Over 2.5 million people declared with BankID this year , an increase of almost 25% compared to last year. The greatest increase was with Mobile BankID, which more than doubled. A total of 5.3 million people declared electronically, i.e. using e-ID (the overwhelming majority BankID), security code, phone, or SMS.
Last week Nordea started to issue BankID on card, hereby completing its current range of BankID on file and Mobile BankID. The issuing of Nordea eID on file ended last year. Remaining Nordea eID has been transferred to the BankID production environment and will be supported until they expire or become blocked for other reasons. Simply expressed, one can say that a valid Nordea e-ID on card or file was converted to Bank ID - without the customer being affected.
Authorities, businesses and organisations have been able since 2012 to adjust their services to handle Nordeas eID through the same authentication option as BankID, in order to make the transition to the BankID infrastructure as smooth as possible. Once this is achieved the specific Nordea authentication option can be removed.
Starting today, ICA Banken starts to issue Mobile BankID to its customers and at the same time opens for authentication and signing with BankID in its internet bank.
Earlier this year ICA Banken decided to join the BankID cooperation, that now includes 12 banks.
“We are happy to offer the Mobile BankID service, that has been requested by our customers for some time. With Mobile BankID in place we widen our level and range of services further for our customers. With the amazing development of the use of Mobile BankID”, this becomes an important part of our offer within ICA Banken, says Jan Forsell, Business Development at ICA Banken.
Current issuers of BankID (file, card and Mobile) include Danske Bank, Handelsbanken, Ikano Bank, LF Bank, Nordea, SEB, Skandiabanken, Swedbank, Sparbanken Syd, Sparbanken Öresund and Ålandsbanken. The use of Mobile BankID is increasing rapidly and is now dominating in most mobile and internet banks, and in a wide variety of other services that demand the use of eID. During 2014, half a billion transactions is expected to be performed with BankID and approximately 6 million individuals in Sweden will possess one or more BankID.