The Oath

Trust is the foundation of my profession.

I will serve all interests in good faith.
I will compete with honour.
I will pursue my ends with ethical restraint.
I will help create a sustainable future.
I will help create a more just society.
I will speak out against wrongdoing and support others who do the same.
I will accept responsibility for my actions.

In these and all other matters;
My word is my bond.

The Vision


A banking and finance industry that
meets the community’s needs and has its full confidence thereby fulfilling its integral role in society.

Vision

A banking and finance industry that meets the community’s needs and has its full confidence thereby fulfilling its integral role in society.

Overview

The Banking and Finance Oath Limited is an independent not-for-profit organisation whose purpose is to improve our society by raising the moral and ethical standards of the Banking and Finance industry through the implementation of the Banking and Finance Oath (The BFO).

The BFO contains a set of commitments that individuals working in the banking and finance industry might agree to adopt and apply as personal principles in their work. The Oath neither binds nor represents the views of those who employ Signatories - each of whom makes a personal commitment to apply the tenets of the BFO.

We hope that The BFO will resonate with all who work in the banking and finance industry and that they will be inspired to commit themselves to the intent and spirit of each element of The BFO.

In turn we hope The BFO will lead to increased consideration of stakeholders and more accountability for decision-making across the industry and the improvement of the banking and finance industry.

View this film where the Board and Policy Council of The BFO talk about the importance of ethics, integrity and trust.


The Oath

The Oath contains a set of principles which people in the banking and finance industry can adopt in their work.

  • Trust is the foundation of my profession
  • I will serve all interests in good faith
  • I will compete with honour
  • I will pursue my ends with ethical restraint
  • I will create a sustainable future
  • I will help create a more just society
  • I will speak out against wrongdoing and support others who do the same
  • I will accept responsibility for my actions
  • My word is my bond.


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