The seven new markets are: Argentina, Chile, China, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, and South Africa. And the remaining six territories are: Brazil, Colombia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, and United Arab Emirates.
Financial services giant Visa has revealed that its Checkout digital payments service will launch in 13 new markets this year, adding to its existing markets in the U.S., Canada, and Australia. Today’s news comes a little over six months after Visa Checkout first launched, offering a PayPal-style online service designed to enable payments in just a few clicks, with consumers entering their shipping and payment details just once. Launch partners included Pizza Hut, United Airlines, and Staples. Sam Shrauger, senior vice president of digital solutions at Visa, said the gradual rollout constituted part of the company’s plans to build on the “positive momentum” garnered so far, and it’s now “aggressively” taking the service into new markets in 2015, according to the press release.