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.
Former chairman of the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) John Laker will now head the BFO, an initiative that encourages individuals working in the financial services industry to sign an ethics code. Clare Payne comments "We are seeing the rise of discussion about ethics and culture in finance. Increasingly we are seeing regulators talk about culture. And it's the culture of the organisations and of the industry that matters. That is what needs to be addressed."

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