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 Kotak Securities Stock Trading, Demat, Brokerage and Reviews

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 traditional broker in India providing wide range of investment options to its customers including Trading in Equity & Derivatives, Investment in IPO's, Mutual Funds, Fixed Deposits, Bonds and many more share market related investment products.

Kotak Sec is the member of BSE and NSE, the popular stock exchanges in India. Company provides stock trading facilities though many ways including trading terminal, website, mobile application, trading though branches and call & trade.

Like other tradition brokers in India, Kotak offers facility of Margin Finance, Margin against Securities, Fundamental and Technical analysis, Research Reports & Tips, SMS alerts and Portfolio Management Services (PMS).

Kotak Security is also the member of National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL) and Central Depository Services Limited (CDSL) and provides its own depository services to the customers.

The 3-in-1 account is the key offering of Kotak Securities. The Trinity Account [3 in 1 Account] offers 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.

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Kotak Securities Share Broker
Rated 2.96/5 based on 72 customer reviews
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Kotak Securities's Trading Platforms

Kotak Securities offers multiple trading platforms to suite investor's requirement. Following are the trading platforms available by Kotak Sec:

  1. Website Based Trading A stock treading website which can be accessed though any popular Web Browser. This is the most convenient and popular way to invest with Kotak Securities. Kotak also offers a light weight trading website 'Xtralite', which can be used by investors with slow speed internet.
  2. Trading Terminals (KEATProX and FASTLANE) Kotak offers two different trading terminal based application which are very popular among stock traders. KEATProX is an exe based installable desktop application providing fastest trading experience. FASTLANE is a Java applet based application which gives you a trading terminal kind of experience without any installation on your computer. FASTLANE gives KEATProX like features and the benefits of website based trading as it can be access from anywhere though web browser.
  3. Mobile Stock Trading Kotak offers high speed mobile based application to trade in Stock Market. Through this mobile app, a customer can Execute Trades, Monitor Portfolio, View Streaming Quotes and Intraday Charts.
  4. Branch Advisory and Call & Trade Kotak also offers trading facility though its 1400+ branches and though call centers using call & trade facility.

Account Types

Kotak offers different account types according to users requirement:

  1. AutoInvest

    AutoInvest is a unique Online Trading Account which provide investment planning in Gold ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds), Equities and Mutual Funds to their customers. Gold ETFs are mutual fund schemes that will invest the money collected from their investors in standard gold bullion.

    Kotak's advisor gives the recommendation according to investor's risk capability and investment plans. Minimum investment of Rs 5000 required for AutoInvest account.

  2. Kotak Gateway

    Kotak Gateway account opens the gateway to a world of investing opportunities for beginners. Kotak Gateway user can trade anywhere, anytime using internet. Kotak also offers call and trade facility. Investor can also trade Currency Derivative using Kotal gateway account.

    Kotak Securities provide SMS alert, research report, free news and market updates to the account holders. Best feature of Kotak gateway is call and trade facility. Anybody can activate Kotak Gateway account with any amount between Rs 20,000 to 5, 00,000. This can be in form of cash deposit or the value of the shares you buy. Brokerage will be charged based on the account type. For intraday trading brokerage is .06% both sides for less then 25 lakhs and .023% for more then 25 crores.

  3. Kotak Privilege Circle

    Kotak Privilege Circle is the premium investment account offed by Kotak Securities. Along with Kotak Gateway account benefits Kotak provides independent market expertise and support through a dedicated relationship manager and a dedicated customer service desk which provides assistance in opening accounts, handling day-to-day problems, and more. They provides KEAT premium which is an exclusive online tool that lets you monitor what is happening in the market and view your gains and losses in real-time.

    One can activate Kotak Privilege Circle account with any amount more than Rs. 10,00,000 as margin, by way of cash or stock. For intraday trading brokerage is .06% both sides for less then 25 lakhs and .03% for more then 25 crores.

  4. Kotak Freedom for Mutual Fund Investments.
  5. Kotak Super Saver, a Flat Brokerage and a Low Margin account.
  6. PMS (Portfolio Management Service), an account for people who need an expert to help to manage their investments.
  7. NRI Account, a online trading an investment account for NRI investors.
  8. Trinity Account [3-in-1 Account]

    Trinity Account is an integrated account that helps investors enjoy the benefits of a Online Trading Account, Bank Account, Demat Account on a single platform for your securities transaction. This account gives convenience of fund transfer and online trading.

