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.

BFO in the News

Media Release

Industry leaders join The BFO board to confirm importance of The BFO initiative.

30 October 2015

The Banking and Finance Oath (BFO) has announced that four high profile industry leaders have joined The BFO Board, indicating how seriously this initiative is being taken.

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Media Release

BFO board says behaviour of financial planners comes down to ethics

2 March 2015

Beyond compliance: CEO of ANZ and BFO director Phil Chronican, sees that a voluntary ethical framework will help sustain the banking and finance industry in the long term.

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Media Release

BFO response to FSI Report

8 December 2014

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Media Release

BFO Statement - Whistle-blowers

8 July 2014

Establishing ethical foundations: The Banking and Finance Oath reaches beyond the regulatory environment in identifying the importance of whistle-blowers, whilst offering a supporting role.

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