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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.

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Religare
 
ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Logo Religare 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. 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 What is this parameter? Full Service Broker Full Service Broker
Supported Exchnage What is this parameter? BSE, NSE BSE, NSE, MCX
Account Type What is this parameter? 3-in-1 Account (I-Secure Plan)
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 Religare. Leave your contact info and we will get in touch with you.
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Stock Broker Fees / Charges

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Religare
Trading Account Opening Fees What is this parameter? Rs 975 Rs 500
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 300
Demat Account is Mandatory? What is this parameter? No No
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Trading Brokerage Charges

Brokerage Plan 1

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

Brokerage Plan 2

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

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

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Religare
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
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? Yes
Trading Platform What is this parameter? Trade Racer Odin Diet
Intraday Square-off Time What is this parameter?
Other Features What is this parameter?
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Broker Ratings (Average User Rating)

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Religare
  320 Customer Reviews    Rate ICICIDirect 60 Customer Reviews    Rate Religare
Fees Ratings 2.3 3.3
Trading Brokerage Rating 1.8 3.2
Trading Platform Usability 3.3 3.1
Customer Service Ratings 2.8 3.0
Overall Ratings Rated 2.5 stars Rated 3.0 stars
Broker Rating ICICIDirect is Rated 2.5 / 5 based on 320 customer reviews Religare is Rated 3.0 / 5 based on 60 customer reviews
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Contact Broker / Request A Call Back

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

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Religare
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. Religare
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 Yes
Through Branches What is this parameter? Yes Yes
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Research / Tips / Reports Published

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Religare
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. Religare
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

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Religare
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...

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

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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...

- 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).

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