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 that 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 signature providers who generate the electronic signature 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.