Biometric e-signature services from Yoti adopted, Syngrafii upgraded, and SiNERIX rebranded

Biometric e-signature services from Yoti adopted, Syngrafii upgraded, and SiNERIX rebranded

E-signature services connected to biometric processes are in increased demand due to lockdowns around the world. Yoti has announced a new client, Syngrafii has launched a platform update, and SiNERIX is rebranding as VirtualSignature to reflect a new emphasis on e-signatures.

Yoti is providing its biometrics-backed e-signature service to a charity assisting homeless people in the North Somerset area of England.

According to a LinkedIn post from Yoti Sales Executive John Mathews, local organization KeySteps will use Yoti Sign to support its program for providing a bond to cover rent deposits for people transitioning to stable housing. The e-signature capability helps to simplify the document signing process and reduce paper usage, according to the post.

As a B-corp, Yoti Sign provides its service to charity clients at a 50 percent discount.

Yoti Sign utilizes biometric verification and cryptographic signatures, and is compliant with ISO 27001 and SOC2, eIDAS, ESIGN Act and UETA standards and regulations.

Syngrafii upgrades biometric signature platform

Syngrafii, which specializes in converting biometric ink signatures into electronic documents, has updated its platform and added support for Spanish language processes.

The new Syngrafii eSignature and Video Signing Room (VSR) platform 2.1 features technical upgrades and improved operational features, as well as a Spanish language option to reach new markets. The VSR service preserves the biometric protection of a traditional signature, while mitigating the risk of fraud, the company says.

Syngrafii CEO and Founder Matthew Gibson states that “access to be able to service customers in Spanish is a major step forward for Syngrafii. There are exciting changes in remote signing and video signing taking place in Spain and Syngrafii will now be able to work with 400,000 Spanish speaking Canadians, 41 Million Spanish speaking Americans, 47 Million Spaniards and globally 572 Million Spanish speakers.”

The company’s technology is compliant with relevant laws and regulations for swearing commissioning, and notarizing, according to the announcement, and has been adopted by banking, legal, auto finance, and government clients in Canada, the U.S., and the EMEA region.

Syngrafii’s Video Signing Room, iinked Paper (e-signatures) and LongPen offerings are protected by more than 45 granted and pending patents.

SiNERIX pivots to e-signature focus and rebrands

Digital identity and e-signature company SiNERIX is pivoting to focus on electronic signatures, and rebranding as VirtualSignature to reflect the change, Legal Futures reports.

The shift comes with a new VirtualSignature platform, designed to make online customer experiences smoother for law firms, conveyancing, estate agents and accountants with efficient onboarding. The new platform introduces VirtualWitnessing, digital deed signing and embedded e-signature blocks. The latter was developed for a law firm to enable all necessary documents to be electronically signed without leaving its website. The application also allows up to twenty signatures to be captured in one session.

VirtualSignature uses ID document and biometric facial verification to ensure the right person is signing documents.

The company notes in the announcement that the UK’s Law Society advises modified processes be applied to signing deeds in order to comply with COVID-19 public health restrictions.

“People have become accustomed to using digital services to work from home during the COVID-19 lockdown and they now want to complete other transactions without having to travel. There is no longer a reason to delay transactions if people cannot be physically present to sign and witness legal documents,” SiNERIX CEO and Co-founder David Kern points out. “VirtualWitnessing is a product for our times.”

The VirtualWitnessing and Sign and Seal applications provided by VirtualSignature are currently being trialled by a number of local UK councils.

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