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.
National Australia Bank chairman Ken Henry wants boards to take more responsibility for the ethical behaviour of their companies' employees, protect whistleblowers and their customers more and accept media criticism. Dr Henry looks at The Banking and Finance Oath (BFO) and how it can make a difference.

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