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.

Young Ambassador Program 

The Banking and Finance Oath (The BFO) will soon be announcing the successful participants of its 2019 Young Ambassador Program - a Program that encourages and supports students and graduates to adopt a strong ethical foundation as they begin their careers in the banking and finance industry. 

In recognition of the fact that the students of today are the future leaders of the industry The BFO Board, Chaired by John F. Laker (former Chairman of APRA) and The BFO Policy Council, Chaired by Simon McKeon wish to create a closer alliance with universities and students.  

Against the backdrop of The Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services, there is an opportunity for individuals with strong ethical principles and integrity to assert themselves, reflect on what they want to stand for as a future leader, and consider how they can contribute to the betterment of the industry going forward.


Highlights from 2017/2018 presentation Ready to watch now

In October 2017 the Ambassadors were announced at a ceremony conducted by Deputy Governor of The Reserve Bank, Guy Debell (pictured, centre). Industry leaders attended the event and the Ambassadors were recognised for the contributions they make to the industry.

The Young Ambassadors for 2017/2018 


Sam Batchelor

Through his active participation with student leadership and volunteering opportunities, Sam believes that you have to be the change you want to see in the world. He hopes that this opportunity will provide him with the framework to do so and assist in creating a financial culture that promotes a sustainable future. 

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Michael Wang

Michael has high regard for ethical behaviours in business as he feels any deviation from such behaviour can have great implications. Michael's main motivation to join BFO as a student ambassador is to develop more critical thought about how to better shape his own actions and behaviour in alignment with the Oath, and then have the capacity to guide others in a same light.

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