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 BFO seeks to support a network of like-minded individuals that represent and uphold the principles of The Oath.
The Like-Minded Lunch Series is an opportunity for individuals that have been recognised by their organisation for displaying leadership, ethics and good decision-making.
Whilst The BFO is an initiative for individuals we recognise the importance of other organisations that also work to promote and uphold the principles of The Oath.
Like-Minded.Org recognises not-for-profit organisations and associations working with or affiliated with the banking and finance industry that have a shared focus on building the ethics, integrity and trust of the sector.