Funding support

funding support from industry

As an independent initiative, The BFO relies on signatory fees and donations from individuals and financial institutions that recognise the important and unique role of this Australian initiative.

The Governor of the RBA and the Chairs of APRA and ASIC are signatories, and have supported The BFO to emerge as an independent initiative that complements the role of their organisations. Signatories to The BFO include industry leaders from retail banks and investment banks, wealth and fund managers, the superannuation and advisory sectors, as well as industry associations.

Funding support from organisations enables the operation of a small secretariat. In addition to managing The BFO's main programs, the secretariat has as its main focus a range of initiatives to drive the signatory base, industry awareness, and strategic partnerships. A particular area of attention will be positioning The BFO as part of any professional accreditation initiatives in the financial services industry.

Funding support helps The BFO continually improve and raise awareness of ethical standards in financial services in Australia and we are grateful to the following organisations for their generous commitment to this important ethics initiative.

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MetLife logo.

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funding support from individuals

Given the scope of the banking and finance industry, a credible industry initiative helps ensure its commitment to ethics is upheld. If you would like to support The BFO as an individual to ensure we can continue to run in the best interests of its signatories and the community as a whole, donations are appreciated and will be invested back into the development and awareness of the initiative. If you would like to make a donation, please visit our PayPal page by clicking the "Donate" button below.

The BFO thanks you for your support.

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.