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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, India's top financial service provider offering banking and other financial services. ICICI Securities offers 'online trading and investment' services to over 20 lakhs customers through ICICI Direct ( is the flagship website of ICICI Bank. This website offers a complete suite of investment products such as Online Equity Trading, Derivatives Trading, Mutual Fund & IPO, Fixed Deposit, Bond, NCD, wealth products, Home Loans, Loan against Securities etc.; all under one login. is among the most visited investment portals in India.

The 3-in-1 account, which includes ICICI Bank Account, ICICI Trading Account and ICICI Demat Account, is the key offering for retail stock market investors in India. It provides extremely simple and efficient way to invest in stock market and other financial instruments. The customers can visit any of the over 1500 ICICI Bank branches or ICICIDirect offices to get in-person help on financial products which are sold through ICICI direct.

ICICIDirect also offers timely pay-in and pay-out, hassle free settlements and above all local and personalized service.

ICICIDirect Trades In: BSE and NSE

ICICIDirect Rating (by the customers)

361 Votes

Overall Rating Rated 2.5 stars 2.5/5
Fees Rated 2.3 stars 2.3/5
Brokerage Rated 1.8 stars 1.8/5
Usability Rated 3.4 stars 3.4/5
Customer Service Rated 2.8 stars 2.8/5

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ICICIDirect's Trading Platforms

ICICIDirect offers 2 trading platforms to its customers:

1. Share Trading Account (Website Based Trading)

Website based online Share Trading Account by ICICIDirect is primarily for buying and selling of stocks at BSE and NSE.
The ICICIDirect website allows Cash Trading, Margin Trading, MarginPLUS Trading, Spot Trading, Buy Today Sell Tomorrow, IPO Investment, Mutual Fund Investment etc. website is the primary Investment vehicle of ICICI Limited.

2. Trade Racer (Trading Terminal)

Trade Racer is a power packed Trading platform which provides an investor with Live streaming quotes & Research Calls, integrated fund transfer system along with multiple watch list facility. Investor can also do technical analysis with the help advance charting tools. Single Order entry page for Equities and Derivatives, Technical Analysis, Integrated Fund Transfer System, Customized Interface, Intra-day and EOD Charts and Shortcut keys for faster access to markets are some of the key features of Trade Racer Terminal.

Trade Racer Subscription Fee (Cost of using ICICI Trading Terminal)

Trade Racer, the installable trading terminal from ICICI Direct is free for customers who give a brokerage of more than Rs 750 in a month. For others (if the Trade Racer facility is activated by the customer); ICICI charges Rs 75 per month towards subscription for Trade Racer.

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ICICIDirect Brokerage Charges 2018

  • Trading Account Opening Charges (One Time): Rs 975
  • Trading Annual maintenance charges (AMC): Rs 0
  • Demat Account Opening Charges (One Time): Rs 100 (for Agreement Stamp Paper)
  • Demat Account Annual Maintenance Charges (AMC): Rs 500 (Rs 0 for 1st year with 3 in 1 Account)

ICICI offers 2 types of brokerage plans to its customer:

  1. I-Secure Plan (Flat brokerage Plan)

    This plan offers Flat Brokerage (in %) irrespective of turnover value. This plan is suitable for traders / investors looking at secured and fixed brokerage.

  2. I-Saver Plan (Variable brokerage plan)

    This plan offers brokerage based on the trading volume i.e. high brokerage for low volume and low brokerage for high volume trades. This plan suitable for traders / investors who trade in high volumes and can benefit from low brokerage.

ICICIDirect Cash Brokerage

I - Saver Plan
Total Eligible Turnover (Per calendar Quarter) Brokerage (%) Effective Brokerage on Intraday Squareoff
Above Rs 5 Crores 0.25 0.125%
Rs 2 Crores to 5 Crores 0.30 0.150%
Rs 1 Crores to 2 Crores 0.35 0.175%
Rs 50 Lakhs to 1 Crores 0.45 0.225%
Rs 25 Lakhs to 50 Lakhs 0.55 0.275%
Rs 10 Lakhs to 25 Lakhs 0.70 0.350%
Less than Rs 10 Lakhs 0.75 0.375%
I - Secure Plan
Total Eligible Turnover (Per calendar Quarter) Brokerage (Equity Delivery %) Effective Brokerage on Intraday Squareoff
Irrespective of turnover 0.55% 0.275%

