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ICICIDirect Vs 5paisa Share Broker Comparison

The side-by-side comparison of ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. and 5paisa Capital Ltd stock brokers in India. The comparison below highlights the similarities and differences between ICICIDirect and 5paisa's brokerage, customer service, maintenance fees, tools and investment options provided to India Stock Market investors. If you are confused in choosing the best broking site, this page is to help you find which is the best broker among ICICIDirect and 5paisa.

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. 5paisa Capital Ltd
 
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About the Broker ICICIdirect is a retail trading and investment service from ICICI Securities, the largest retail stock broker firm in India offering a wide range of investment options to the retail and institutional customers. ICICI Securities is part of ICICI Group... Know more about ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. 5paisa is a Mumbai based discount stock broker. 5paisa is part of India Infoline (IIFL), India's leading financial services company. 5paisa was re-launched with new brokerage model for online retail broking services in late 2016. India Infoline, the... Know more about  5paisa Capital Ltd
Type of Broker What is this parameter? Full Service Broker Discount Broker
Supported Exchnage What is this parameter? BSE, NSE NSE, BSE
Account Type What is this parameter? 3-in-1 Account (I-Secure Plan) Standard Account
Broker Enquiry Open an Online Trading Account with ICICIDirect. Leave your contact info and we will get in touch with you. Open an Online Trading Account with 5paisa. Leave your contact info and we will get in touch with you.
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Stock Broker Fees / Charges

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. 5paisa Capital Ltd
Trading Account Opening Fees What is this parameter? Rs 975 ₹650
Trading Account AMC What is this parameter? NIL ₹0 (Free)
Demat Account Opening Fees What is this parameter? NIL ₹0 (Free)
Demat Account AMC What is this parameter? Rs 600 ₹400
Demat Account is Mandatory? What is this parameter? No No
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Trading Brokerage Charges

Brokerage Plan 1

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. 5paisa Capital Ltd
Account Type 3-in-1 Account (I-Secure Plan) Standard Account
Fixed Charges What is this parameter?
Equity Delivery Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.55% ₹10 per trader
Equity Intraday Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.275% ₹10 per trader
Equity Futures Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.05% to 0.03% ₹10 per trader
Equity Options Brokerage What is this parameter? Rs 95 to Rs 35 per lot ₹10 per trader
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.050% to 0.030% ₹10 per trader
Currency Options Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? Rs 25 to Rs 10 per lot ₹10 per trader
Commodity Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? NA NA

Brokerage Plan 2

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. 5paisa Capital Ltd
Account Type I-Saver Plan Standard Account
Fixed Charges What is this parameter? NA
Equity Delivery Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.75% to 0.25% ₹10 per trader
Equity Intraday Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.75% to 0.25% ₹10 per trader
Equity Futures Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.05% to 0.03% ₹10 per trader
Equity Options Brokerage What is this parameter? Rs 95 to Rs 65 per lot ₹10 per trader
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.05% to 0.03% ₹10 per trader
Currency Options Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? Rs 95 to Rs 65 per lot ₹10 per trader
Commodity Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? NA NA

Other Charges

Minimum Brokerage Charges What is this parameter? Rs 35 per trade ₹10 per trade
Other Brokerage Charges What is this parameter?
Call & Trade Charges What is this parameter? ₹50 per call
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Taxes

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. 5paisa Capital Ltd
Securities Transaction Tax (STT) What is this parameter?
  • Equity Intraday: 0.025% (on Sell trade)
  • Equity Delivery: 0.1% (on Buy and Sell)
  • Equity Futures: 0.01% (on Sell trade)
  • Equity Options: 0.05% (on Sell trade premium) or 0.125% (on excersied options)
  • Currency Futures: Nil
  • Currency Options: Nil
  • Commodities: 0.01% on sell side (Non-Agri)
  • Equity Intraday: 0.025% (on Sell trade)
  • Equity Delivery: 0.1% (on Buy and Sell)
  • Equity Futures: 0.01% (on Sell trade)
  • Equity Options: 0.05% (on Sell trade premium) or 0.125% (on excersied options)
  • Currency Futures: Nil
  • Currency Options: Nil
  • Commodities: 0.01% on sell side (Non-Agri)
Exchange Transaction Charges What is this parameter? Check table below Check table below
SEBI Charges What is this parameter? Rs 15 per Crore Rs 15 per Crore
Goods and Services Tax (GST) What is this parameter? 18% on (brokerage + transaction charges) 18% on (brokerage + transaction charges)
Stamp Duty What is this parameter? Charged as per the state of the client's correspondence address. Charged as per the state of the client's correspondence address.
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Transaction Charges

