Visa Checkout arrives in UK

Visa in collaboration with an online travel and leisure retailer lastminute.com has launched its Visa Checkout payment method in the UK.

Visa Checkout arrives in UK

With the latest move, lastminute.com customers can securely store shipping and payment details without having to re-enter information while shopping online.

Customers only need to enter a username and password – consistent across all merchants offering Visa Checkout service.

The payment technology firm said that the Visa cardholders from Barclays, Barclaycard, NatWest, Royal Bank of Scotland, The Co-operative Bank will be entitled to Visa Checkout service in the coming months.

Visa UK and Ireland managing director Kevin Jenkins said: “We are delighted to welcome lastminute.com onboard as the first UK retailer to offer the benefits of Visa Checkout. We are actively working with leading retailers to bring the benefits of faster and more secure checkout to online shopper in the UK.

“By removing the hassle of typing in payment account and shipping information each time, we have seen a noticeable increase in conversion rates for online retailers. Visa Checkout also addresses the evolving needs of consumers who are looking for a simpler and more convenient shopping experience on mobile with no compromise on security.”

lastminute.com COO Marco Corradino said: “Our aim is to help our customers achieve their dreams through travelling. And one very practical way to help them do so is to make the payment process as hassle-free as possible. We are very pleased to be able to help them with that through offering Visa Checkout on all lastminute.com purchases in the UK.”