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Benefit partners with Beyon Connect to establish a digital signing service in Bahrain

AdobeStock 235464183Benefit and Beyon Connect have signed an agreement to provide Qualified Electronic Signature (QES) services in Bahrain via the ‘OneID’ digital ID and ‘OneBox’ digital postbox solutions

Benefit, one of Bahrain’s leading regional players in electronic financial transactions, is known to offer trusted and innovative financial and information solutions that are designed to make life easier, smarter, and more efficient for businesses and consumers.

By combining the trusted solutions and capabilities of both organisations, the way the residents of Bahrain will sign documents will be transformed, not only ensuring compliance, but also providing a seamless digital user experience through the use of cutting edge OneID and OneBox technologies.

OneBox will enable secure communication, transmission, and storage of the signed documents in one safe, convenient, and trusted digital space. Customers will have access to the new digital services around the clock reducing the need to visit physical locations in person.

OneID, which is available as a mobile application for both iOS and Android, enables individuals to register a unique and highly secure digital identity, to interact securely with digital services. It allows onboarding through a simple and secure e-KYC process supporting passport and national ID cards with facial recognition and liveness check.

Benefit will extend their Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) to integrate into the innovative OneID digital identity and OneBox digital postbox solutions and services delivered by Beyon Connect to reduce the need for manual signing of documents, applications, and official paperwork. PKI enables a user to electronically sign a document and prove its from a legitimate source.  

Both companies said they are committed to offer cutting edge, highly secure, and simplified digital experiences to businesses, organisations and individuals within Bahrain which can be applied across multiple industries and sectors. The focus on ‘digital-first’ solutions is the product of a shared ambition to deliver trusted technology that simplifies the electronic signing and payment processes, increasing efficiencies through automation and lowering operating costs.

Abdulwahed AlJanahi, CEO at Benefit, said, “We are pleased to join hands with Beyon Connect to offer our customers new innovative services by integrating Benefit’s trusted certificates into OneID and OneBox solutions. Trusted digital signing will support the changing needs of businesses, institutions and individuals in the evolving digital economy. We are committed to support the Central Bank of Bahrain’s ongoing initiatives in driving safe and compliant financial digital transformation within the Kingdom.”

“We are proud to collaborate with Benefit, a trusted and respected Bahrain finance and technology partner, to deliver additional value and powerful extended use cases to OneID and OneBox. Our highly secure digital ID and communication platform is built on transparency, privacy, and trust, so we see real synergy with the value and technologies Benefit brings to the table,” said Christian Rasmussen, CEO of Beyon Connect.

“It is important to note that both organisations have a clear focus on sustainability, with care for the environment being high on the agenda, in line with the UN sustainability goals. The sustainability enabling technologies that we are implementing will contribute to these goals through reducing paper usage significantly,” he added.

Beyon Connect, which launched in January, is a subsidiary of Batelco and is focused on delivering new technologies with great innovation potential, Software-as-a-Service platforms, and advanced IT solutions to both the public and private sectors in the MENA region.

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