October 22, 2013

Canon of Ethics

CANON I: Members shall conduct their business in a professional manner, ensuring that all personnel are knowledgeable in the areas of trust deed services in which they participate and act in compliance with sound industry practices.


CANON II: Members shall act in conformity with the Association’s Bylaws, applicable laws and regulations and shall cooperate in every appropriate way with all governmental bodies.


CANON III: Members shall act in a manner that recognizes that integrity and confidence are essential to the trust deed business and strive to protect the public against fraud, misrepresentation and unethical practices.


CANON IV: Members shall preserve the integrity and confidentiality of the files in possession.


CANON V: Members shall accord oral agreements the same sanctity given to written agreements.


CANON VI: Members shall not breach or avoid an agreement or commitment


CANON VII: Members shall encourage healthy competition in the trust deed services industry.


CANON VIII: Members shall cooperate with the ethics committee in furnishing information relative to an investigation of a possible violation of the code of ethics and abide by rulings passed down by the committee.