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.
Justin O'Brien, Professor of Financial Regulation, Australian Centre for Financial Studies, Monash Business School, Monash University explores the challenges of rebuilding trust. He recognises that tools such as the ABA's code of conduct that are being designed to function as a guidline and commitment to a certain type of behaviour, are only flaming the distrust unless they are firmly anchored into a broader social purpose.

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