Apple Pay adds 24 new banks, Home Depot soon

Apple Pay has more bank partners, but may have lost a major retail presence. The mobile payment solution from Apple now has 24 additional banks and credit unions whose cards will work with your iPhone 6, bringing the total number of banking institutions well over 200. Earlier today, reports claimed Apple Pay had lost Home Depot as a partner. The DIY project supply chain was apparently just updating their system to accept Apple Pay, as a separate report notes Apple Pay is incoming.

Speaking to Cult of Mac, Home Depot's Director of Corporate Communications Stephen Holmes said "we don't have the capability to accept [Apple Pay] online, and our NFC is currently inactive as we upgrade our systems."

That upgrade is now said to be a move for Home Depot to accept Apple Pay. Speaking to Bloomberg, Holmes said the chain would indeed accept Apple Pay nationwide once the update was complete. He didn't offer a timetable for when that might be, though.

More good news: Apple Pay has new banking partners. If you're keeping your money with any of the following institutions, go ahead and add your card(s):

Bellwether Community Credit Union

Benchmark Federal Credit Union

Blackhawk Community Credit Union

Community America Credit Union

Community First Credit Union

Connections Credit Union

cPort Credit Union

Denver Fire Department FCU

Electro Savings Credit Union

Elements Financial FCU

First Financial Credit Union

Greater Nevada Credit Union

Harvard Universities Employees Credit Union

Interra Credit Union

Kern Schools Federal Credit Union

Nusenda Credit Union

People's Trust Federal Credit Union

Premier America Credit Union

Premier Members Federal Credit Union

SAFE Credit Union

Scient Federal Credit Union

The Bancorp Bank

Tucson Federal Credit Union

Union Bank & Trust Co.

Keep in mind these are just the newest banks to support Apple Pay. For a full list of retailers, banks, and websites where you can use Apple Pay, visit the Apple Pay website.

Source: Cult of Mac, 9to5Mac, Bloomberg