Visa to launch Visa Checkout across Europe and India

Visa has revealed that its online payment service Visa Checkout will expand to India, France, Ireland, Poland, Spain and the United Kingdom.

Visa to launch Visa Checkout across Europe and India

Visa has revealed that its online payment service Visa Checkout will expand to India, France, Ireland, Poland, Spain and the United Kingdom this year.

The service enables shoppers to use any Visa debit or credit card or other branded cards to make purchases from a PC, mobile device or within a mobile app.

Visa Checkout stores a customer’s billing and shipping data, and uses a username and password rather than a credit card number as authentication.

Visa senior vice president of digital solutions Sam Shrauger said: “The incredible growth in connected commerce makes this the perfect time to bring Visa Checkout to the hundreds of millions of connected consumers using mobile devices across Europe and India today.

“Following the successful launch and growth of Visa Checkout in many countries last year – including Brazil, China, Mexico, New Zealand and Singapore — we’re continuing our momentum in 2016, with the long term vision of making it easier for consumers to use their Visa cards on any device, anywhere in the world.”

Since its introduction in 2014, over 11 million users have signed up for Visa Checkout accounts and accepted by more than 250,000 merchants. The service is now available in 16 markets around the world.

Visa said that in 2016, the service will reach a total of 22 markets around the world, including Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, India, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Poland, Singapore, Spain, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, the UK and the US.