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Your Security Online


We work hard to protect your confidential information and privacy when dealing with us online.


Secure browsing experience


Extended Validation (EV) SSL Certificate


BMO is committed to keeping your information secure, and that requires us to continuously employ the latest security software to our sites. Our websites have been upgraded with extended validation (EV) SSL Certificates. EV SSL Certificates add another layer of protection for you while also providing a visual indicator to help identify our sites as legitimate. The web address appears green when using current browsers.


If you're using Internet Explorer 7 or Firefox 3.0.4 (or later versions), you will notice the following:


All or part of the URL address bar will turn green if you are on the legitimate BMO site, and will turn red and display a warning message if you are on a fraudulent site. (See Figure 1)


A gold padlock icon (indicating that you are on a secure site) will appear in the top right corner of the URL address toolbar (for Internet Explorer 7), and in the bottom right corner (for Firefox). (See Figure 1)


If you are not using the browsers listed above, you will not see the updated green address bar — however, your online session with us is just as secure as it has always been. To ensure you are using a legitimate BMO website, you can check for the following:



A URL that starts with "https"; the "s" indicating that the site is secure and legitimate. (See Figure 2)


A small yellow or gold padlock displayed in the browser window somewhere, also indicating a secure site. The padlock can be double clicked to open a window outlining the certificate details for the site. (See Figure 2)


For more information about Extended Validation SSL Certificates, visit our list of frequently asked questions.


Visit our SECURE email help page.

For further assistance, contact our Hong Kong Office at:

Hong Kong
36th Floor, One Exchange Square
8 Connaught Place, Central
Hong Kong
+852 3716-0990


BMO Financial Group is providing you with the information contained on these Security pages for your personal use only on the understanding that you agree that BMO Financial Group has no liability to you for providing you with this information, whether or not you rely on it. BMO Financial Group does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the information. Links from this Website to other Websites, or references to products, services or publications other than those of BMO Financial Group, do not imply the endorsement or approval of such Websites, products, services or publications by BMO Financial Group.