, although the new Apple Pay features aren’t available to test in the first and second version.