With the “Bankident PostFinance” solution, advanced and qualified electronic signatures can be created in accordance with the “Federal Act on Electronic Signatures” (ESigA). Creating a qualified electronic signature is only possible for customers who already have a PostFinance account.
To create a qualified signature using “Bankident PostFinance”, several preconditions must be fulfilled. Customers must be identified at a Swiss Post branch or PostFinance branch with a passport or identity card, which permits entry to Switzerland from an EU or EFTA country. The customer must also use e-finance and the PostFinance App, including the push notifications function. If the customer does not fulfil certain criteria, our partner who creates the electronic signature, Swisscom Trust Services AG, cannot issue a certificate, and the customer must use an alternative identification method. In these cases, a qualified electronic signature cannot be issued and “Bankident PostFinance” does not work.