“I swear that I will do my utmost to preserve and enhance confidence in the financial-services industry. So help me God.”
Which god? This one?
Actually, that Businessweek translation is a little on the tame side. The Dutch text is “Zo waarlijk helpe mij God Almachtig,” which literally means “So truly help me God Almighty.”
The vow is an attempt to boost ethics among bank personnel and increase consumer confidence in financial institutions.