E-id as a bank service has been in place for soon 20-years in Finland and it serves especially well the public sector where strong e-id is often needed - but with low usage intensity. This means that a separate tool is both expensive and difficult to remember
Several other countries have taken the same route. But most have not - yet. Why is this self-evident costefficient shortcut to fast take-up of e-government so difficult? It is of course not a big business case for banks - but there should be a sense of responsibility.
Or is it so that the public sector opposes private sector services? For very expensive ideological reasons?
Now is the time to speed up the e-society development and take the bold steps needed.