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Une curiosité hollandaise : le serment du banquier

Une curiosité hollandaise : le serment du banquier

Aux Pays-Bas, les banquiers doivent prêter serment. L'idée qu'un serment puisse dissuader des banquiers d'être imbéciles ou malhonnêtes (ces qualités étant accompagnées en général d'un zeste d'exaltation) est susceptible de faire pousser des soupirs de soulagement dans les chaumières mais représente une démarche démagogique à vrai dire un peu ridicule. On notera que l'Australie a adopté une règle semblable récemment.

Serment hollandais :  

I swear/promise within the limits of my role that I perform at any moment in the banking sector :
- that I will perform my duties with integrity and care;
- that I will carefully consider all the interests involved in company, i.e. those of the clients, the shareholders, the employees and the society in which the company operates;
- that in this consideration, I will give paramount importance to the client’s interests;
- that I will comply with the laws, regulations and codes of conduct applicable to me;
- that I will observe confidentiality in respect of matters entrusted to me;
- that I will not abuse my knowledge;
- that I will act in an open and assessable manner and I know my responsibility towards society;
- that I will endeavour to maintain and promote confidence in the financial sector.
So help me God/This I declare and promise.

The oath/affirmation was taken/made in the above form on [date], at [place], before [name of person who administered the oath] in the presence of [name of other representative of the business or industry or professional organisation].
Furthermore, [name of the person] confirmed his/her acceptance of the enforcement of the rules of conduct by the Disciplinary Committee and the exercise of authority by the Director General pursuant to the disciplinary scheme in the banking industry rules of conduct.
Name [signature]

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Serment australien : 

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.

Et pour parachever le tout, le site internet consacré au Banking and Finance Oath.


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