ICICIDirect Future & Future Plus Brokerage

I - Saver Plan / I - Secure Plan
For Equity/Currency Futures Equity Future and Future Plus Currency Futures
Total Eligible Turnover per month Brokerage (%) Brokerage on Second leg of Intraday square off (per lot) Brokerage on Second leg of Intraday square off (per lot)
Above Rs 20 Crores 0.030 Rs 15 Rs 10
Rs 10 Crores to 20 Crores 0.035 Rs 15 Rs 10
Rs 5 Crores to 10 Crores 0.040 Rs 15 Rs 10
Less than Rs 5 Crores 0.050 Rs 15 Rs 10

ICICI Margin & Margin Plus Trading Brokerage

I - Saver Plan / I - Secure Plan
Total Eligible Turnover per month Brokerage (%)
Above Rs 20 Crores 0.030
Rs 10 Crores to 20 Crores 0.035
Rs 5 Crores to 10 Crores 0.040
Less than Rs 5 Crores 0.050

ICICI Direct Options Brokerage

I - Saver Plan / I - Secure Plan
Brokerage in Options Total Eligible Lots per month Flat brokerage per contract lot (Rs) Brokerage on Second leg of Intraday square off (per lot)
Above 600 65 Rs 15
301-600 70 Rs 15
151-300 75 Rs 15
61-150 85 Rs 15
0-60 95 Rs 15

ICICI Other Brokergae Charges

  1. Minimum Brokerage ICICIDirect: ICICI charges minimum brokerage of Rs 35 per trade or 2.5% of the trade value whichever is lower.
  2. ICICI charges flat 5 paisa per share (Rs 0.05) brokerage on stocks priced less then Rs 10 per share.

ICICI Depository Service Charges

For Resident Retail Customers and Corporates
Particulars Charges
Account Opening Nil
First Year AMC Nil
Annual Maintenance Charges Rs 600 (Rs 500 for customers receiving e-mail statements)
Buy - Market and Off-Market Nil
Sell - Market and Off-Market and Redemption of MF units (% of transaction value of each ISIN) Max. Rs 500 for debt instruments
Nil for Trades done on
Instruction submitted through Internet (E-inst / IVR) 0.04% (Min. Rs 25 and Max. Rs 25,000)
Instruction submitted through Call Centre 0.04% (Min. Rs 30 and Max. Rs 25,000)
Instruction submitted at Branches 0.04% (Min. Rs 35 and Max. Rs 25,000)
Rejection / fails Rs 30
Extra charges for processing of TIFDs submitted late
(% of transaction value)
Instruction submitted through Internet (E-inst / IVR)
Instruction submitted through Call Centre Nil
Instruction submitted at Branches (accepted at Client's risk) Rs 10 per ISIN
Dematerialisation for each request form Rs 50
Dematerialisation for each extra certificate Rs 3
Rematerialisation Rs 25 for every hundred securities or part
thereof, subject to maximum fee of Rs 3,00,000 or
a flat fee of Rs 25 per certificate, whichever is higher.
Reconversion of MF units Rs 25 per instruction
Closure of Account Nil
Pledge Creation/Closure/Confirmation/ Invocation
(% of value for each ISIN in each request)
If, ICICI Bank is counter party
0.02% (Min. Rs 25 and Max. Rs 25,000)
If, ICICI Bank is not counter party 0.04% (Min. Rs 35 and Max. Rs 25,000)
Additional Account Statements Rs 20

NSDL Charges

Particulars Charges
Annual Maintenance Fee for Corporate Account Rs 500 p.a. (w.e.f October 1, 2013)
Sell - Market and Off-Market Rs 4.50 per debit instruction (Nil for commercial paper and short-term debt instruments)
Reconversion of MF units into SoA Rs 10 per instruction (w.e.f April 1, 2014)
Redemption of MF units through Participants Rs 4.50 per instruction (w.e.f April 1, 2014)
Remat A fee of Rs 10 for every hundred securities or part thereof, subject to maximum fee of Rs 5,00,000 or a flat
fee of Rs 10 per certificate, whichever is higher.
Pledge Creation Rs 25 per instruction

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How to open account with ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd.?

For Online Stock Trading with ICICI, investor needs to open 3 accounts: ICICI Bank Account, ICICI Direct Trading Account and ICICI Demat Account (DP Account).

Note: If you already have a bank account or demat account with ICICI, you could link it with new ICICIDirect trading account.

Opening trading account with ICICI is easy. You could use one of the following options to open account with ICICIDirect.

  • Visit and fill the "Open an Account" form.
  • Call ICICI and tell them that you are interested in opening an account with them.

In both the cases ICICI representative contact you in a day or two and tell you about the procedure to open the account. They usually send somebody to your home to collect documents, signature and for demo if required.

