Religare Vs ICICIDirect Share Broker Comparison

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

  Religare ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd.
 
Religare Logo ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Logo
About the Broker Religare is an emerging markets financial services group with a presence across Asia, Africa, Middle East, Europe, and the Americas. In India, Religare's largest market, the group offers a wide array of products and services including broking, insur... Know more about Religare 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.
Type of Broker What is this parameter? Full Service Broker Full Service Broker
Supported Exchnage What is this parameter? BSE, NSE, MCX BSE, NSE
Account Type What is this parameter? 3-in-1 Account (I-Secure Plan)
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Stock Broker Fees / Charges

  Religare ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd.
Trading Account Opening Fees What is this parameter? Rs 500 Rs 975
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 300 Rs 600
Demat Account is Mandatory? What is this parameter?
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Trading Brokerage Charges

Brokerage Plan 1

  Religare ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd.
Account Type 3-in-1 Account (I-Secure Plan)
Fixed Charges What is this parameter?
Equity Delivery Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.5% 0.55%
Equity Intraday Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.05% 0.275%
Equity Futures Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.05% 0.05% to 0.03%
Equity Options Brokerage What is this parameter? Rs.70 /Lot Rs 95 to Rs 35 per lot
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.05% 0.050% to 0.030%
Currency Options Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? Rs.30 /Lot Rs 25 to Rs 10 per lot
Commodity Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.05% NA

Brokerage Plan 2

  Religare ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd.
Account Type I-Saver Plan
Fixed Charges What is this parameter?
Equity Delivery Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.5%
Equity Intraday Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.05% 0.75% to 0.25%
Equity Futures Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.05% 0.05% to 0.03%
Equity Options Brokerage What is this parameter? Rs.70 /Lot Rs 95 to Rs 65 per lot
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.05% 0.05% to 0.03%
Currency Options Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? Rs.30 /Lot Rs 95 to Rs 65 per lot
Commodity Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.05% NA
Other Brokerage Charges What is this parameter?
Minimum Brokerage Charges What is this parameter? 1p per share Rs 35 per trade
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Transaction Charges

  Religare ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd.
Equity Delivery What is this parameter? 0.0037% NSE: 0.0031% | BSE: 0.0028%
Equity Intraday What is this parameter? 0.0037% NSE: 0.0031% | BSE: 0.0028%
Equity Futures What is this parameter? 0.004% 0.0018%
Equity Options What is this parameter? 0.06% on Premium 0.05% on Premium
Currency Futures What is this parameter? 0.004% 0.0012%
Currency Options What is this parameter? 0.06% on Premium 0.05% on Premium
Commodity What is this parameter? 0.0035% NA
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Share Broker Features

  Religare ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd.
3 in 1 Account What is this parameter? No Yes
Mobile Trading What is this parameter? Yes Yes
Charting What is this parameter? Yes Yes
Automated Trading What is this parameter? 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? Yes No
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? Yes
Trading Platform What is this parameter? Odin Diet Trade Racer
Intraday Square-off Time What is this parameter?
Other Features What is this parameter?
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Broker Ratings (Average User Rating)

  Religare ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd.
  59 Customer Reviews    Rate Religare 312 Customer Reviews    Rate ICICIDirect
Fees Ratings 3.3 2.3
Trading Brokerage Rating 3.2 1.8
Trading Platform Usability 3.1 3.4
Customer Service Ratings 2.9 2.8
Overall Ratings Rated 3.0 stars Rated 2.5 stars
Broker Rating Religare is Rated 3.0 / 5 based on 59 customer reviews ICICIDirect is Rated 2.5 / 5 based on 312 customer reviews
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Contact Broker / Request A Call Back

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

  Religare ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd.
Stock / Equity What is this parameter? Yes Yes
Commodity What is this parameter? Yes 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?
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Customer Service Offered

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

  Religare ICICI Securities Pvt 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

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

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Pros, Cons and Other Review Comments

  Religare ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd.
Pros What is this parameter? - 3 to 4 times exposure is given in cash as well as F&O segment.

More Advantages...

  • 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.

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Cons What is this parameter? - There are no standard rates, fees or brokerage published on website. You should be very careful with hidden changes. - Call and Trade is charged at Rs 10 per executed order (maximum Rs 50 per day in a segment).

More Disadvantages...

  • 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.

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