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.
The question of ethics in banking has been thrown into the spotlight in recent weeks after Opposition Leader Bill Shorten called for a royal commission into the industry, and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull rebuked banks, saying there were "too many troubling incidents". John Laker, Chairman of The BFO exlains the impact The Banking and Finance Oath can have on both the industry and the communities perception.

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