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ICICIDirect Vs HDFC Securities Share Broker Comparison

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

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. HDFC Securities Ltd
 
ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Logo HDFC Securities Ltd Logo
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. HDFC Securities(HDFCsec) is Equity Trading Company of HDFC Bank. HDFC Securities provide both online trading and trading on phone. The HDFC Securities trading account has a unique 3-in-1 feature that integrates your HDFC Securities trading account wi... Know more about HDFC Securities Ltd
Type of Broker What is this parameter? Full Service Broker Full Service Broker
Supported Exchnage What is this parameter? BSE, NSE BSE, NSE
Account Type What is this parameter? 3-in-1 Account (I-Secure Plan) Online Trading
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 HDFC Securities. Leave your contact info and we will get in touch with you.
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Stock Broker Fees / Charges

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. HDFC Securities Ltd
Trading Account Opening Fees What is this parameter? Rs 975 ₹999
Trading Account AMC What is this parameter? NIL ₹0
Demat Account Opening Fees What is this parameter? NIL ₹0
Demat Account AMC What is this parameter? Rs 600 ₹750
Demat Account is Mandatory? What is this parameter? No No
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Trading Brokerage Charges

Brokerage Plan 1

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. HDFC Securities Ltd
Account Type 3-in-1 Account (I-Secure Plan) Online Trading
Fixed Charges What is this parameter?
Equity Delivery Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.55% 0.50%
Equity Intraday Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.275% 0.10%
Equity Futures Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.05% to 0.03% 0.05%
Equity Options Brokerage What is this parameter? Rs 95 to Rs 35 per lot ₹100
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.050% to 0.030% ₹23 per contract
Currency Options Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? Rs 25 to Rs 10 per lot ₹23 per contract
Commodity Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? NA NA

Brokerage Plan 2

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. HDFC Securities Ltd
Account Type I-Saver Plan Online Trading
Fixed Charges What is this parameter? NA
Equity Delivery Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.75% to 0.25% 0.50%
Equity Intraday Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.75% to 0.25% 0.10%
Equity Futures Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.05% to 0.03% 0.05%
Equity Options Brokerage What is this parameter? Rs 95 to Rs 65 per lot ₹100
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.05% to 0.03% ₹23 per contract
Currency Options Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? Rs 95 to Rs 65 per lot ₹23 per contract
Commodity Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? NA NA

Other Charges

Minimum Brokerage Charges What is this parameter? Rs 35 per trade ₹25
Other Brokerage Charges What is this parameter?
Call & Trade Charges What is this parameter? ₹0
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Taxes

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. HDFC Securities 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. HDFC Securities Ltd
Equity Delivery What is this parameter? NSE: 0.0031% | BSE: 0.0028%
Equity Intraday What is this parameter? NSE: 0.0031% | BSE: 0.0028%
Equity Futures What is this parameter? 0.0018%
Equity Options What is this parameter? 0.05% on Premium
Currency Futures What is this parameter? 0.0012%
Currency Options What is this parameter? 0.05% on Premium
Commodity What is this parameter? NA
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Exposure

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. HDFC Securities 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. HDFC Securities 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 Yes
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 No
Combined Ledger for Equity and Commodity What is this parameter?
Trading Platform What is this parameter? Trade Racer Blink
Intraday Square-off Time What is this parameter? 3:30PM
Other Features What is this parameter?
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Broker Ratings (Average User Rating)

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. HDFC Securities Ltd
  376 Customer Reviews    Rate ICICIDirect 157 Customer Reviews    Rate HDFC Securities
Fees Ratings 2.3 2.2
Trading Brokerage Rating 1.7 2.0
Trading Platform Usability 3.4 2.9
Customer Service Ratings 2.8 2.6
Overall Ratings Rated 2.5 stars Rated 2.2 stars
Broker Rating ICICIDirect is Rated 2.5 / 5 based on 376 customer reviews HDFC Securities is Rated 2.2 / 5 based on 157 customer reviews
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Contact Broker / Request A Call Back

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

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. HDFC Securities 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 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? Insurance
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Customer Service Offered

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. HDFC Securities 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 No
Through Branches What is this parameter? Yes Yes
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Research / Tips / Reports Published

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. HDFC Securities 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. HDFC Securities Ltd
Casual Investor What is this parameter? Yes Yes
Active Investor What is this parameter?
Trader What is this parameter?

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Pros, Cons and Other Review Comments

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. HDFC Securities 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...

  • The 3-in-1 account, which includes HDFC Bank Account, HDFC Securities Trading Account and HDFC Securities Demat Account, is the best offering for retail investors in India as it provides easiest way to invest in stock market and other financial instruments.

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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...

  • In addition to opening a trading account with HDFC Securities Ltd, you will also be required to open a savings bank account (quarterly minimum balance of Rs. 5000) and a DP (depository participant) account with HDFC Bank.
  • Very high brokerage charges
  • Doesn't offer commodity trading
  • Charge minimum brokerage of ₹25

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