Visa has confirmed its V.me payment service will launch in the UK in the autumn, adding to the slew of new mobile payment options set to arrive by the year's end.
Visa said its V.me service will allow users to store their card details in their digital wallet, allowing them to make online and in-store payments from their phone using Near Field Communication (NFC) services.
Visa will offer the service through its banking partners and can be accessed from a PC, tablet or smartphone via a browser.
The service will also be compatible with non-Visa cards such as MasterCard, American Express and Discover.
Visa announced V.me in November 2011, confirming the company's plan to offer an alternative payment service to other services on the market like PayPal and Google Wallet.
Visa senior vice president Duncan Olby said the firm believes the service will prove popular with both consumers and businesses.
"Consumers want a single way to pay via their PC, tablet or mobile phone. Merchants want a solution for mobile payments and improvements in their checkout conversion," he told V3.
"We believe that there is ample demand for a true multichannel payment solution like V.me, which answers all of these needs."
V.me will follow on from the several new payment options that have already been released to the UK market this year.
Last week O2 announced its Wallet application, which enables users to shop online or to send money via their mobile phone.
Meanwhile, Barclays extended its Pingit payment service, making it available for users that do not have a Barclays account and announcing a PayTag service that can be placed on the back of mobile devices.
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