    Kotak 3-in-1 Account

Kotak Securities Brokerage Charges 2015

Account opening fees:

  • Trading Account Opening Charges (One Time): Rs 750
  • Trading Annual maintenance charges (AMC): Rs 0
  • Demat Account Opening Charges (One Time): -
  • Demat Account Annual Maintenance Charges (AMC): Rs 600 per annum

Trading Brokerages:

Kotak Gateway (Fixed Brokerage) (* All charges are on both sides)
  • Delivery Based Trades: 0.49%
  • Intra-day Trades: 0.049%
  • Futures Trades: 0.049%
  • Options Trades: Rs. 100/- per lot or 1% on premium which ever is higher
Kotak Gateway (Variable Brokerage) (* All charges are on both sides)
  • Delivery Based Trades Brokerages: 0.59% to 0.18% (For trading amount of '< 1lakh' to '> 2 crore')
  • Intra-day Trades Brokerages: 0.06% to 0.03% both sides (For trading amount of '< 25 lakhs' to '> 5 crore')
  • F&O Trades Brokerages (Intraday): 0.07% to 0.023% both sides (For trading amount of '< 2 crores' to '> 25 crores')
  • F&O Trades Brokerages (Settlement): 0.09% to 0.032% both sides (For trading amount of '< 2 crores' to '> 25 crores')
  • Options Trades: Rs. 100/- per lot

Kotak Securities Demat Account Charges:

Sr Account Head Rate Minimum Payable
1 Dematerialisation Rs.50/- per request and Rs.3/- per certificate --
2 Rematerialisation Rs.10/- for 100 shares Rs. 15/-
3 Debit Transactions - On Market and Off Market 0.04% of the value of securities (Plus NSDL charges as applicable) Rs. 27/- (Plus NSDL charges as applicable)
4 Account Maintenance Charges
  • Resident Indian
  • NRI
  • Rs. 50/-per month
  • Rs. 75/-per month
5 Pledge Charges 0.05% of the value of securities Rs. 30/-
6 Invocation of Pledge 0.04% of the value of securities Rs. 30/-
7 Charge for Client Master change intimation Rs.25/-


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How to open account with Kotak Securities Ltd?

There are 3 simple ways to open an account with Kotak Sec:

  • Call at one of the below number and ask to open an account with them.
    Toll Free No.: 1800-222-299, 1800-209-9191
  • Visit one of their nearest branches.
  • Fill online account application form on Kotak Securities website.

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Kotak Securities Advantages

  1. Kotak Securities website provides wide range of investment options. This includes investment in equity, IPOs, Bonds, FDs, ETFs, Mutual Funds, Currency Derivatives etc.
  2. Along with the online trading facility, customer gets access to 1400+ branches for help on investment and issue resolution.
  3. Kotak Securities provide daily SMS alerts, market pointers, periodical research reports, stock recommendations etc. to help the customers.
  4. Online Chat facility is available to support customer.
  5. Kotak security offers easy integration of trading account with Citibank, HDFC Bank, UTI Bank and Kotak Mahindra Bank.

Kotak Securities Disadvantages

  1. Kotak Securities is a Full Services Broker. The brokerage charged by them is higher than the Discount Brokers.

Kotak Securities Complaints Recieved at BSE / NSE:

Number of customer complaints lodged against share broker Kotak Securities:

Exchange Financial Year Number of Clients * Total Complaints **
BSE 2014-15 887,778 17
NSE 2014-15 253,601 110
BSE 2013-14 789,341 38
NSE 2013-14 223,280 188
BSE 2012-13 712,313 46
NSE 2012-13 674,160 197
BSE 2011-12 625,312 85
NSE 2011-12 617,855 163

* 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.

Broker complaints in India - Year wise complaints recieved by exchange

Useful links about Kotak Securities

  1. Website: http://www.kotaksecurities.com

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About this review:
Title: Kotak Securities Stock Trading, Demat, Brokerage and Reviews
Author: Chittorgarh.com Team
Date published: 1/10/2015 2:44:00 PM
Category: Stock Broker
Rating: 2.96 out of 5
Votes: 72

Kotak Securities Ltd Reviews


169. Karthik Kumar  Mar 21, 2015 5:13:00 PM IST |  Reply 

Hi All,
Those who are wanting open with Kotak, read this post as I am a former client of Kotak, with whom I closed my account recently after I couldn''t take their unfair outright cheating brokrage practices.

