Last month Apple rolled out support for dozens of banks and credit unions with Apple Pay bringing the count to more than 45 institutions, and today Apple is out with the first wave of the month adding more than a dozen new banks to its list of supported Apple Pay banks bringing the total count to over 60 institutions. Here are the new banks listed as supporting Apple Pay as of today:
Alliant Credit Union
Altra Federal Credit Union
Andrews Federal Credit Union
BECU (Boeing Employees’ Credit Union)
Ent Federal Credit Union
F&A Federal Credit Union
Fifth Third Bank
First Niagara Bank
First Tech Federal Credit Union
Golden 1 Credit Union
INOVA Federal Credit Union
Savings Bank of Danbury
Star One Credit Union
While the current list of banks with active support for Apple Pay according to Apple lists just over 60 banks in total now, Apple CEO Tim Cook mentioned a week ago during the company’s quarterly conference call with investors and analysts that the company has signed about 750 banks and credit unions to roll out Apple Pay support.
Cook also added then that $2 out of every $3 spent using contactless payments across the three major credit card companies—Visa, MasterCard, and American Express—was made using Apple Pay.
Apple Pay currently supports making contactless payments in supported businesses using the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Apple Pay can also be used in apps to purchase items with the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 in addition to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, and iPhone 5s users can use Apple Pay to make purchases in stores when the older models are paired with the upcoming Apple Watch which is on track to be released in April.
Apple Pay has also been limited to customers in the United States since it launched in late October last year. We reported last month, though, that Apple is preparing to launch Apple Pay in Canada as soon as March. Other reports expect Apple Pay to reach users in the UK during the first half of this year.