From Citizen's bank login page:
Should my browser address bar have a "green" indicator when I use Online Banking?
Yes. As an added measure, Online Banking gives you the capability to easily verify that you are on the authentic Citizens Bank website and not on a fake site created by fraudsters. Just look for the green bar (or some variation of it) in your browser address. The green bar should remind you that "green is good" and that our website has passed a sophisticated authentication process, letting you know you are good to go.
This seems heavily overstated to me. Isn't it trivial to get an HTTPS certificate? If so, is this just terrible advice, or am I missing something and is this in fact good advice?
(Do all browsers show the name of the entity that the certificate is issued to? If so, could the advice be amended to say "look for the name Citizen's Bank" in the green section of the adress bar"?)