Logo - Business Development Bank of Canada - BDC

How BDC protects your business from fraud

Our clients’ online security is important to us. Your personal and financial information is valuable and BDC has the same objective as you: to keep it safe.

We use sound security practices, as well as the most suitable technology to secure our clients’ confidential data.

Here’s how we go about it

Secure technology
  • BDC’s website is protected by using the safest encryption method available on the market. This technology enhances data privacy and prevents loss, misuse or manipulation of information.
  • Communications between your computer’s browser and protected parts of BDC’s website are encrypted using advanced technology (a minimum 128AES-bit SSL encryption). This means that these sessions are secure, preventing a third party from accessing sensitive information.
  • BDC has developed its own Certificate Policy (CP) and Certification Practice Statement (CPS) which represent a certification authority of business practice disclosures. Request for information on BDC’s compliance or any other inquiry associated with CP and CPS.
  • Our security infrastructure is designed to block unauthorized access.
Regular reviews and updates of technology practices
  • Our security practices and technology are reviewed and updated regularly in order to ensure a secure environment for BDC’s business and to protect our clients’ data. Check our Online Privacy Policy for more details.
  • BDC operates in a highly regulated environment and our security measures are audited on an ongoing basis.
  • We monitor traffic to identify, prevent and investigate any suspicious activity.
  • We constantly invest in advanced firewall technology to protect and block, in real time, any attempt to infiltrate BDC’s computers and/or network.
Sound governance and security practices
  • Our employees are trained in information security awareness and in how to handle sensitive information.
  • They are also bound by confidentiality agreements and BDC’s Code of Ethics.

How to securely access BDC’s website

  • Always verify that your browser has established a secure connection. Look for "https:// " in the address bar. Otherwise, do not log in or enter sensitive personal information.
  • Click on the lock symbol to see the BDC website’s security certificate. The resulting window should look like the example below. If it doesn’t, please exit the website.
  • Click "View Certificates" to verify the period of the issued certificate. Look for a valid period.
Your privacy

BDC uses cookies to improve your experience on its website and for advertising purposes, to offer you products or services that are relevant to you. By clicking ῝I understand῎ or by continuing to browse this site, you consent to their use.

To find out more, consult our Policy on confidentiality.