The first Norwegian customers were issued a BankID in 2004. At that time, the Norwegian banking sector had been working for four years on developing a joint infrastructure. Today 4.3 million Norwegians have a BankID. BankID is used by all the country‚Äôs banks, public digital services and an increasing number of enterprises in a wide range of sectors. 


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The history. So far.

Electronic identification using BankID meets the official requirements that apply to identity verification and binding electronic signature. BankID is used by all the banks in Norway and can be used by all organisations and enterprises that are looking for secure and simple identification online.

Work on developing BankID as a joint infrastructure started in 2000, and the first customers got BankID in 2004. In 2014, BankID Norway AS was established. In 2018 BankID merged with Vipps and BankAxept in order to improve product offering and prepare for competition against global tech firms

Your digital ID

You. Digitally. BankID is a personal and simple electronic ID for secure identification. In the physical world, you can use your passport, driving licence or bank card to verify your identity. In the electronic world, you can use BankID.

Your digital signature

Simple. Secure. BankID is a simple electronic ID for secure signing online. In the physical world, you use a ballpoint pen to sign a contract. In the electronic world, you can use BankID to sign documents and notifications online.


  • 14.11.2022 kl. 16.14 Stay protected against BankID fraud by following these advises

    When BankID communicates with the public and makes changes to its products and services, there is always someone who tries to take advantage of it. For example, have you ever received an SMS telling you to open a link because your BankID has allegedly been blocked? Well, such inquiries are attempts at fraud and something you must be aware of.

  • 12.09.2022 kl. 13.41 A record number of people have downloaded the BankID App

    Many have now learned that BankID on mobile will be phased out in favor of the new BankID app. At the same time, many still wonder how to actually get started and which app to use. In this article we answer the most frequently asked questions related to the transition.

  • 20.07.2022 kl. 11.23 Get started with the new app

    BankID on mobile will soon be replaced. Bet going with the app.

Do you want BankID on your website?

If you would like to use BankID in your business processes, please read more about the service and how to get started.