CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Huntington Bank has inked a deal with the Go-Mart Inc. retail chain to place no-fee ATMs at 88 store locations across the state.
The deal makes Huntington the exclusive ATM provider at Go-Mart stores across the state.
The deal shows Huntington's commitment to give customers easy access to their accounts, Huntington Bank West Virginia president Andrew Paterno said.
"Go-Mart is a well-respected retailer and the No. 1 gas provider in the state," Paterno said in a statement. "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 already operates 31 branches and has 53 existing Huntington ATMs in the state. The addition of the Go-Mart chain will increase that number to 141.
Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Huntington is valued at over $56 billion. The company operates banking locations in six states: West Virginia, Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Kentucky.
Atlanta ATM operator One Point Financial helped finalize the deal.
One Point focuses on developing convenient, cost-effective ATM placements for companies.
Gassaway-based Go-Mart Inc. operates seven stores in Charleston, with about a dozen located in surrounding Kanawha Valley communities.
The locations that already had ATMs will have their machines replaced with those bearing the Huntington brand, said Mike Bassani, the bank's director of strategic distribution.
"We will be exclusive with Go-Mart across the state," Bassani said.
The first Huntington ATMs will be placed in Go-Marts beginning in early March. The company expects all 88 to be in place by mid-March.
"We're really excited to start," Bassani said. "They're by far the number one gas provider for our customers, so from a convenience standpoint we think it's the perfect match."Contact writer Jared Hunt at busin...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4836.