Record Date

Glossary

Banking

Record Date

In the context of equity dividends, the record date is the date by which an investor needs to have bought shares in a company (and the shares must have settled by that date) in order to receive a dividend. The record date is typically the business day after the so-called ex-dividend date, which is the date on which the shares can still be bought and sold but without right to receive the current declared dividend.

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