Gemalto to install Valimo mobile ID solution for BankID of Norway

Gemalto, a digital security company, has agreed to support BankID of Norway, the central body for eID, by developing a nationwide system for electronic authentication and legally-binding digital signatures using the Valimo mobile ID solution.

Gemalto, a digital security company, has agreed to support BankID of Norway, the central body for eID, by developing a nationwide system for electronic authentication and legally-binding digital signatures using the Valimo mobile ID solution.

With Mobile ID, the existing BankID online services infrastructure will enhance the banking experience of Norwegian citizens when using mobile phones and mobile devices to access banking or to digitally sign transactions.

For banks and other providers, the arrival of a Mobile ID option for BankID offers all the advantages of a unified and readily available route to market for secure mobile services. Valimo’s Mobile ID solution has a straightforward registration process that can be completed in minutes.

Gemalto senior vice president of Valimo Tomi Soininen, said that the project is the very first nationwide Mobile ID solution for online banking, with over 120 financial institutions connected to the system.

"With our support, BankID is ultimately looking to reach all three million Norwegians currently using online banking services, and attract more service providers keen to meet rapidly growing demand for access to secure services from mobile devices," added Soininen.

The mobile BankID service has been adopted by over 270 service providers in Norway and works across all networks and phone types.