June 23, 2013 Axia College of University of Phoenix
Current Ethical Issues
In today’s business environment, ethics take a toll far greater than that of previous years. It is more important now than ever that business ensure their ethics program is solid. For Upbeat Financial Service it is important to ensure the six characteristics that build a good solid ethical decision. Trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and good citizenship are known as the “six pillars of character.” (Josephson, 2002) In this paper we are going to outline the services of Upbeat Financial Services and the moral and ethical issues they face.
Upbeat Financial Services is a company that offers financial services and a “One-Stop Mortgage provider.” They offer mortgages at the lowest rates available, credit reports, appraisal, and home inspections upon approved credit. (Placeholder1) Their mission statement is as follows;
“Upbeat Financial Services will be the preeminent provider of low cost mortgage services using state-of-the-art technology in the five state areas of Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, and South Dakota. We thank you in supporting our mission!” Upbeat Financial Services offer their clients the most efficient and effective processing of mortgage applications from beginning to end. Not only do they work with families and individuals that are purchasing properties, but they also service professionals looking for a secondary or a primary residence, and retirees looking to purchase secondary or a primary residence. This wide range of clients could present some ethical dilemmas.
Let us now take a look at some of the moral and ethical dilemmas that Upbeat Financial Services may encounter. It is important that we first know what morals and ethics are. Morals are principals of right and wrong regarding one’s behavior and character based on those principals. Ethics are
Bibliography: (n.d.). Josephson, M. (2002). Makin Ethical Decisions. Los Angeles: Wes Hanson.