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ICICIDirect Vs Achiievers Equities Share Broker Comparison

The side-by-side comparison of ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. and Achiievers Equities Ltd stock brokers in India. The comparison below highlights the similarities and differences between ICICIDirect and Achiievers Equities'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 Achiievers Equities.

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Achiievers Equities 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. Incorporated in 2010, Achiievers Equities Ltd is an online discount brokerage firm offering brokerage services for stocks, future and options, currency and commodities on NSE, BSE & MCX. Achiievers offers a whole new way of trading going with the ... Know more about Achiievers Equities Ltd
Type of Broker What is this parameter? Full Service Broker Discount Broker
Supported Exchnage What is this parameter? BSE, NSE NSE, BSE and MCX
Account Type What is this parameter? 3-in-1 Account (I-Secure Plan) Flat Fee Plan
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Stock Broker Fees / Charges

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Achiievers Equities Ltd
Trading Account Opening Fees What is this parameter? Rs 975 Rs 750
Trading Account AMC What is this parameter? NIL Nil
Demat Account Opening Fees What is this parameter? NIL Nil
Demat Account AMC What is this parameter? Rs 600 Rs 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. Achiievers Equities Ltd
Account Type 3-in-1 Account (I-Secure Plan) Flat Fee Plan
Fixed Charges What is this parameter?
Equity Delivery Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.55% Rs 15
Equity Intraday Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.275% Rs 15
Equity Futures Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.05% to 0.03% Rs 15
Equity Options Brokerage What is this parameter? Rs 95 to Rs 35 per lot Rs 15
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.050% to 0.030% Rs 15
Currency Options Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? Rs 25 to Rs 10 per lot Rs 15
Commodity Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? NA Rs 15

Brokerage Plan 2

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Achiievers Equities Ltd
Account Type I-Saver Plan Mega Value Plan
Fixed Charges What is this parameter? Rs 750
Equity Delivery Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.75% to 0.25% Rs 0
Equity Intraday Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.75% to 0.25% Rs 0
Equity Futures Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.05% to 0.03% Rs 0
Equity Options Brokerage What is this parameter? Rs 95 to Rs 65 per lot Rs 0
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.05% to 0.03% Rs 0
Currency Options Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? Rs 95 to Rs 65 per lot Rs 0
Commodity Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? NA Rs 0

Brokerage Plan 3

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Achiievers Equities Ltd
Account Type 3-in-1 Account (I-Secure Plan) Rs 50 per day each segment
Fixed Charges What is this parameter? NA
Equity Delivery Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.55% Rs 0
Equity Intraday Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.275% Rs 0
Equity Futures Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.05% to 0.03% Rs 0
Equity Options Brokerage What is this parameter? Rs 95 to Rs 35 per lot Rs 0
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.050% to 0.030% Rs 0
Currency Options Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? Rs 25 to Rs 10 per lot Rs 0
Commodity Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? NA Rs 0

Other Charges

Minimum Brokerage Charges What is this parameter? Rs 35 per trade Rs 15
Other Brokerage Charges What is this parameter? Call & Trade: Rs 20 per trade
Call & Trade Charges What is this parameter?
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Taxes

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Achiievers Equities Ltd
Securities Transaction Tax (STT) What is this parameter?
  • Equity Intraday: Rs 2,500 per Crore (on Sell trade)
  • Equity Delivery: Rs 10,000 per Crore (on Buy and Sell)
  • Equity Futures: Rs 1,000 per Crore (on Sell trade)
  • Equity Options: Rs 5,000 per Crore (on Sell trade premium) or Rs 12500 per Crore on excersied options.
  • Currency Futures: Nil
  • Currency Options: Nil
  • Commodities: 0.01% on sell side (Non-Agri)
  • Equity Intraday: Rs 2,500 per Crore (on Sell trade)
  • Equity Delivery: Rs 10,000 per Crore (on Buy and Sell)
  • Equity Futures: Rs 1,000 per Crore (on Sell trade)
  • Equity Options: Rs 5,000 per Crore (on Sell trade premium) or Rs 12500 per Crore 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 20 per Crore Rs 20 per Crore
Service Tax What is this parameter? 15% on (brokerage + transaction charges) 15% 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. Achiievers Equities Ltd
Equity Delivery What is this parameter? NSE: 0.0031% | BSE: 0.0028% ₹350
Equity Intraday What is this parameter? NSE: 0.0031% | BSE: 0.0028% ₹350
Equity Futures What is this parameter? 0.0018% ₹390
Equity Options What is this parameter? 0.05% on Premium ₹7500
Currency Futures What is this parameter? 0.0012% ₹175
Currency Options What is this parameter? 0.05% on Premium ₹6500
Commodity What is this parameter? NA MCX Agri ₹325 | Non Agri ₹460
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Exposure

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Achiievers Equities Ltd
Equity Delivery What is this parameter?
Equity Intraday What is this parameter?
Equity Futures What is this parameter?
Equity Options What is this parameter?
Currency Futures What is this parameter?
Currency Options What is this parameter?
Commodity What is this parameter?
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Share Broker Features

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Achiievers Equities Ltd
3 in 1 Account What is this parameter? Yes Yes
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 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? No
Trading Platform What is this parameter? Trade Racer NSE Now
Intraday Square-off Time What is this parameter? 3:15 PM
Other Features What is this parameter?
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Broker Ratings (Average User Rating)

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Achiievers Equities Ltd
  332 Customer Reviews    Rate ICICIDirect 3 Customer Reviews    Rate Achiievers Equities
Fees Ratings 2.3 4.7
Trading Brokerage Rating 1.8 5.0
Trading Platform Usability 3.4 4.0
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 332 customer reviews Achiievers Equities is Rated 4.7 / 5 based on 3 customer reviews
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Contact Broker / Request A Call Back

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Achiievers Equities Ltd
Contact / Request Call Back
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Investment Options Available

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Achiievers Equities Ltd
Stock / Equity What is this parameter? Yes Yes
Commodity What is this parameter? No Yes
Currency What is this parameter? Yes Yes
Initial Public Offers (IPO) What is this parameter? Yes Yes
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?
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Customer Service Offered

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Achiievers Equities 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 Yes
Phone Support What is this parameter? Yes Yes
Toll Free Number What is this parameter? No Yes
Through Branches What is this parameter? Yes Yes
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Research / Tips / Reports Published

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Achiievers Equities 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. Achiievers Equities Ltd
Casual Investor What is this parameter? Yes 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. Achiievers Equities 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...

  1. Achiievers Equities offer 3-in-1 account.
  2. MEGA VALUE PLAN (MVP) the monthly unlimited trading plan @ Rs 750/ per month for trading at NSE, BSE, NSE SX and MCX.
  3. Rs 50 per day plan and Rs 15 per trade plan is also available.
  4. Trading Software's including website, mobile app and installable trading terminals are available for free.
  5. No minimum brokerage.
  6. Achiievers offers facility to invest in IPO, FPO, Mutual Funds, Insurance, FDs, NCDs and Offer For Sale (OFS).

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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...

  • Call and trade facility available with additional charges of Rs 20 per trade.
  • They charge Rs 75 per month for Research recommendation on SMS.

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