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.
The Banking and Finance Oath supports discussion and exploration.

We particularly enourage signatories to let us know how The Banking and Finance Oath (BFO) has helped facilitate better decision making or been cause for reflection at times when responsive behaviour may have been "doing it the way it's always been done". 

We encourage you to read articles contributed by signatories.

Our executive is Cris Parker and she can be contacted directly at

Cris has worked at The Ethics Centre since 2011 contributing to social impact projects that continue to thrive today. These initiatives seek to place ethics at the centre of public life – as a shared impulse to live in line with values and principles.  

Cris started working for The Banking and Finance Oath early 2014.