Huntington Bancshares is adding to its presence in West Virginia.
The Columbus, Ohio, company said Feb. 20 that it has signed a deal with One Point Financial, an ATM operator based in Atlanta, to install ATMs in 88 Go Mart convenience stores throughout West Virginia.
Huntington, which currently has 31 branches and 53 ATMs in the state, said it expects the machines to be installed by the middle of March.
"Go Mart is a well-respected retailer and the No. 1 gas provider in the state," Andrew Paterno, Huntington's West Virginia president, said in a press release. "Our customers will be able to use these ATMs at no charge, giving them added convenience as they stop at a Go Mart for groceries and gas."
Huntington, which has assets of $56 billion, said recently it plans by yearend to add image-capture technology to 450 of the 800 ATMs the bank operates, starting in March with 110 machines in central Ohio.
The partnership with Go Mart is one of several Huntington has struck with major retailers in recent years. Since late 2010, the bank has opened roughly 100 branches in Giant Eagle grocery stores in Ohio and Meijer stores in Michigan and is planning to add at least 30 more at the two chains within the next two years.