Visa Europe has confirmed that its new digital wallet service, V.me, will launch to an initial group of consumers in the UK, Spain and France in fall 2012.
The service will be made available through Visa’s member banks and will initially be accessed through the Internet browser on a PC, laptop, tablet or smart phone. Consumers will be able to put multiple cards into the wallet, according to Visa.
“V.me sits at the heart of Visa’s future of payments,” said Mariano Dima, executive vice president of Product and Marketing Solutions at Visa Europe. “For the first time, consumers and retailers will have a streamlined online checkout experience through an acceptance mark that offers industry-leading security.”
Dima added that Visa intends to incorporate “all of [its] new payment technologies” in V.me eventually.
Visa has also announced that payments processor WorldPay will sign on as a development partner in the delivery of the V.me service in the UK. Further development and launch partners in each market, including banks and retailers, are to be announced soon, according to Visa.