#RegTech / Notarize inks major deal with tech giant Adobe

The startup on Thursday announced a partnership with Adobe, which essentially means that tech giant Adobe is integrating Notarize’s remote online notarization (RON) capability onto Adobe Sign, its e-signature platform.

The partnership, the companies, said, “streamlines and speeds up signing and notarizations.” It will give users the ability “to securely and digitally notarize documents online 24/7.” Notarize will immediately be offered to all Adobe Sign customers, which include the majority of Fortune 100 companies. Customers will be “seamlessly” sent to the Notarize platform and then back into the Adobe Sign interface. A more deeply integrated experience – allowing customers to initiate live online video notarization sessions directly from Adobe Sign– will then be rolled out in early 2021.

The deal is significant in that it makes Adobe even more competitive with rival DocuSign. Notarization has traditionally been viewed as “the last mile” of online fintech transactions, and taken even the most digitally advanced deals – such as real estate, will and trust, banking – offline.