Frequently Asked Questions
Can conveyancers use eSignatures?
Digital signatures can be used by conveyancers and were enabled for land transcations in Section 91 of the Land Registration Act 2002. eSignatures are widely used through the legal system and are considered the equivalent of a “wet-signature.” There are varying degrees of confidence, as set in the eIDAS regulations, but Article 25(1) of the eIDAS Regulation also states that an electronic signature shall not be denied legal effect and admissibility as evidence in legal proceedings solely on the grounds that it is in an electronic form or that it does not meet the requirements for qualified electronic signatures. For further guidance on the the adoption of eSignatures within the legal system see the Law Society practice note here https://www.lawsociety.org.uk/topics/business-management/execution-of-a-document-using-and-electronic-signature
Does my customer need to create an account with Credas to use your eSign software?
Your customer does not need to register with Credas or create an account in order to use our eSign software. Your client can either sign a document by downloading our mobile app or through our online portal. After sending an invite, your client will receive an email with a unique reg code that will grant them access to the document that requires their signature.
How much do you charge per eSign?
We do not offer eSign as a standalone product. Instead it is an additional module within our identity verification platform. Depending on the package you choose, an individual eSign can be as little as 3p per document.
What is an advanced eSignature?
Government regulation defines three types of electronic signatures: Simple eSignatures, Advanced eSignatures (EAS), and Qualified eSignatures (QES). An advanced electronic signature shall meet the following requirements:
(a) it is uniquely linked to the signatory;
(b) it is capable of identifying the signatory;
(c) it is created using electronic signature creation data that the signatory can, with a high level of confidence, use under his sole control; and
(d) it is linked to the data signed therewith in such a way that any subsequent change in the data is detectable.
Are Credas eIDAS certified?
Credas are certified against the government’s Digital Identity and Trust Attributes Framework as Identity Service Provider not the UK eIDAS.