Take the Oath

By committing to The Banking and Finance Oath, signatories are affirming that they respect the position of trust society affords them.

If you work in the banking and finance industry and The Banking and Finance Oath resonates with you, we encourage you to become a signatory. You will be joining your peers and industry leaders in an initiative that aims to increase the consideration of stakeholders and bring more accountability to decision-making across the industry.

Signatory Fee

There is a minimum annual signatory fee of AUD$20. The amount has been set at a modest level so as not to be a financial burden on signatories. If you opt to pay more for your signatory fee you will be contributing to funds that provide services and programs that benefit all signatories.

The BFO is like a passport, it’s a commitment that stays with you irrespective of where or who you work with in financial services. In order to maintain your signatory and visibility on The BFO website, we encourage you to sign up once you receive your expiry email.

We will send relevant quarterly updates that encourage reflection on the commitment that you’ve made to maintaining high ethical standards in the financial services industry.

New Signatories

Fill out the form below and you will be directed to a secure payment form.

You can take the oath for one, three or five years. Students can take the oath for a reduced fee.

Already a Signatory?

The Oath should be renewed annually. We'll send you an email reminder at the right time, and you can login to the website to confirm your continuing commitment.

Login here to renew your Oath if you are an existing signatory.

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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.