#1 If you are an options trader, then Kotak is a nightmare come true. Before closing my account I did a BankNifty option trade with them. The total cost of the option was 10,000. I sold it for a profit of 750. When I got the contract note to my shock the total brokrage was 250+250 (Buy+Sell)!!!!!! When I contact Kotak, they said the brokrage will always be "Whichever is higher"!! I opened my account with Reliance, now paying a brokrage of 55 Flat per lot, but will soon open account with RKSV, they are flat 20 per trade.

Go for Kotak if you want to fund their thousands of offices accross India. If you want to keep 99%+ of your total profits go for RKSV/Zerodha.

PS:Did I also mention a minimum brokrage of 21 for equity?

168. Ajit  Mar 14, 2015 9:44:48 PM IST |  Reply 

Sir, I want to open only trading account with Kotak Securities as I trade only in F&O. Can I get KeatPro for this??

167. venkstesh  Mar 14, 2015 5:40:39 PM IST |  Reply 

I am using the services of kotak securities. They are fraud,charge high brokerage, never get in touch with you once your trading account is opened and never respond to your phone calls. Dont waste your hard earned money by going for their services.

167.1. kotak securities  Mar 17, 2015 11:59:28 AM IST | 

Hi Venkstesh,

We would like to understand the matter and address your concerns. Request you to share your client ID and contact details at Email for our customer service team can get in touch with you soon.

Team Kotak Securities

166. AYUSH AGARWAL  Mar 10, 2015 10:11:06 PM IST |  Reply 

I am seriously thinking of changing my broker.

0.59% + tax brokerage on delivery and 675 + tax annual charges despite being a privy account holder. Poor android app. Half of my profits are eaten up by brokerage.


Brokerage - Very Poor
Account Maintenance Fees - Very Poor
Website Usability - Average
Customer Service - Above Average
Overall Experience - Very Poor

166.1. kotak securities  Mar 11, 2015 3:45:59 PM IST | 

Hi Ayush,

We regret the inconvenience caused and we would like to connect with you regarding your post. Request you to share your client ID and contact details at Email for us to get in touch with you at the earliest.

Team Kotak Securities

165. Sunny Sapra  Mar 4, 2015 6:00:19 PM IST |  Reply 

I have account with kotak

one problem is very much high with them.............they change their margin percentage.........in future trade, scrip to scrip..........in between the trade settlement

which leads sometimes unnecssary losses.......due to lack of margin for overbought/sell postions

otherwise my experince is quite satasafactory with them.

164. Manik  Feb 16, 2015 11:08:20 AM IST |  Reply 

I agree with teh comments below.. After read the comments i still went ahead and open the acocunt with Kotak as I bank with them and being one of premium customer for Kotak I thought they will provide teh brokerage promised.. But to my horror even after the changes deing done on the account opening pages they didn''t up that brokerage / minimum charge but the standard.. Queries to the account opening agent and customer service have not been responded in last 2 weeks... If they do this to teh existing premium customer I can''t beleive what they will do with only securities customer.. Avoid them.. I have been doing broking with sharekhan for 10 years without issue so will continue with them

164.1. kotak securities  Feb 16, 2015 6:15:48 PM IST | 

Hi Manik,

We regret the inconvenience caused. Request you to please share your client ID & contact details with us at Email for our customer service team to get in touch with you and address your concerns at the earliest.

Team Kotak Securities

164.2. manik  Feb 18, 2015 12:06:28 PM IST | 

Kotak Securities,

I wrote this message after contacting you on the email id given in teh message as that is teh escalation id.. Your first levcel support atleast acknoledged the complaint.. but I never ever received a response form this email id.. Not sure if escalation works if there is no response.. The query id for first level is 9846072


164.3. kotak securities  Feb 24, 2015 9:33:09 AM IST | 

Hi Manik,

We believe our concerned team has got in touch with you regarding your concerns and the issue has been resolved to your satisfaction. Please do let us know if you require any further assistance.

Team Kotak Securities

164.4. Manik  Feb 24, 2015 11:57:31 AM IST | 

Kotak Securities,

No one got in touch with me nor called to ask the issue. I do acknoledge I received a email with chnages done to my account, I am not debating if it is to my satisfaction or not as it seems I am banging my head to a wall since last 2 months to get what i signed up an easier to move on than get it resolved.I beleive you have a right to price your product at any level and its my choice to take it or not. Problem is Kotak should have never opened account in first place with a commitment they are not going to fulfill.

But just wanted to put a word saying that yes I did get a response at last.

