Even under martial law, Ukrainian citizens continue to get secure access through the NBU BankID to the online services provided by state authorities, nongovernmental organizations, banks, and other commercial institutions. More than 99.7% of citizens who have accounts in Ukrainian banks can remotely access services through the NBU BankID System.
In Q1 2022 alone, over 10.9 million of successful electronic identifications were conducted trough the NBU BankID, 2.5 times as much as in the same period in 2021.
“The NBU BankID System’s stable operation is very important for our households during the period of martial law, since it guarantees free and round-the-clock access to state and financial services,” said Olha Vasylieva, Deputy Director of the Payment Systems and Innovations Department.
She added that the NBU BankID System is currently the most widely used way to perform remote identification and verification for the state and banking services. In particular, the state agencies use the NBU BankID System to identify people in the Diia mobile app, as well as provide financial aid as part of the ePidtrymka program. Banks use BankID to provide services of remote account opening for people that are unable to visit a bank office on the account of forced displacement or the bank’s inability to service customers in person during the war.
As of 1 April 2022, the NBU BankID System accounted for 40 identifying banks and 101 subscribed service providers. In Q1 2022, seven commercial and two noncommercial subscribed service providers, as well as two identifying subscribers joined the system: CLEARING HOUSE JSB and UNEX BANK JSC. In February 2022, INTERNATIONAL RESERVE BANK JSC, with 100% of shares owned by Sberbank of Russia PJSC, was disconnected from the system.