What is a ‘Kickback’

A kickback is the payment of something of value to a recipient as compensation or reward for providing favorable treatment to another party.

Explaining ‘Kickback’

A kickback can be legal or illegal. A common form of kickback, in the context of investing, is a commission rebate for investors who trade frequently.

Further Reading

  • Competition through commissions and kickbacks – [PDF]
  • Kickbacks or compensation: The case of yield spread premiums – [PDF]
  • Unaffordable housing and political kickbacks rocked the American economy – [PDF]
  • … empirical investigation of corruption and its relationship to economic, cultural, and monitoring institutions: An examination of the role of accounting and financial – [PDF]
  • International financial liberalization, corruption, and economic growth – [PDF]