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.

Cris Parker, director and head of The Banking & Finance Oath, says that some employees in the financial services sector are feeling immense pressure as they transition into a new post-Hayne world to not make the same mistakes that have been made in the past.

"I spoke to someone last week who was in tears," she says.

"We need to make sure that employees are treated with dignity in this transition, because they are your best asset."

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