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Identification options

Open your current account in just 5 minutes.

Identification options

Open your current account in just 5 minutes.

eID identification

eID - quick and easy

You can open your account from anywhere you like. You are identified by using your identity card and related PIN. Just like doing a card payment.

The requirements for a quick eID identification are manageable:

  • Identity card with related PIN (actually supported documents are german ID card with activated online function, residence permit for non europeans oder ID-Card for europeans)
  • Mobile phone with
    - an NFC-chip (most modern smartphones are having one integrated)
    - stable Internet connection (e.g. WiFi or LTE connection)
    - Authada app (only iOS and Android). Before the start of the legitimation process you will get the possibility to download the app and further information about the app
    - the possibility to receive a text message (SMS)

The identification process takes place via protected Internet connection with our partner S Markt & Mehrwert GmbH & Co. KG to the strict guidelines of data protection. No chat software is required.

The procedure for eID is simple

  • Complete the online application for the current account .
  • Click on the link "to identification" on the confirmation page. 
  • You will receive a confirmation e-mail immediately.
  • You are now on the pages of our partner S Markt & Mehrwert GmbH & Co. KG. Here you can carry out the legitimation at any time (24/7).
  • Choose the identification process via eID and confirm you are having one of the above listed identity card issued by a german institution
  • Download the Authada app. 
  • Open the app on your smartphone and start the identification with your QR-Code. Note the QR-Code will be found on the home page.
  • The app guide you easily and securely through this process.
  • At the end of the identification process, please enter the release code you received by SMS. 
  • After that finally check your personal information on the homepage.

eID identification 

You can check the quick and easy procedure here.

Next steps:

In a few days you will receive the current account agreement with your account number, the access details for your online banking and your Sparkassen-Card separately by mail.

You can also carry out the identification process separately from the online opening of your current account. Use the direct link from your confirmation e-mail.

Next steps:

In a few days you will receive the current account agreement with your account number, the access details for your online banking and your Sparkassen-Card separately by mail.

You can also carry out the identification process separately from the online opening of your current account. Use the direct link from your confirmation e-mail.

video identification

video identification - quick and easy

You can open your account from anywhere you like. You are identified face to face. Just like going to a branch. Just by video.

The requirements for a quick video identification are manageable:

  • Identity card or passport
  • mobile device (smartphone, tablet e.g.) with
    - camera with good resolution
    - stable Internet connection (e.g. WiFi or LTE)
    - IDnow app (only iOS and Android). Before the start of the legitimation process you will get the possibility to download the app and further information about the app
    - the possibility to receive a text message (SMS)

The video identification takes place via  protected Internet connection with our partner S-Markt & Mehrwert GmbH & Co. KG according to the strict guidelines of data protection. 

The procedure for video identification is simple

  • You will usually receive an invitation to legitimation from us by e-mail.
  • In this e-mail you will find a link to the legitimation process of our partner S-Markt & Mehrwert GmbH & Co. KG. Here you can carry out the legitimation at any time (24/7).
  • Here you can choose between video legitimation or eID / eAT. The further description refers to the video legitimation.
  • Please add any missing information on the next page and confirm the completeness and the terms and conditions.
  • After the confirmation you will see on the next page a process number from IDnow GmbH, which is a technical partner of S-Markt & Mehrwert GmbH & Co. KG. and provides the software for the authentication process.
  • Download the IDnow app and start the process by entering the IDnow process number.
  • You will now be connected with an employee of S-Markt & Mehrwert GmbH & Co. KG., which guides you easily and safely through the process.
  • At the end of the process you have to enter an SMS for verification.
  • After that the process is completed.

video identification

You can check the quick and easy procedure here.

Next steps:

In a few days you will receive the current account agreement with your account number, the access details for your online banking and your Sparkassen-Card separately by mail.

You can also carry out the video identification separately from the online opening of your current account. Use the direct link from your confirmation e-mail.

Next steps:

In a few days you will receive the current account agreement with your account number, the access details for your online banking and your Sparkassen-Card separately by mail.

You can also carry out the video identification separately from the online opening of your current account. Use the direct link from your confirmation e-mail.

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