Apple Pay Hits 1,000 U.S. Card Issuer Milestone

Apple Pay Hits 1,000 U.S. Card Issuer Milestone

Apple Pay is now available at over 2 million retailers across the United States, and on Friday reached another milestone. Apple’s contactless payment plan is now offered to customers of 1,000 U.S.¬†credit and debit card issuers.

Apple Pay Hits 1,000 U.S. Card Issuer Milestone

AppleInsider:

Apple hit the total by adding 32 more entries to its roster, the new ones consisting of mostly of smaller regional institutions. Technically the company only has 998 banks and credit unions, but other issuers include retailers BJ’s Wholesale Club and Kohl’s.

New Apple Pay issuers include:

  • Anderson Brothers Bank
  • Bank & Trust Company
  • Bank of Labor
  • Bank of Yazoo
  • BankWest
  • Brown County State Bank
  • Busey Bank
  • Campbell & Fetter Bank
  • Central Bank of Oklahoma
  • Collinsville Savings Society
  • Core Bank
  • Covantage Credit Union
  • Diversified Members Credit Union
  • Farmington Bank
  • Florida Parishes Bank
  • Fort Worth Community Credit Union
  • Great Midwest Bank
  • Horizon Bank, N.A.
  • Litchfield Bancorp
  • Luther Burbank Savings
  • Mississippi National Guard Federal Credit Union
  • Oregon Community Credit Union
  • Pathfinder Bank
  • Platinum Federal Credit Union
  • Qualstar Credit Union
  • Red River Bank
  • Seven Seventeen Credit Union
  • T Bank
  • The Citizens Bank
  • Titonka Savings Bank
  • US Employees O.C. Federal Credit Union
  • Wallis State Bank

Apple announced earlier this week that Apple Pay is now accepted at over 2 million locations in the United States. While that number sounds huge, it is but a small fraction of the actual number of retailers in the country. However, the situation continues to improve, as new merchants, including Au Bon Pain, Crate & Barrel, Chick-fil-A, JCPenney, Starbucks, and KFC, are coming on board in 2016.

Apple Pay expanded to the United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada in 2015, and Apple is set to expand the service to China, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Spain in 2016.

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