Kickback

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Kickback

In the context of finance, refers to compensation of dealers by sales finance companies for discounting installment purchase paper.
In the context of contracts, refers to secret payments made to insure that the contract goes to a specific firm.
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Kickback

A payment or discount that one may receive in exchange for performing certain services. A kickback may be both legal and proper, or it may be a bribe. This depends on the specific nature of the kickback and the rules surrounding different transactions.
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kickback

An illegal fee or rebate paid to someone in order to gain that person's decision or recommendation for the award of business. Under the Real Estate Settlement and Procedure Act (RESPA), federal law prohibits kickbacks to real estate agents from mortgage companies.

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