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 Kotak Securities Vs Trade Smart Online Share Broker Comparison

The side-by-side comparison of Kotak Securities Ltd and Trade Smart Online stock brokers in India. The comparison below highlights the similarities and differences between Kotak Securities and Trade Smart 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 Kotak Securities and Trade Smart Online.


Kotak Securities Ltd

Trade Smart Online

About the Broker Incorporated in 1994, Kotak Securities is a full services broker part of popular India based Kotak Mahindra Bank. The bank has over 1400 branches across India servicing more than 8 lakh customers. Kotak Securities Limited is among the largest trad... Know more about Kotak Securities Ltd Trade Smart Online (TSO) is Mumbai based broker offering discount brokerage services in stock, commodity and currency trading segments. Trade Smart Online is part of VNS Finance & Capital Services Ltd; a traditional brokerage company which was incorp... Know more about Trade Smart Online
Type of Broker Full Service Broker Discount Broker
Account Type Kotak Gateway Trade @15
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Stock Broker Fees / Charges

 Kotak SecuritiesTrade Smart Online
Trading Account Opening Fees Rs 750 Rs 200
Trading Account AMC NIL Rs 0
Demat Account Opening Fees NIL Rs 200
Demat Account AMC Rs 600 Rs 300
Demat Account is Mandatory?

Trading Brokerage Charges

 Kotak SecuritiesTrade Smart Online
Equity Delivery Brokerage 0.49% Rs 15
Equity Intraday Brokerage 0.049% Rs 15
Equity Futures Brokerage 0.049% Rs 15
Equity Options Brokerage Rs 100 Rs 15
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage Rs 15
Currency Options Trading Brokerage Rs 15
Commodity Trading Brokerage 0.070% Rs 15
Other Brokerage Charges
Minimum Brokerage Charges Rs 21 per executed order Rs 15

Transaction Charges

 Kotak SecuritiesTrade Smart Online
Equity Delivery 0.1% 0.0035%
Equity Intraday 0.025% (on sell leg) 0.0035%
Equity Futures 0.01% 0.0024%
Equity Options 0.017% 0.0715%
Currency Futures 0.01% 0.00165%
Currency Options 0.017% 0.06%
Commodity 0.004% 0.0044%

Share Broker Features

 Kotak SecuritiesTrade Smart Online
3 in 1 Account
Mobile Trading
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 NEST, NOW
Intraday Square-off Time 3:15 PM
Other Features Trading software terminal: Keat Pro X

Broker Ratings (Average User Rating)

 Kotak SecuritiesTrade Smart Online
  74 Customer Reviews    Rate Kotak Securities 31 Customer Reviews    Rate Trade Smart Online
Fees Ratings 2.7 4.0
Trading Brokerage Rating 2.8 4.5
Trading Platform Usability 3.3 3.8
Customer Service Ratings 3.2 4.1
Overall Ratings Rated 2.9 stars Rated 4.1 stars
Broker Rating Kotak Securities is Rated 2.9 / 5 based on 74 customer reviews Trade Smart Online is Rated 4.1 / 5 based on 31 customer reviews

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Investment Options Available

 Kotak SecuritiesTrade Smart Online
Stock / Equity
Initial Public Offers (IPO)
Mutual Funds
Bond / NCD
Other Investment Options

Customer Service Offered

 Kotak SecuritiesTrade Smart Online
24/7 Customer Service
Email Support
Onine Live Chat
Phone Support
Toll Free Number
Through Branches

Research / Tips / Reports Published

 Kotak SecuritiesTrade Smart Online
Daily Market Report
Free Tips
Quarterly Result Analysis
News Alerts

Suitable for Investor Category

 Kotak SecuritiesTrade Smart Online
Casual Investor
Active Investor


Pros, Cons and Other Review Comments

 Kotak SecuritiesTrade Smart Online
  • Kotak Security is a full services broker offering wide range of investment options and research reports.
  • Kotak Securities has extended network of 1400+ branches across India.
  • It offers 3-in-1 account, the combination of broker account, bank account and a demat account. All these accounts are linked together and work seamlessly to make stock market investment very easy especially for beginners in stock market.
  • Kotak offers 5 different trading platforms to fulfill almost all customer requirements.

More Advantages...

  • Unlike most of the discount brokers; Trade Smart Online offers 3 unique brokerage plans designed in such a way that it suits every trading strategy. Switching between these plans is made very easy which offers great flexibility.
  • TSO offers investing in Mutual Funds, bonds and Offer For Sale (OFS). These financial instruments are not available with most discount brokers including other popular discount brokers like Zerodha and RKSV.
  • Excellent referral benefits are available. Customer receives 10% credit of the brokerage generated by the clients referred by them.
  • No minimum amount is needed to open or maintain trading account with TSO.
  • Customer service is available through live chat on its website. This is very convenient for many customers.
  • Trade Smart Online is in the stock broking industry since 1994.
  • TSO's online knowledgebase has lot information which is helpful for most customers.

More Advantages...

  • The brokerage changed by them of higher than the discount brokers.
  • Commodity trading is available through another company 'Kotak Commodity Services Ltd'.

More Disadvantages...

  • Call and Trade is charged at extra Rs 20 per executed order.
  • Physical contract notes Rs 20 per contract note + courier charges
  • 24/7 customer service is not available.
  • Facility to invest in IPO's is not available.
  • Doesn't provide daily market report, free tips, news alerts and technical analysis.
  • 3-in-1 accounts are not available as company doesn't provide banking services.

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