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ICICIDirect Vs Indiabulls Share Broker Comparison

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

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Indiabulls Ventures Limited
 
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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. Indiabulls Ventures Ltd (Formerly Indiabulls Securities) is the India-based Stock Broker. ISL is part of Indiabulls Group, a leading business house in India with businesses spread across many sectors including Infrastructure, Power, Real Estate and F... Know more about Indiabulls Ventures Limited
Type of Broker What is this parameter? Full Service Broker Full Service Broker
Supported Exchnage What is this parameter? BSE, NSE BSE, NSE, MCX, NCDEX
Account Type What is this parameter? 3-in-1 Account (I-Secure Plan) Power Indiabulls
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 Indiabulls. Leave your contact info and we will get in touch with you.
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Stock Broker Fees / Charges

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Indiabulls Ventures Limited
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 450
Demat Account is Mandatory? What is this parameter? No No
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Trading Brokerage Charges

Brokerage Plan 1

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Indiabulls Ventures Limited
Account Type 3-in-1 Account (I-Secure Plan) Power Indiabulls
Fixed Charges What is this parameter?
Equity Delivery Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.55% 0.3%
Equity Intraday Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.275% 0.03%
Equity Futures Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.05% to 0.03% 0.03%
Equity Options Brokerage What is this parameter? Rs 95 to Rs 35 per lot Rs100/Lot
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.050% to 0.030% 0.03%
Currency Options Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? Rs 25 to Rs 10 per lot Rs100/Lot
Commodity Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? NA 0.03%

Brokerage Plan 2

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Indiabulls Ventures Limited
Account Type I-Saver Plan Power Indiabulls
Fixed Charges What is this parameter?
Equity Delivery Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.75% to 0.25% 0.3%
Equity Intraday Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.75% to 0.25% 0.03%
Equity Futures Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.05% to 0.03% 0.03%
Equity Options Brokerage What is this parameter? Rs 95 to Rs 65 per lot Rs100/Lot
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.05% to 0.03% 0.03%
Currency Options Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? Rs 95 to Rs 65 per lot Rs100/Lot
Commodity Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? NA 0.03%

Other Charges

Minimum Brokerage Charges What is this parameter? Rs 35 per trade 3 paisa per share
Other Brokerage Charges What is this parameter?
Call & Trade Charges What is this parameter?
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Taxes

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Indiabulls Ventures Limited
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. Indiabulls Ventures Limited
Equity Delivery What is this parameter? NSE: 0.0031% | BSE: 0.0028% 0.00325%
Equity Intraday What is this parameter? NSE: 0.0031% | BSE: 0.0028% 0.00325%
Equity Futures What is this parameter? 0.0018% 0.0025%
Equity Options What is this parameter? 0.05% on Premium 0.055% on Premium
Currency Futures What is this parameter? 0.0012% 0.0025%
Currency Options What is this parameter? 0.05% on Premium 0.055% on Premium
Commodity What is this parameter? NA 0.003%
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Exposure

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Indiabulls Ventures Limited
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. Indiabulls Ventures Limited
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 Yes
Good Till Cancelled (GTC) What is this parameter? 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
Combined Ledger for Equity and Commodity What is this parameter?
Trading Platform What is this parameter? Trade Racer Power Indiabulls
Intraday Square-off Time What is this parameter?
Other Features What is this parameter? Mobile Application: Power Indiabulls Mobile
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Broker Ratings (Average User Rating)

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Indiabulls Ventures Limited
  345 Customer Reviews    Rate ICICIDirect 40 Customer Reviews    Rate Indiabulls
Fees Ratings 2.3 3.6
Trading Brokerage Rating 1.8 3.3
Trading Platform Usability 3.4 3.9
Customer Service Ratings 2.8 3.2
Overall Ratings Rated 2.5 stars Rated 3.4 stars
Broker Rating ICICIDirect is Rated 2.5 / 5 based on 345 customer reviews Indiabulls is Rated 3.4 / 5 based on 40 customer reviews
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Contact Broker / Request A Call Back

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Indiabulls Ventures Limited
Contact / Request Call Back
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Investment Options Available

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Indiabulls Ventures Limited
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. Indiabulls Ventures Limited
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 Yes
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Research / Tips / Reports Published

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Indiabulls Ventures Limited
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. Indiabulls Ventures Limited
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. Indiabulls Ventures Limited
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...

  • Indiabulls has good network of branches across India.
  • Brokerage is negotiable and can be reduced up to 50-60%.
  • Power Indiabulls is available for Apple's Mac and Linux OS.
  • 10 times exposure for intraday trades.
  • Indiabulls provides trading platforms which are easy to use, rich in features and to suite different customer needs. Power Indiabulls Trading Terminal, Online Trading Website and Mobile Power Indiabulls trading platform are 3 platforms offered by them.
  • Indiabulls has branches and sub brokers in almost every city in India. This helps customers who feel comfortable dealing with people.
  • Indiabulls offers 2-in-1 account which includes share trading and demat account.

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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...

  • Power Indiabulls Trading Terminal cost Rs 750 one time change.
  • There are no standard rates, fees or brokerage published on website. You should be very careful with hidden changes.
  • No centralized support or sales team. Business is done through branches and sub-brokers.
  • Indiabulls doesn't provide 3-in-1 account

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