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. 5paisa Capital Ltd
Equity Delivery What is this parameter? NSE: 0.0031% | BSE: 0.0028% ₹325 per crore (0.00325%)
Equity Intraday What is this parameter? NSE: 0.0031% | BSE: 0.0028% ₹325 per crore (0.00325%)
Equity Futures What is this parameter? 0.0018% ₹210 per crore (0.0021%)
Equity Options What is this parameter? 0.05% on Premium ₹5100 per crore (on premium) (0.051%)
Currency Futures What is this parameter? 0.0012% ₹210 per crore (0.0021%)
Currency Options What is this parameter? 0.05% on Premium ₹5100 per crore (on premium)(0.051%)
Commodity What is this parameter? NA NA
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Exposure

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. 5paisa Capital Ltd
Equity Delivery What is this parameter? Up to 5 times
Equity Intraday What is this parameter? Up to 15 times
Equity Futures What is this parameter? Up to 2 times
Equity Options What is this parameter? 1 time
Currency Futures What is this parameter? 1 time
Currency Options What is this parameter? 1 time
Commodity What is this parameter? NA
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Share Broker Features

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. 5paisa Capital Ltd
3 in 1 Account What is this parameter? Yes No
Mobile Trading What is this parameter? Yes Yes
Charting What is this parameter? Yes Yes
Automated Trading What is this parameter? No No
After Trading Hour Orders What is this parameter? Yes
Good Till Cancelled (GTC) What is this parameter? Yes No
SMS Alerts What is this parameter? No Yes
Online Demo What is this parameter? Yes Yes
Online Portfolio What is this parameter? Yes Yes
Margin Trading Funding Available What is this parameter? No Yes
Combined Ledger for Equity and Commodity What is this parameter?
Trading Platform What is this parameter? Trade Racer 5paisa Trade Station
Intraday Square-off Time What is this parameter?
Other Features What is this parameter?
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Broker Ratings (Average User Rating)

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. 5paisa Capital Ltd
  345 Customer Reviews    Rate ICICIDirect 3 Customer Reviews    Rate 5paisa
Fees Ratings 2.3 4.3
Trading Brokerage Rating 1.8 5.0
Trading Platform Usability 3.4 4.3
Customer Service Ratings 2.8 4.0
Overall Ratings Rated 2.5 stars Rated 4.7 stars
Broker Rating ICICIDirect is Rated 2.5 / 5 based on 345 customer reviews 5paisa is Rated 4.7 / 5 based on 3 customer reviews
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Contact Broker / Request A Call Back

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. 5paisa Capital Ltd
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Investment Options Available

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. 5paisa Capital Ltd
Stock / Equity What is this parameter? Yes Yes
Commodity What is this parameter? No No
Currency What is this parameter? Yes Yes
Initial Public Offers (IPO) What is this parameter? Yes No
Mutual Funds What is this parameter? Yes Yes
Bond / NCD What is this parameter? Yes Yes
Debt What is this parameter? Yes Yes
Other Investment Options What is this parameter? Insurance
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Customer Service Offered

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. 5paisa Capital Ltd
24/7 Customer Service What is this parameter? No No
Email Support What is this parameter? Yes Yes
Onine Live Chat What is this parameter? No No
Phone Support What is this parameter? Yes Yes
Toll Free Number What is this parameter? No No
Through Branches What is this parameter? Yes No
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Research / Tips / Reports Published

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. 5paisa Capital Ltd
Daily Market Report What is this parameter? Yes Yes
Free Tips What is this parameter? Yes Yes
Quarterly Result Analysis What is this parameter? Yes Yes
News Alerts What is this parameter? Yes Yes
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Suitable for Investor Category

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. 5paisa Capital Ltd
Casual Investor What is this parameter? Yes
Active Investor What is this parameter? Yes
Trader What is this parameter? Yes

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Pros, Cons and Other Review Comments

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. 5paisa Capital Ltd
Pros What is this parameter?
  • Offers 3-in-1 account which makes stock market investment very easy for casual investors.
  • Wide range of investment options available under one portal.
  • Provides a low bandwidth website which works well where internet connection is slow.
  • GTC (good till cancellation) and off-market hours order placement facility is very useful.

More Advantages...

  • Discount broker offering cheaper brokerage services. Pay just Rs 10 per order.
  • Flat fee brokerage. No more worries about size of the trade.
  • Free trading software's including mobile app and trading terminal.

More Advantages...

Cons What is this parameter?
  • ICICI Security charges highest brokerage in comparison to most of the retail brokers in India.
  • Very high 'minimum brokerage' of Rs 35 per trade or 2.5% of the trade value whichever is lower.
  • Poor performance of website is reported in peak hours of trading.
  • Trading Terminal (Trade Racer) cost Rs 75 per month if brokerage paid in a month is less then Rs 750.
  • Demat Account is mandatory.
  • Commodity trading is not available for retail investors.
  • Call & trade cost extra Rs 25 per call after first 20 free calls in a month.

More Disadvantages...

  • Commodity trading at MCX and NCDEX is not available.
  • Call & Trade is charged at Rs 50 per call in addition to the brokerage.
  • Higher exchange turnover charges in comparison to other popular discount stock brokers.

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