Two years of itsme® Sign :
Belgians are increasingly using their smartphones to sign documents
According to figures from the Belgian identity app itsme®, digital signatures got a huge boost in 2020. A whopping 17 times more digital signatures were signed using itsme® Sign than in 2019, the year in which you could first use the app to sign your documents electronically. The Covid-19 pandemic, in particular, has greatly accelerated ‘remote signatures’.
itsme® Sign is a qualified electronic signature and therefore has the same legal value as a handwritten signature. But without all the paperwork: the signature is securely completed, saved, and digitally stored in minutes. No prior knowledge is required to sign electronically, either: the feature is automatically available to each of the 2.8 million users of the itsme® app. That app is designed to be so secure and user-friendly that you only need your smartphone (and your personal code) to sign. Compared to the eID, you don’t even have to install additional software on your computer or search for a card reader. Digital signing with itsme® operates at the highest security level and is recognized in every European member state. Over 95,000 Belgians have already used itsme® to sign their documents. You can already sign many types of documents with itsme® Sign: a rental contract (already possible with ImmoWeb Docs), an employment contract, a loan from your bank, an insurance policy, annual reports from your accountant, business contracts, and so on.