Starting today, customers can issue Mobile BankID in FOREX Bank. The bank is since earlier using BankID for its mobile and internet banking services including Swish. Thus, FOREX Bank becomes one of eleven banks that issue BankID. The other banks are Danske Bank, Handelsbanken, ICA Bank, Länsförsäkringar Bank, Nordea, SEB, Skandia, Sparbanken Syd, Swedbank and Ålandsbanken.
BankID is held by 8 million individuals who are expected to use the service 4 billion times in 2019.
The BankID service now supports QR codes. This is the most recent step for further enhancement of the security in Mobile BankID. By scanning a QR code with the BankID app, the user can confirm the proximity between e.g. a computer and a mobile phone.
In practice this means that the security is increased when authenticating or signing with a Mobile BankID for a service presented on a different channel e.g. a PC.
On 20 June 2018, Finansiell ID-Teknik BID AB with BankID joined the “Valfrihetssystem 2018 E-legitimering” of the Swedish E-identification Board. This means that the provision of e-identification through BankID now is secured in the public sector’s digital services. Authorities and municipalities can now easily submit a notification of interest and join the “Valfrihetssystem 2018 E-legitimering”, thus gaining access to BankID.