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Basis Points

Basis Point(s)


Basis Point(s) — a way of expressing, using a base of 100, the increments of measurement between percentage points. For example, 50 basis points equal one-half of 1 percent; 200 basis points equal 2 percent. Ceding commissions, collateral costs, and other quantifiable data used in insurance and reinsurance agreements may be expressed in basis points.

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