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Kickback

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
www.aeaweb.org [PDF]
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Kickbacks or compensation: The case of yield spread premiumsKickbacks or compensation: The case of yield spread premiums
heinonline.org [PDF]
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Unaffordable housing and political kickbacks rocked the American economyUnaffordable housing and political kickbacks rocked the American economy
heinonline.org [PDF]
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… empirical investigation of corruption and its relationship to economic, cultural, and monitoring institutions: An examination of the role of accounting and financial …… empirical investigation of corruption and its relationship to economic, cultural, and monitoring institutions: An examination of the role of accounting and financial …
journals.sagepub.com [PDF]
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International financial liberalization, corruption, and economic growthInternational financial liberalization, corruption, and economic growth
onlinelibrary.wiley.com [PDF]
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Q&A About Kickback


Is it legal or illegal?

It can be either.

How do you receive a kickback?

You are compensated by receiving something of value.

What is a common form of kickback in the context of investing?

A commission rebate for investors who trade frequently.

What is a kickback?

A kickback is a form of bribery in which an individual receives money, goods, or services for assisting another person in obtaining something illegal.

When does this happen most often?

This happens when you trade frequently.

Where does the term "kickback" come from?

The term comes from colloquial English and describes how someone who has received illegal gain kicks back some of it to someone else for that person's assistance in obtaining it.

What are common forms of kickbacks?

Common forms include overcharging for goods or services and then receiving payment for those items through an employee at the victim company.

How does the kickback differ from other forms of bribes?

The kickback involves collusion between two parties rather than one party extorting the bribe from the other.