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 ICICIDirect Vs Compositedge Share Broker Comparison

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


ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd.

Composite Investments Pvt Ltd

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 1995, Composite Investments Pvt. Ltd. is a Bangalore based stock trading brokerage firm providing 'Flat Fee Stock Trading' services through its online stock trading website Company charges fixed price brokerage of ... Know more about Composite Investments Pvt Ltd
Type of Broker Full Service Broker Discount Broker
Supported Exchnage BSE, NSE BSE, NSE, MCX
Account Type 3-in-1 Account (I-Secure Plan)
Broker Enquiry

Stock Broker Fees / Charges

Trading Account Opening Fees Rs 975 Rs 500
Trading Account AMC NIL NIL
Demat Account Opening Fees NIL Rs 100
Demat Account AMC Rs 450 Rs 300
Demat Account is Mandatory?

Trading Brokerage Charges

Equity Delivery Brokerage 0.55% Rs 18-Rs 15 per trade or 0.006% whichever is lower
Equity Intraday Brokerage 0.275% Rs 18-Rs 15 per trade or 0.006% whichever is lower
Equity Futures Brokerage 0.05% - 0.03% Rs 18-Rs 15 per trade or 0.006% whichever is lower
Equity Options Brokerage Rs 95 - Rs 65 per lot Rs 18-Rs 15 per trade or 0.006% whichever is lower
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage 0.050% - 0.030% Rs 18-Rs 15 per trade or 0.006% whichever is lower
Currency Options Trading Brokerage Rs 95 - Rs 65 per lot Rs 18-Rs 15 per trade or 0.006% whichever is lower
Commodity Trading Brokerage NA Rs 18-Rs 15 per trade or 0.006% whichever is lower
Other Brokerage Charges Brokerage is Rs 25 to Rs 15 per executed order or 0.006% whichever is lower
Minimum Brokerage Charges Rs 35 per trade

Transaction Charges

Equity Delivery NSE: 0.0031% | BSE: 0.0035% 0.00375%
Equity Intraday NSE: 0.0031% | BSE: 0.0035% 0.00375%
Equity Futures 0.00185% 0.00375%
Equity Options 0.05% on Premium 0.075% (on premium)
Currency Futures 0.0013% 0.003%
Currency Options 0.05% on Premium 0.07%(Only on premium)
Commodity NA 0.00375%

Share Broker Features

3 in 1 Account
Mobile Trading
Automated Trading
After Trading Hour Orders
Good Till Cancelled (GTC)
SMS Alerts
Online Demo
Online Portfolio
Margin Trading Funding Available
Combined Ledger for Equity and Commodity
Trading Platform Trade Racer NSE NOW, Symphony Presto, NEST
Intraday Square-off Time
Other Features

Broker Ratings (Average User Rating)

  258 Customer Reviews    Rate ICICIDirect 10 Customer Reviews    Rate Compositedge
Fees Ratings 2.4 4.1
Trading Brokerage Rating 1.8 4.7
Trading Platform Usability 3.3 4.1
Customer Service Ratings 2.9 4.2
Overall Ratings Rated 2.5 stars Rated 4.2 stars
Broker Rating ICICIDirect is Rated 2.5 / 5 based on 258 customer reviews Compositedge is Rated 4.2 / 5 based on 10 customer reviews

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Investment Options Available

Stock / Equity
Initial Public Offers (IPO)
Mutual Funds
Bond / NCD
Other Investment Options

Customer Service Offered

24/7 Customer Service
Email Support
Onine Live Chat
Phone Support
Toll Free Number
Through Branches

Research / Tips / Reports Published

Daily Market Report
Free Tips
Quarterly Result Analysis
News Alerts

Suitable for Investor Category

Casual Investor
Active Investor


Pros, Cons and Other Review Comments

  • 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...

  • The cheapest flat fee discount broker in India.
  • Compositedge has its own DP which makes the demit transaction little cheaper than other discount brokers.
  • Customer support though Google Chat and Yahoo Chat is available.
  • Composite Investment also offers 'Fully Automated Trading (Algo Trading)'.

More Advantages...

  • 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.

More Disadvantages...

  • Though Composite Investment is in the broking business for 15 years, they are new in the discount brokerage field as they launch these services in mid 2012.
  • Doesn't provide options to invest in IPO's, Mutual Funds, Bonds and NCD's.
  • Doesn't provide stock tips or recommendations.
  • AMO orders (After Hours Orders) can only be placed from 6.00 pm to 8.30 am on weekdays

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