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Apple Pay now supported by over 20 additional banks and credit unions around the US
Apple Pay is now available from 23 more banks and credit unions around the United States. Apple's mobile payment service launched two years ago with hundreds of additional regional banks and credit unions added every few weeks. You can find the latest banks added below:3RiversAtlantic Stewardship BankBank of Franklin CountyBank of Southern CaliforniaBristol County Savings BankCenter National BankCentury BankChadwick Federal Credit UnionCitizens Independent BankCity & County Credit UnionCommunity National Bank SenecaCPM Federal Credit UnionElmira Savings BankFirst Community Bank (VA, WV, NC, TN)First Keystone Community BankFirst National Bank of TexasFort Hood National BankFreedom of Maryland Federal Credit UnionHoosier Heartland State BankMonroe Federal Savings and LoanNorth Dallas Bank & TrustSC State Federal Credit UnionSouthside BankAs for new businesses, I recently wrote about the opportunities to expand support in the United States at many retail categories based on reader feedback. Jennifer Bailey, the head of Apple Pay, is set to speak next month at Recode's Code Commerce conference where we should hear more on that front as well.And Apple's new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is the first Mac to include Touch ID and support Apple Pay without a nearby Apple Watch.Since launching in the United States, Apple Pay has expanded to Canada, France, Russia, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Australia, Mainland China, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore, and most recently Japan.Apple Pay lets you make purchases in supported stores using your iPhone or Apple Watch. Apple Pay can also be used to make purchases in supported apps on iPhone and iPad. Here's how to setup Apple Pay if your bank is supported (full list):On the iPhone, just head to the Wallet app on iOS 9 or later and tap the plus (+) icon in the top right corner to begin, then follow the prompts. To add a debit card to the Apple Watch, go to the Apple Watch app on iPhone and look for the Wallet & Apple Pay section, then Add Credit or Debit Card section. iPads with Touch ID can use Apple Pay in apps; go to Settings then Wallet & Apple Pay to add your card there.