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ICICIDirect Pros and Cons

ICICIDirect Advantages

  1. 3-in-1 account integrates your banking, broking and demat accounts. All accounts are from ICICI and very well integrated. This feature makes ICICI the most interesting player in online trading facility. There is absolutely no manual interfere require. This is truly online trading environment.
  2. Unlike most of the online trading companies in India which require transferring money to the broker's pool or towards deposits, at ICICIDirect you can manage your own demat and bank accounts through Money from selling stock is available in ICICI bank account as soon as the ICICIDirect receive it.
  3. Investment online in IPOs, Mutual Funds, GOI Bonds, and Postal Savings Schemes all from one website. General Insurance is also available from ICICI Lombard.
  4. Trading is available in both BSE and NSE.
  5. Low bandwidth website is available for slow internet connection or for trading from mobile devices.
  6. Through myGTC feature, you can place buy and sell limit orders in equity scripts of your choice; specifying the period for which you want the order instruction to be valid.

ICICIDirect Disadvantages

  1. ICICIDirect brokerage is high and not negotiable.
  2. ICICIDirect doesn't offer commodity trading. With ICICI Trading account you cannot trade at MCX or NCDEX.
  3. With e-Invest account(3-IN-1 concept), the Demat Account has to be opened with ICICI Bank Ltd as the Depository Participant (DP) and the Bank Account has to be opened with ICICI Bank Ltd. as the Banker.
  4. ICICI minimum brokerage charge is Rs 35 per trade which is very high for traders who does small trades.
  5. ICICI Charges Rs 75 per month fee for using Trading Terminal (Trade Racer) if customer pays brokerage of less then Rs 750 per month.
  6. ICICI charges flat Rs 0.05 per share brokerage on stocks quoting upto Rs 10. This makes it very difficult to trade in penny stocks.
  7. ICICI Direct charges Rs 25 per call for call & trade after first 20 free calls in a month.

ICICIDirect Complaints received at BSE / NSE:

Number of customer complained against ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. share broker. The ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. consumer complaints provide the summary of grievance which went to exchange for resolution.

ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. consumer complaints
Exchange Financial Year Number of Clients * Total Complaints **
BSE 2016-17 215,037 4
NSE 2016-17 591,504 99
BSE 2015-16 308,908 27
NSE 2015-16 560,438 153
BSE 2014-15 243,808 43
NSE 2014-15 594,714 161
BSE 2013-14 2,454,063 62
NSE 2013-14 500,733 148
BSE 2012-13 2,202,803 81
NSE 2012-13 2,103,212 192
BSE 2011-12 2,001,501 59
NSE 2011-12 1,942,014 144

* Number of active clients the broker or trading member has. As per SEBI guidelines each broker reports the newly added clients to the exchange though unique client code (ucc) process. The informaiton on this page is provided by the exchange.

** The total number of complaint received against the broker at the given exchange.

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Distinguishing Features of ICICIDirect:

  1. 3-1 account offers great flexibility and worry free transaction between Bank Account, Demat Account and Share Broker Account. Also the website ( has wide ranges of investment products available. This makes investing easy.
  2. "myGTC Orders" is a unique and a very useful feature offered by ICICIDirect. Using this facility, when placing a buy/sell order, a share trader can specify the date until when the order will be valid. GTC is short form of 'Good Till Cancel'.

    For example - You can place an order to buy Reliance Industries shares at Rs 700 (say current market price is Rs 750) and keep the myGTC date, say, one month from now. In this case you order will be valid for next one month at Rs 700. If the share reaches at this price in next one month, the order will automatically execute. It's a hassle free service which helps a lot to many of the investors who has a price in mind and do not want to miss the opportunity to buy/sell share when it reaches to that price.

ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Reviews

560. mohmdnaved khan  Jan 18, 2018 9:29:15 PM IST Reply
What''s expected rs ipo will open
559. mohmdnaved khan  Jan 18, 2018 9:28:57 PM IST Reply
What''s expected rs ipo will open
558. B naveenkumar  Jan 4, 2018 8:18:39 PM IST Reply
What is cost
557. B naveenkumar  Jan 4, 2018 8:18:19 PM IST Reply
What is cost
556. Anthony Joseph  Nov 27, 2017 2:11:31 PM IST Reply
I have 216 shares of New India Assurance (IPO) @770. Today the rate is 640. What should I do sell / hold
556.1. Amit Kumar  Jan 2, 2018 9:14:47 PM IST
Sell immediately at the cmp as it may go down
So plz exit your position and invest in other stock
555. Thukilan  Jan 2, 2018 7:35:19 PM IST Reply
So many hidden charges and high brokerages in ICICI. So i lost my profit exactly 15000rs for the trade value of 250000rs. Go to some other less brokerage fees brokers. Initially ICICI may look less brokerage.But once you start trading it will suck your profit and make you to be in loss
554. Ajaykumarch  Dec 30, 2017 8:43:07 PM IST Reply
This is ajay kumar my father is purchased 30 shares of RIL in 05 th Feb 1998.
I have a physical certificates still now i am not receiving any dividend and bonus shares .
Please let me till now how many bonus( Split Shares) and dividend of my shares.

