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.

Signatory form

By committing to The Banking and Finance Oath, signatories are affirming that they respect the position of trust society affords them.

If you work in the banking and finance industry and The Banking and Finance Oath resonates with you, we encourage you to become a signatory. You will be joining your peers and industry leaders in an initiative that aims to increase the consideration of stakeholders and bring more accountability to decision-making across the industry.

Signatory fee
There is a minimum annual signatory fee of AUD$20. The amount has been set at a modest level so as not to be a financial burden on signatories. If you opt to pay more for your signatory fee you will be contributing to funds that provide services and programs that benefit all signatories.

The BFO is like a passport, it’s a commitment that stays with you irrespective of where or who you work with in financial services. In order to maintain your signatory and visibility on The BFO website, we encourage you to sign up once you receive your expiry email. 

We will send relevant quarterly updates that encourage reflection on the commitment that you’ve made to maintaining high ethical standards in the financial services industry.


Pledge your commitment

To commit to The Banking and Finance Oath, you must tick each commitment. We also ask that you take some time to think about what each commitment represents.

By committing to The Oath, your name and joining date may be published on the signatories list on this website. (View our privacy policy.)

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