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 Standard Chartered Vs HSBC Invest Direct Share Broker Comparison

The side-by-side comparison of Standard Chartered Securities (India) Limited and HSBC Invest Direct Ltd stock brokers in India. The comparison below highlights the similarities and differences between Standard Chartered and HSBC Invest Direct'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 Standard Chartered and HSBC Invest Direct.


Standard Chartered Securities (India) Limited

HSBC Invest Direct Ltd

About the Broker Standard Chartered – STCI Capital Markets Limited (formerly UTI Securities Ltd), is a leading broking company in India, provides a wide range of financial services including Investment Banking, Institutional Equity & Derivative Broking, Fixed Income,... Know more about Standard Chartered Securities (India) Limited     On Oct 17th 2013; HSBC announced shutting down its retail broker business and depository services operated under HSBC InvestDirect Securities. click here to read more. HSBC InvestDirect (India) Limited (HIL) is one of the India's ... Know more about HSBC Invest Direct Ltd
Type of Broker Full Service Broker Full Service Broker
Supported Exchnage BSE, NSE, MCX BSE, NSE
Account Type EASY TRADE 3 in 1 Account
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Stock Broker Fees / Charges

 Standard CharteredHSBC Invest Direct
Trading Account Opening Fees Rs 500 Rs 950
Trading Account AMC Rs 0
Demat Account Opening Fees Nil Rs 0
Demat Account AMC Rs 600 Rs 600
Demat Account is Mandatory?

Trading Brokerage Charges

 Standard CharteredHSBC Invest Direct
Equity Delivery Brokerage 0.50% 0.75% to 0.25%
Equity Intraday Brokerage 0.05% 0.05% to 0.03%
Equity Futures Brokerage 0.05% 0.05% to 0.03%
Equity Options Brokerage 1% on premium or Rs.100 per Lot Rs 100 to Rs 40 Per Lot
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage 0.05%
Currency Options Trading Brokerage 1% on premium or Rs.100 per Lot
Commodity Trading Brokerage NA
Other Brokerage Charges Advisory SMS - Rs 50 per month
Minimum Brokerage Charges Rs 25 Rs 25

Transaction Charges

 Standard CharteredHSBC Invest Direct
Equity Delivery
Equity Intraday
Equity Futures
Equity Options
Currency Futures
Currency Options

Share Broker Features

 Standard CharteredHSBC Invest Direct
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
Intraday Square-off Time
Other Features Trading software terminal: Super Trade

Broker Ratings (Average User Rating)

 Standard CharteredHSBC Invest Direct
  5 Customer Reviews    Rate Standard Chartered 5 Customer Reviews    Rate HSBC Invest Direct
Fees Ratings 4.0 3.0
Trading Brokerage Rating 3.4 3.8
Trading Platform Usability 3.8 4.0
Customer Service Ratings 3.8 3.4
Overall Ratings Rated 4.0 stars Rated 3.6 stars
Broker Rating Standard Chartered is Rated 4.0 / 5 based on 5 customer reviews HSBC Invest Direct is Rated 3.6 / 5 based on 5 customer reviews

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Investment Options Available

 Standard CharteredHSBC Invest Direct
Stock / Equity
Initial Public Offers (IPO)
Mutual Funds
Bond / NCD
Other Investment Options

Customer Service Offered

 Standard CharteredHSBC Invest Direct
24/7 Customer Service
Email Support
Onine Live Chat
Phone Support
Toll Free Number
Through Branches

Research / Tips / Reports Published

 Standard CharteredHSBC Invest Direct
Daily Market Report
Free Tips
Quarterly Result Analysis
News Alerts

Suitable for Investor Category

 Standard CharteredHSBC Invest Direct
Casual Investor
Active Investor


Pros, Cons and Other Review Comments

 Standard CharteredHSBC Invest Direct

More Advantages...

- 3-in-1 Account - Prepaid plans available for high volume traders.

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More Disadvantages...

- Very high brokerage for retail investors (0.75% for less than Rs 2 lakh per month in cash delivery segment)

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Promotions / Offers

Special Offer: Zero Trading Account Opening Fees with Flat Rs. 1 per transaction

Standard Chartered Securities 3-in-1 account offering Rs 0 Account opening fees with flat rs 1 / transaction.

This offer is valid for 1 year for 3-in-1 accounts opened between 26/02/2013 to 31/03/2013.

Below are few important terms and condition which makes this offer almost useless:

  1. Only applicable for new customer.
  2. Offer can only be used on BUY Transaction in DELIVERY based EQUITY trading (Cash and Carry).
  3. Customer has to generate minimum brokerage of Rs 5000 in 1 year though there standard brokerage of 0.50%, which is very high.
  4. Rs 1 brokerage will be on refundable basis after customer reaches Rs 5000 brokerage limit.
  5. Offer is only valid with 3-in-1 account.
  6. Bank account’s Average Quarterly Balance should be Rs 5000.
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