Digital Identity specialist Signicat has partnered with Swisscom Trust Services, to boost its Digital Identity Platform with qualified electronic signature (QES) functionality. “Expanding our platform to cover QES enhances our ability to meet our customer’s needs for secure, regulatory-compliant digital identity services,” Gunnar Nordseth, CEO of Signicat, said. “Swisscom Trust Services has convinced us with its agility and expertise to translate high legal requirements into technology. Our combined joint offerings complement each other and together we enable customers to easily further develop their business models."

Legally binding signature

Signicat can now offer the digital equivalent of a legally binding handwritten signature, meeting the highest level of the EU’s eIDAS standards for electronic signatures. The integration of Swisscom’s qualified electronic signatures ensures that Signicat’s customers benefit from qualified electronic signatures, within a suite of identity verification and authentication systems. Swisscom Trust Services is the only provider that provides a qualified electronic signature in the EU jurisdictions (eIDAS Signature Ordinance) and Switzerland (ZertES Signature Act). It aims to create pan-European digital innovations by providing identity-based services that can run completely digitally without disruption. The signature service allows partners to easily extend their own business solutions with an electronic signature, taking into account industry-specific requirements and compliance regulations. This provides end users with a variety of options that previously had to be done on paper, such as signing contracts, buying insurance, signing an employment contract, applying for a credit card, or sighting acceptance records. - legally compliant and digital. The Signicat platform enables digital trust via a number of sources, from social logins to eIDAS. The solution focuses on usability, providing customers with a frictionless customer experience, while still maintaining appropriate trust levels. Customers identities are verified in a few quick steps which allows businesses to transact efficiently. Headquartered in Trondheim, Norway, Signicat is a pan-European digital identity company with a track record in the world’s most advanced digital identity markets. Its digital identity platform incorporates the most extensive suite of identity verification and authentication systems in the world, all accessible through a single integration point. The platform supports the full identity journey, from recognition and on-boarding, through login and consent, to making business agreements which stand the test of time. Signicat was founded in 2007 and is. "In Signicat, we have found a partner who not only complements our offering, but also shares our vision," commented Marco Schmid, Head of International Expansion Strategy at Swisscom. "Customers today demand a smooth digital customer journey and will not tolerate friction. Together with Signicat, we enable companies to live up to this expectation and thus develop their innovation potential."

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