Bank identification to sign with QES

To carry out identity verification via your online banking, you need an account at a bank in Germany. The identification is a one-time thing and only takes a few minutes.

Note: You need an account at a bank in Germany to get identified via online banking.

The bank identification is carried out in cooperation with our partners Klarna and Swisscom and is available to you 7 days a week around the clock. All you need is an account with online banking at a bank in Germany. You can find the list of banks that do not support identification here.

This is how it works:

  • Start identification at
  • Get identified via your online banking
  • Accept Terms of use via SMS
  • That's it! Signing with QES is activated.

Have your online banking access details ready before you get started.

  • Log in to your Skribble account
  • Click on Profile at the bottom left
  • Go to Signature standards
  • Click on Increase
  • Enter your mobile phone number
  • Click on Increase to maximum
  • Select European Union
  • Then click on Online Banking
  • Before you start the identification, make sure that your personal details match the details in your bank account. This is important for successful identification.
  • We'll take you to our partner Klarna for identification
    • To confirm that the bank account really belongs to you, you have to transfer EUR 0.10 to Klarna. Don't worry, the amount will be refunded to you within a few days.
    • To sign with Skribble, you must accept the terms of use via SMS. To do this, follow the instructions on your mobile phone. 
  • After successful identification, signing with the qualified electronic signature (QES) will be activated.