163. varun  Feb 12, 2015 1:59:04 PM IST |  Reply 

Why is the. Do charges of Rs 404debited from my account..

163.1. kotak securities  Feb 13, 2015 12:38:49 PM IST | 

Hi Varun,

We are keen on connecting with you to address the concerns you have highlighted in the post. Please share your client ID and contact details at Email so we can get in touch soon.

Team Kotak Securities

162. randeria  Feb 4, 2015 10:57:19 AM IST |  Reply 

looks like every one has poor experience here ,abt to open new acount here but now i dnt think after so many issue i cn open here..21 cla,poor customer care ,poor information.hidden charges n all

162.1. kotak securities  Feb 5, 2015 10:50:44 AM IST | 

Hi Randeria,

Please share your contact details with us at Email so we can connect with you to address your concerns.

Team Kotak Securities

161. Hemant Kamble  Feb 3, 2015 3:02:27 PM IST |  Reply 

Dear KSL,

I am suffering from loss as your dial n trade executive told me wrong information and told me to do wrong thing the result of that i am suffering the loss and i ask the floor manager to raise the complaint and send the email to me he said ok he will send that but ite more than 1 hours i have not received it please mail me complaint id so i can forward that to sebi to do the further things cos its worst experience with kotak and i will recommend to stay away from kotak

161.1. kotak securities  Feb 4, 2015 8:57:35 AM IST | 

Hi Hemant,

We regret the inconvenience caused. Request you to please share your client ID & contact details with us at Email for our customer service team to get in touch with you and address your concerns at the earliest.

Team Kotak Securities

160. randeria  Feb 1, 2015 4:50:54 PM IST |  Reply 

21rs clause???? no further charges n all...some one guide me here..i hv in nirmal bang dey dnt charge anything like tht.guide me plz

159. randeria  Feb 1, 2015 4:38:01 PM IST |  Reply 

whats 21rs cla?? i was told tht no further charges ....only 3 paisa and 30 paisa delivery charges..can i open account here..

158. MANISH NAWAB  Jan 30, 2015 4:34:36 PM IST |  Reply 


157. MANISH NAWAB  Jan 30, 2015 4:17:09 PM IST |  Reply 


156. prashanth  Jan 21, 2015 6:00:07 PM IST |  Reply 

Avoid if you want to your hard earned money. I already opened a account with zerodha, currently selling my holdings one by one and transferring them to zerodha.

156.1. kotak securities  Jan 22, 2015 1:43:51 PM IST | 

Hi Prashanth,

We would like to connect with you to address the concerns you have highlighted in the post. Request you to share your client ID and contact details with us at Email for us to get in touch with you.

Team Kotak Securities

155. k mohanan  Jan 15, 2015 7:28:08 PM IST |  Reply 

By reading all these, I decided not to join kotak.

154. gurumurthy  Jan 9, 2015 11:43:22 AM IST |  Reply 

Kotak charges very high brokerages.very very poor

154.1. kotak securities  Jan 9, 2015 5:18:24 PM IST | 

Hi Gurumurthy,

We would like to understand the matter and address your concerns. Kindly share your client ID and contact details at Email so that our customer service team can get in touch with you.

Team Kotak Securities

153. Suresh  Jan 5, 2015 1:30:26 PM IST |  Reply 

How to convert my demat account to BSDA account??

152. Dipankar  Jan 3, 2015 2:06:22 PM IST |  Reply 

At time a/c open they have nt say the hidden brokerage..now they are taking 2% brokerage per unit extra 21/-. Strange..

152.1. kotak securities  Jan 5, 2015 12:57:57 PM IST | 

Hi Dipankar,

We would like to connect with you to resolve the matters you have highlighted in the post. Request you to share your client ID and contact details at Email for us to get in touch with you.

Team Kotak Securities

151. Dipankar chakraborty  Jan 3, 2015 1:36:52 PM IST |  Reply 

I am a During trading 2% brokerage is applied. Bt website is nt showing thst. I am operating thru an authorised kotak advisor. Pls help

150. Samirr  Jan 3, 2015 12:40:42 AM IST |  Reply 


it is strange that they don''t have simple intraday.
its horrible.
even their FAQs are not clear. also, I don''t see any my current brokerage anywhere in my account. strange.

150.1. kotak securities  Jan 5, 2015 12:56:35 PM IST | 

Hi Samirr,

We request you to share your client ID and contact details with us at Email for our customer service team to get in touch with you and address your concerns at the earliest.

Team Kotak Securities

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