Huntington National Bank in Columbus, Ohio, has announced plans to support Apple Pay.

The $64 billion-asset company said last week that customers will have access to this service in the first quarter of 2015.

Apple launched its mobile wallet service on Oct. 20. More than 500 banks have agreed to support Apple Pay by early next year, as well as nine of the 10 biggest credit card issuers including MasterCard, Visa and First Data.

Apple Pay uses Near Field Communication technology at the point of sale and operates through the Passbook app to initiate online payments. Apple Pay also works for online payments through the iPad Air 2, which includes TouchID fingerprint scan authentication.

Huntington customers will be able to store and use their Huntington Voice credit card or debit card in a digital, tokenized form with their Apple mobile devices in order to pay for a transaction without revealing their name, card number or security code.

A million consumers signed up for Apple's mobile wallet in the first 72 hours after its launch. Apple Pay can currently be used at more than 220,000 stores and restaurants, including Macy's, McDonald's, Walgreens and Whole Foods.

"Apple Pay is another in a series of initiatives Huntington has undertaken to make banking easier, along with rolling out mobile deposit and Quick Balance, which allows customers to use their phones or tablets to find their balances fast," Mark Sheehan, executive vice president and payments and channels director at Huntington, said in a press release.

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