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ICICIDirect Vs SAS Online Share Broker Comparison

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

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. SAS Online
 
ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Logo SAS Online 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. Incorporated in 1995, SAS Online is an online discount brokerage firm offering brokerage services for stocks, future and options, currency and commodities at NSE, BSE and MCX exchanges. SAS Online (South Asian Stocks Ltd) started their online disc... Know more about SAS Online
Type of Broker What is this parameter? Full Service Broker Discount Broker
Supported Exchnage What is this parameter? BSE, NSE NSE, BSE and MCX
Account Type What is this parameter? 3-in-1 Account (I-Secure Plan) Rs 9 per trade Plan
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Stock Broker Fees / Charges

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. SAS Online
Trading Account Opening Fees What is this parameter? Rs 975 Rs 200
Trading Account AMC What is this parameter? NIL Nil
Demat Account Opening Fees What is this parameter? NIL Rs 200
Demat Account AMC What is this parameter? Rs 600 Rs 200
Demat Account is Mandatory? What is this parameter? No No
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Trading Brokerage Charges

Brokerage Plan 1

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. SAS Online
Account Type 3-in-1 Account (I-Secure Plan) Rs 9 per trade Plan
Fixed Charges What is this parameter?
Equity Delivery Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.55% Rs 9
Equity Intraday Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.275% Rs 9
Equity Futures Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.05% to 0.03% Rs 9
Equity Options Brokerage What is this parameter? Rs 95 to Rs 35 per lot Rs 9
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.050% to 0.030% Rs 9
Currency Options Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? Rs 25 to Rs 10 per lot Rs 9
Commodity Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? NA Rs 9

Brokerage Plan 2

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. SAS Online
Account Type I-Saver Plan Rs 999 MCX Plan
Fixed Charges What is this parameter? Rs 999
Equity Delivery Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.75% to 0.25% Rs 0
Equity Intraday Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.75% to 0.25% Rs 0
Equity Futures Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.05% to 0.03% Rs 0
Equity Options Brokerage What is this parameter? Rs 95 to Rs 65 per lot Rs 0
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.05% to 0.03% Rs 0
Currency Options Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? Rs 95 to Rs 65 per lot Rs 0
Commodity Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? NA Rs 0

Brokerage Plan 3

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. SAS Online
Account Type 3-in-1 Account (I-Secure Plan) Rs 999 Equity Plan
Fixed Charges What is this parameter? Rs 999
Equity Delivery Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.55% Rs 0
Equity Intraday Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.275% Rs 0
Equity Futures Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.05% to 0.03% Rs 0
Equity Options Brokerage What is this parameter? Rs 95 to Rs 35 per lot Rs 0
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.050% to 0.030% Rs 0
Currency Options Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? Rs 25 to Rs 10 per lot Rs 0
Commodity Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? NA Rs 0

Other Charges

Minimum Brokerage Charges What is this parameter? Rs 35 per trade NIL
Other Brokerage Charges What is this parameter? 0.01% or Rs. 9 per executed order, whichever is lower
Call & Trade Charges What is this parameter?
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Taxes

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. SAS Online
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. SAS Online
Equity Delivery What is this parameter? NSE: 0.0031% | BSE: 0.0028% NSE: 0.00325% | BSE: 0.00325%
Equity Intraday What is this parameter? NSE: 0.0031% | BSE: 0.0028% NSE: 0.00325% | BSE: 0.00325%
Equity Futures What is this parameter? 0.0018% NSE: 0.0025%
Equity Options What is this parameter? 0.05% on Premium NSE: 0.065% (on premium)
Currency Futures What is this parameter? 0.0012% NSE: 0.00165%
Currency Options What is this parameter? 0.05% on Premium NSE: 0.06%
Commodity What is this parameter? NA Non-Agri: 0.0031%
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Exposure

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. SAS Online
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. SAS Online
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 Yes
After Trading Hour Orders What is this parameter? Yes Yes
Good Till Cancelled (GTC) What is this parameter? Yes No
SMS Alerts What is this parameter? No Yes
Online Demo What is this parameter? Yes Yes
Online Portfolio What is this parameter? Yes No
Margin Trading Funding Available What is this parameter? No Yes
Combined Ledger for Equity and Commodity What is this parameter?
Trading Platform What is this parameter? Trade Racer NEST, NOW
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. SAS Online
  359 Customer Reviews    Rate ICICIDirect 41 Customer Reviews    Rate SAS Online
Fees Ratings 2.3 4.4
Trading Brokerage Rating 1.8 4.7
Trading Platform Usability 3.4 3.2
Customer Service Ratings 2.8 3.8
Overall Ratings Rated 2.5 stars Rated 3.9 stars
Broker Rating ICICIDirect is Rated 2.5 / 5 based on 359 customer reviews SAS Online is Rated 3.9 / 5 based on 41 customer reviews
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Contact Broker / Request A Call Back

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

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. SAS Online
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 No
Mutual Funds What is this parameter? Yes No
Bond / NCD What is this parameter? Yes No
Debt What is this parameter? Yes No
Other Investment Options What is this parameter?
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Customer Service Offered

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. SAS Online
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 No
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Research / Tips / Reports Published

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. SAS Online
Daily Market Report What is this parameter? Yes No
Free Tips What is this parameter? Yes No
Quarterly Result Analysis What is this parameter? Yes No
News Alerts What is this parameter? Yes No
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Suitable for Investor Category

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

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Pros, Cons and Other Review Comments

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. SAS Online
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...

  1. Margin against shares is available.
  2. Monthly unlimited trading plans available for trading at NSE, BSE and MCX.
  3. Software's including web, mobile and installable trading terminals are available for free.

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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...

  • Call and Trade is charged at extra Rs 20 order.
  • Doesn't provide stock research, tips or recommendations.
  • Doesn't provide option to invest in IPO, FPO, Mutual Funds, Offer For Sale (OFS), Bond and NCD's.
  • Margin funding is not available.
  • Good Till Cancelled (GTC) is only available in Commodities. GTC is not available in Equity.

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