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Pcfinancial bank is run by unknown

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When I look at the certificate for the Canadian bank Presidents Choice financial, the certificate say "run by unknown" this should not ever occur as this is a bank. I will enclose a screen shot.

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https://www.txn.banking.pcfinancial.ca/a/authentication/preSignOn.ams?referid=loginBox_banking_go

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_6_8) AppleWebKit/534.57.2 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1.7 Safari/534.57.2

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Why would this occur for a bank? Another bank I tried had fully qualified green certificate. PCfinancial is blue certificate.

cor-el
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That is because the site uses a basic "Domain Validation SSL Certificate" (DV) certificate. Such a certificate can't be verified.
Only an "Extended Validation SSL Certificate" (EV) certificate that shows as green in Firefox can be verified and validated securely on the server of the issuer.