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Signicat is ready for the new BankID App. Are you?

Norwegian BankID is launching a new app for faster and more secure login. Signicat customers will be supported from day one – learn how.


  • New BankID App

    The new app makes using BankID even easier and more secure.

  • New ID level

    BankID is launching a new level of BankID: BankID Biometric.

  • You're futureproofed

    Signicat will support the new BankID app from day one.

Goodbye code chip. Hello BankID App!

With the launch of the new BankID app, users are able to log in faster without compromising on security. Many Norwegian banks are already offering the app and more are following.

The app replaces the need for a code generator (“kodebrikke”) and provides easy access by using PIN, fingerprint or face recognition – plus enhanced security and fraud protection.

Signicat already offers built-in support for the BankID app – our customers and their end-users can trust that we have what they need from day one.

More than 1.500.000 Norwegians are estimated to use the BankID app by the end of 2022.


BankID Mobile gradually phased out

BankID on mobile is gradually being phased out and will be decommissioned during 2023. It will be replaced by the BankID app.

This will provide a better user experience than today's solution, where the mobile BankID is stored on a specific SIM card.

End-users without smart phones or who do not want to use the app will still be able to use the code generator.

BankID Biometrics – New ID level

BankID Biometrics will be launched in Q3 2022 and will only be available through the BankID app. This BankID is at identity level substantial (“betydelig”), which is the second highest level defined.

BankID Biometrics will be applicable to an estimated 95 % of the use cases. Thumb, face or PIN will be the most common way of logging in.

Most companies and end-users will use BankID Biometrics for a majority of their authentication, such as logging in to services and for online payment authentication, including card transactions using 3D-Secure.

Signicat already has all functionality in place for BankID Biometrics and all customers will be guided through the transition.

Existing ID level renamed to BankID High

The existing BankID will be renamed to BankID High ("BankID Høy") and will remain technically unchanged. It will offer the highest identity assurance level.

  • BankID High level will mainly be required for:

    • First-time onboarding to financial services
    • BankID signing
    • Most health services
    • Money transfer above limits defined by the Norwegian AML legislation
    • Suspicion of money laundering or terrorist financing
  • The end-user will not have to bother about what ID level to use and when. In fact, in most cases, they will not be aware of the fact that they are using one or the other.

    The BankID app will handle both identity levels and choose the appropriate one.

    Should BankID High be required, the app will automatically handle that and require a password.

Sign with BankID biometrics

Be sure of who signed and when, everytime. We bundle electronic signtures with identity verification.

  • Legally bindning signatures, validated with BankID Biometrics.

  • Get Advanced Electronic Signatures (AES), in accordance with EU eIDAS specifications.

  • Documents/agreements are digitally signed by Signicat, stored in XadES/PAdES format and valid over long periods of time.