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The BFSO's Cris Parker takes her idea to the House

05 Oct 18
by Cris Parker
The BFSO’s Cris Parker took her idea of 'It’s time to start believing in the inherent good of our financial services sector' to the TedXSydney stage at the Opera House recently, when she was selected out of 180 submissions to be one of 20 finalists to pitch her idea ahead of the 2019 event.

Would having all financial professionals take the Banking and Financial Services Oath be an antidote to the ethical problems uncovered in the Banking Royal Commission?

05 Oct 18
by Simon Russell
In this article, Simon Russell of Behavioural Finance Australia looks at ways individuals can translate The Banking and Financial Services Oath in to practical terms for themselves, and their teams.


08 Oct 18
It may seem outdated to refer to the GFC but it seems at least, some of the issues remain. After the GFC it was believed the industries’ deficiencies could only be corrected by increased regulation and surveillance. However, there were opinions at the time that ethical failure had played a part in the crisis, rather than a lack of regulation.

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.