The principles of The Banking and Finance Oath (The BFO) complement and reinforce the norms of conduct highlighted by Commissioner Hayne in the Final Report of the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry. In the Report Commissioner Hayne emphasises the need for institutions and staff in the financial services industry to have a clear understanding “of what is ethical, of what is efficient, honest and fair, of what is the 'right' thing to do”.
Through awareness and education The BFO aims to continually improve our society by strengthening the ethical foundation of the financial services industry beyond regulation, compliance and professional standards.
This portal is an effort to provide access for individuals working in the financial services industry to build their knowledge and strengthen their ethical foundation, sharpen their ethical lens and as a result, avoid unthinking practices. The BFO in partnership with other industry associations and universities is proud to be offering access to various training programs, research, reources and case studies.
A solid Ethics Framework offers a clear statement of what an organisation believes in and what standards it applies.
Discussion papers facilitated by The BFO.
Industry and academic resources from various financial institutions and universities.
Best practice case studies from industry on how to embed The BFO within your organisation.