Please send me details.
553. Praveen Kumar chechani  Dec 29, 2017 12:12:18 AM IST Reply
Plz guide some one suggest to buy metropolition exchange in bulk qty should I apply or not

552. BSK  Dec 22, 2017 6:38:36 PM IST Reply
I surrendered 44 shares of Infosys and ICICI charged me Rs. 387 for it?
Why is ICICI charging brokerage for Buyback offer? There is no function other than forwarding the form to registrar? How can they charge brokerage for it? White collar criminals.
552.1. Ram  Dec 27, 2017 6:09:13 PM IST
I completely agree. I had bought Infy shares as part of buy back in my wife''''s icici direct account. When i computed the total brokerage, it was a whooping 0.758%. This is day-light robbery.
My account is with HDFC/India Bulls- HDFC securities charges 0.53% total and IB even lesser. When I asked the ICICI direct RM about the 50% premium vs HDFC securities, he told some crap about the superiority of ICICI direct portal etc for traders. Total nonsense- for people who want only delivery - why should one pay for so-called superior features for traders. I am moving my wife''''s account to a more fair player.
551. Hyd shares  Dec 17, 2017 5:14:29 PM IST Reply
Not a good feedback from ppl
550. Suresh  Nov 1, 2017 12:12:59 PM IST Reply
I have some shares of Infosys which I need to remit under buyback but ICICI Direct does not have the option , How do I participate in the buyback ?
550.1. Vikash Chandra Singh  Dec 10, 2017 12:16:08 AM IST
Hi, You may check SBI Cap website, they have this option.
549. Prabhakarm  Dec 5, 2017 7:42:52 AM IST Reply
I bought 19 shares in cdsl, hold for two months,
Is it a good decision?
Give some suggestions.
548. Bharat pandey  Dec 1, 2017 4:19:08 AM IST Reply is a best trading platform for retail traders.Its service is excellent .
So management reviews and reduce brokerage for all segments.And also provide for commodity trading in same trading account with extra charges also if he want make it optionable.
547. Prakash Vaishnav  Nov 25, 2017 11:01:27 PM IST Reply
Bharat 22 ETF Units will b credited on Monday afternoon, same can be verified on amc website on Sunday eve. refund to anchor n qib on Monday mrn. Listing Tuesday
546. Neema  Jan 17, 2017 7:55:54 PM IST Reply
ICICI Securities a very nice and useful platform for trading
546.1. PSuresh  Nov 10, 2017 4:58:06 PM IST
I know you should be an employee of ICICI bank So I can understand your forceful comment here.

I have very very worst experience with ICICI direct service platform.

1. They will never inform you that they are deducting any hidden charges like DP charges. It will get deducted monthly from your account just like there account.

2. Brokerage is very very high compared to other competitors brokerages service providers.

3. They will never register your "NOMINEE" details at the time of account opening both in case of saving and d-mat account. you have to go to the bank and fill all necessary forms and take continuous follow up to get nominee registered to your account which is very frustrative.

4. A lot of hidden charges, will not tell you at time of account opening.

So, it''s my honest opinion is that please do not go for ICICI Direct for trading, let me tell you with 100% assurance you will suffer a lot!!
545. balayk  Nov 8, 2017 10:50:48 AM IST Reply
any comments on AB capital for investment
544. P V Ramana murthy  Oct 24, 2017 1:49:44 PM IST Reply
i got paper shares of andhra bank (400 units) on may name and my wife name. given by andhra bank devapur branch. how to get them in to my icicidirect account. pls advise.
543. Rajput dhanraj padamsinh  Sep 24, 2017 6:54:24 PM IST Reply
I am a fresh investor . Shall I go with Godrej agrovet new IPO
543.1. apm  Oct 16, 2017 3:22:33 PM IST
i am A new investor, have you mutual fund is there or not and how will invest the amount in your account can you give clear some idias
542. Ojasgurnani  Oct 14, 2017 8:42:15 PM IST Reply
I have Purchased 100 shares of Karur Vaisya Bank @ 147
How long should i hold to gain profits ?
541. MAYUR LATHIYA  Oct 5, 2017 10:01:28 PM IST Reply
Hello plz ad me in broker Grup


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