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Apple is continuing to sign more banks and credit unions up every few weeks to support Apple Pay, and the latest expansion in the United States includes another 40 new partners to back the company’s mobile payment service. Check below to see the latest banks to go live:

American Heritage Federal Credit Union
Associated Credit Union
Bangor Savings Bank
Bank of Bourbonnais
Bank of Clovis
Bank of the Pacific
Baton Rouge Telco Federal Credit Union
BHCU
Cardinal Bank
Corning Credit Union
First Financial Credit Union (both IL & NM now)
First National Bank of Trenton
First Nations Bank
First Republic Bank
Flint Area School Employees Credit Union
Glass City Federal Credit Union
Guaranty Bank and Trust Company
Hawthorn Bank
Hills Bank and Trust Company
Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union
Leader Bank, N.A.
Michigan Tech Employees Federal Credit Union
Midcoast Federal Credit Union
Oatworth Capital Bank
Ohio Valley Bank
Partnership Financial Credit Union
Penn Liberty Bank
Police and Fire Federal Credit Union
Prime Merdian Bank
Reading Cooperative Bank
Republic Bank
Section 705 Federal Credit Union
Secured Advantage Federal Credit Union
Southern Bank
Southwest Missouri Bank
TowneBank
West Plains Bank and Trust Company
WesTex Federal Credit Union
Wilmington Savings Fund Society
WSFS Bank

You can find the full list of all issuing partners including this week’s additions here. Apple Pay on iPhones and Apple Watch lets you pay securely in stores that accept contactless payments using the iPhone 6 or later, or any Apple Watch paired with iPhone 5 or later. iPhones and iPads can also make payments within supported apps using Apple Pay and Touch ID on iPhone 6 or later, iPad mini 3 and 4, iPad Air 2, and iPad Pro.

In addition to more banks, retailer JCPenney recently started piloting store-issued card support for Apple Pay, following Kohl’s full support just before them. Apple Pay has also expanded beyond the US and UK with a deal through American Express in Canada and Australia. China is also on the radar in a big way for Apple Pay.

More retailers are also starting to accept Apple Pay with Dominos, Cinnabon, Starbucks, Chilis, and KFC all testing or planning future rollouts. Apple maintains a list of partners that accept Apple Pay here, although many more locations also accept contactless payments including Apple Pay.

Small businesses can also easily accept Apple Pay and other contactless payment methods with options like Square’s new reader which is rolling out or PayAnywhere’s Apple Pay-ready reader that’s sold in Apple Stores.

Apple Pay is also expected to add peer-to-peer payments between users, possibly using iMessage, sometime in 2016 according to recent reports.


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