A combination of major Belgian banks and network operators have developed a new identification service: itsme.
itsme provides every Belgian citizen with a unique, secure mobile identity. The itsme app offers everyone with a Belgian eID one online identification method for all digital transactions; from logging in and creating an account to confirming payments online.
By implementing itsme as an identification method, companies can be sure that the identity of the person who wants to register, log in or confirm a transaction has been verified.
itsme makes it easy for Belgian residents to identify online.
Those who use itsme for the first time must link the app to a bank card from ING, KBC, BNP Paribas Fortis or Belfius. From that moment on, the itsme app works as two-factor authentication.
If the itsme logo is displayed on a website on smartphone or PC, a consumer can enter their mobile phone number to identify. The app on their phone gives an alert in which they can see which information the site requests. To confirm this request they type their personal five-digit PIN code.