Providian announced Thursday it is now offering an online shopping service and a digital wallet for its ‘Aria VISA’ web site. The new services are the result of a partnership with San Francisco-based Brodia. Aria’s digital wallet is compatible with over 1000 major Internet merchants. The ‘Aria Personal Shopper’ is an Internet shopping portal that offers a variety of discounts with popular online merchants and allows comparison shopping across the Web. Providian says the Aria website has signed up more than 100,000 accounts in less than six months. According to CardWatch ([www.cardwatch.com]) most of the new accounts are sub-prime accounts with interest rates as high as 23.99%. Brodia also has partnerships with Capital One and Wells Fargo.