Visa’s digital wallet launches publicly, plans in-store rollout in 2013

Visa’s digital wallet helps simplify transactions online and on mobile and will move to in-store point of sale next year.


Visa’s (s v) digital wallet and PayPal (s ebay) competitor is now ready to go prime-time after debuting in beta a year ago. The credit card company is officially launching the service today and announcing 50 banking partners and two dozen merchants who will support the wallet initiative. is Visa’s attempt at creating a digital wallet that makes transactions easier. It allows users to pay online with a Visa or other credit card using a user name and password instead of entering a 16-digit card number and their address. is available online and on mobile and will roll out to in-store point of sale next year.

Visa is relying on banking partners to help sell to their 50 million customers. It has signed up deals with PNC and U.S. Bank along with about 50 other smaller banks, who will offer directly to their customers. Some…

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