Meaning of soft commission in English:

soft commission

noun

US Finance
  • Commission paid for financial services in some form other than fixed cash fees (as goods, services, concealed payments, etc.), e.g. paying for research, analysis, advice, etc., from a brokerage firm by using the broker's services for trades.

    Recorded earliest in soft commission dollars.

Origin

1970s; earliest use found in Financial Analysts Journal.