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 ICICIDirect Vs Religare Share Broker Comparison

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

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ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd.

Religare

About the Broker ICICIdirect is an online trading and investment platform on ICICI Securities, the largest stock broker firm in India providing a wide range of investment options to the retail and institutional customers. ICICI Securities is part of ICICI Group, Indi... Know more about ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. 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
Type of Broker Full Service Broker Full Service Broker
Supported Exchnage BSE, NSE BSE, NSE, MCX
Account Type 3-in-1 Account (I-Secure Plan) Excel Account
Broker Enquiry
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Stock Broker Fees / Charges

 ICICIDirectReligare
Trading Account Opening Fees Rs 975 Rs 500
Trading Account AMC NIL NIL
Demat Account Opening Fees NIL NIL
Demat Account AMC Rs 450 Rs 300
Demat Account is Mandatory?
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Trading Brokerage Charges

 ICICIDirectReligare
Equity Delivery Brokerage 0.55% 0.25%
Equity Intraday Brokerage 0.275% 0.025%
Equity Futures Brokerage 0.05% - 0.03% 0.05%
Equity Options Brokerage Rs 95 - Rs 65 per lot 1% on premium or Rs 50 per lot whichever is higher.
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage 0.050% - 0.030%
Currency Options Trading Brokerage Rs 95 - Rs 65 per lot
Commodity Trading Brokerage
Other Brokerage Charges
Minimum Brokerage Charges Rs 35 per trade or 2.5% of the trade value whichever is lower 1p per share
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Transaction Charges

 ICICIDirectReligare
Equity Delivery NSE: 0.0031% | BSE: 0.0035%
Equity Intraday NSE: 0.0031% | BSE: 0.0035%
Equity Futures 0.00185%
Equity Options 0.05% on Premium
Currency Futures 0.0013%
Currency Options
Commodity
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Share Broker Features

 ICICIDirectReligare
3 in 1 Account
Mobile Trading
Charting
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
Intraday Square-off Time
Other Features
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Broker Ratings (Average User Rating)

 ICICIDirectReligare
  228 Customer Reviews    Rate ICICIDirect 46 Customer Reviews    Rate Religare
Fees Ratings 2.4 3.1
Trading Brokerage Rating 1.8 3.2
Trading Platform Usability 3.3 3.1
Customer Service Ratings 2.9 2.9
Overall Ratings Rated 2.5 stars Rated 3.0 stars
Broker Rating ICICIDirect is Rated 2.5 / 5 based on 228 customer reviews Religare is Rated 3.0 / 5 based on 46 customer reviews
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Investment Options Available

 ICICIDirectReligare
Stock / Equity
Commodity
Currency
Initial Public Offers (IPO)
Mutual Funds
Bond / NCD
Debt
Other Investment Options
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Customer Service Offered

 ICICIDirectReligare
24/7 Customer Service
Email Support
Onine Live Chat
Phone Support
Toll Free Number
Through Branches
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Research / Tips / Reports Published

 ICICIDirectReligare
Daily Market Report
Free Tips
Quarterly Result Analysis
News Alerts
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Suitable for Investor Category

 ICICIDirectReligare
Casual Investor
Active Investor
Trader

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Pros, Cons and Other Review Comments

 ICICIDirectReligare
Pros
  • 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...

- 3 to 4 times exposure is given in cash as well as F&O segment.

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Cons
  • ICICI Security charges high brokerage in comparison to most of the brokers.
  • 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.

More Disadvantages...

- There are no standard rates, fees or brokerage published on website. You should be very careful with hidden changes.

More Disadvantages...

Reviews
Promotions / Offers - Account opening fees Rs 500 waived off if you open an account with Rs 25000 margin.
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