Apple Pay gains support for new banks in China and United States

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Since Apple launched Apple Pay in October 2014, the company has been adding support for banks and new financial institutions like clockwork twice every month. Continuing that trend, the company is today adding support for 3 new banks in Apple Pay in China and 48 new financial institutions in the United States.

In China, the company has added support for three new banks: China Everbright Bank, Huaxia Bank and Ping An Bank.

The list for the United States is a bit longer, though some of the banks mentioned below started supporting Apple Pay as early as last week itself.

  • Advantage One Credit Union
  • Ally Bank
  • Amalgamated Bank (in addition to previously supported Amalgamated Bank of Chicago)
  • America First Federal Credit Union
  • Awakon Federal Credit Union
  • Banco do Brasil Americas
  • Bank of Internet USA
  • BrightStar Credit Union
  • Citizens National Bank (in a second state)
  • CNB Bank
  • Communication Federal Credit Union
  • Darien Rowayton Bank
  • El Dorado Savings Bank
  • Envista Credit Union
  • Fidelity Bank (in additional banks)
  • First Commons Bank
  • First Merchants Bank
  • First Western Bank
  • Firstar Bank
  • Florida Community Bank – National Association
  • Forcht Bank N.A.
  • Frederick County Bank
  • Grand Rapids State Bank
  • Hometown Bank of Corbin Inc.
  • Horizon Bank (separate from Horizon Bank N.A.)
  • Liberty Bay Credit Union
  • Maine State Credit Union
  • MB Financial
  • Monroe County Community Credit Union
  • Mound City Bank
  • Northern Credit Union
  • Norway Savings Bank
  • NSWC Federal Credit Union
  • Ozark Bank
  • Rainbow Federal Credit Union
  • Relyance Bank
  • Republic Bank
  • Rock Canyon Bank
  • Rockford Bank and Trust
  • Southwest Capital Bank
  • Summit Credit Union (in a new location)
  • Texas Bank
  • Texas First Bank
  • Utilities Employees Credit Union
  • UVA Community Credit Union
  • Ventura County Credit Union
  • Whatcom Educational Credit Union
  • Winnsboro State Bank

Last month, Apple Pay crossed support for more than 1,000 banks and financial institutions in the United States since its launch. While Apple has been rapidly expanding Apple Pay support in the United States, its progress has been less than stellar in other markets where Apple Pay is available including the United Kingdom and Australia.

With Apple Pay gaining traction among consumers in the United States and China, it will be interesting to see what improvements the company makes to the service in iOS 10 that is due to be unveiled at WWDC later this year.

[Via 9to5Mac]