Visa launches wallet in Australia

Monday 23 December 2013 07:33 CET | News

Visa has launched, a pan-European digital wallet service to be offered by banks and financial institutions, in Australia.

Consumers can upload into any Visa, MasterCard or American Express card from every financial institution in Australia,.Customers can sign on to with a single username and password in order to pay online with these cards.

A survey of 1,000 Australian consumers conducted by Visa in 2013 for The Visa Online Shopping Study found that, in the lead-up to Christmas 2013, 43% of Australian 18- to 29-year-olds and 37% of 30- to 49-year-olds prefer to shop online rather than go into stores. The research also found that more Australian men (35%) than women (28%) generally prefer shopping online and that many more consumers expect to do more online shopping in the future than they currently do. is a digital wallet service developed by Visa Europe in 2011. The service allows consumers to complete online transactions through an internet browser on a computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. will become available across more merchants in Australia in 2014.

In recent news, Visa has launched, in the UK, France, Spain and Poland.

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