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ICICIdirect is one of the largest full-service retail stockbrokers with a range of brokerage plans to suit each investor type. ICICIdirect brokerage plans include various low-cost schemes that allow brokerage-free Futures trading and access to various value-added services. The value-added services differ from plan to plan and include instant fund withdrawal in case of sell trades, exclusive research content, buy now and pay later, etc.

ICICIdirect has four brokerage plans to offer to its customers:

  1. ICICIdirect Prime Plan

    The Prime plan is a revolutionary plan with yearly and lifetime subscription plans that offer more than 50% brokerage reduction across all products. The other plan benefits include an instant payout for sold stocks, access to exclusive research, reduced interest on delayed payments, and a complimentary Bullet Plan (that allows brokerage-free Intraday trading for trades squared off within 5 minutes.

    Read ICICIdirect Prime Plan for more details.

  2. ICICIdirect Neo Plan

    The Neo Plan offers brokerage-free Equity Futures Trading and Rs 20 per order for Equity Intraday, Currency, and Commodity trading irrespective of the trade value. The Equity Delivery gets charged at 0.55% of the transaction value.

    The Neo Plan is available at Rs 299 with lifetime validity and offers various benefits like margin funding, free research, and instant fund withdrawal. The Neo plan also helps to reduce the brokerage across products when combined with the ICICIdirect Prime plan.

    Read the ICICIdirect Neo plan for more details.

  3. ICICIdirect Prepaid Brokerage Plan

    The ICICIdirect Prepaid plan, also known as the ICICIdirect Lifetime Prepaid Brokerage plan, is a discount brokerage plan that helps you save up to 55-87% brokerage across products. The Prepaid plan comes with a validity of 15 years and the flexibility to opt for a refund of the unutilized amount after one year.

    ICICIdirect Prepaid plan offers seven plans to choose from as per your requirements.

    Read ICICIdirect Prepaid Brokerage Plan for more details.

  4. ICICIdirect I-Secure Plan

    I-Secure is a traditional plan of ICICIdirect based on fixed pricing. The I-Secure Plan offers various products like Margin, Margin Plus, Future, Future Plus, Future Plus Stop loss, Options, Options Plus, and Options 195 plan to assist in easier trading.

    Read ICICIdirect I-Secure Plan for more details.

ICICIdirect Account Charges

ICICIdirect offers stock trading account and Demat account services. Customer pays the fees, commission and taxes while trading with ICICIdirect. ICICIdirect fee structure and trading commission rates are explained as below.

To open ICICIdirect account you have to pay account opening charges and annual maintenance charges (AMC).

ICICIdirect Account Open Charges | ICICIdirect AMC 2023

Trading Account Opening Charges (One Time)Rs 0 (Free)
Trading Annual Maintenance Charges AMC (Yearly Fee)Rs 0 (Free)
Demat Account Opening Charges (One Time)Rs 0 (Free)
Demat Account Annual Maintenance Charges AMC (Yearly Fee)Rs 300 (from 2nd year)

ICICIdirect Brokerage Charges 2023

Customer pays a commission (brokerage) when buying or selling stocks through ICICIdirect. The brokerage charges for equity, commodities and currency derivative trading for ICICIdirect are explained as below.

ICICIdirect ICICI Neo Plan

SegmentBrokerage Fee
Monthly Fee (Fixed)NA
Equity Delivery0.55%
Equity IntradayRs 20 per order
Equity FuturesRs 0 (Free)
Equity OptionsRs 20 per order
Currency FuturesRs 20 per order
Currency OptionsRs 20 per order
Commodity FuturesRs 20 per order
Commodity OptionsRs 20 per order

ICICIdirect I-Secure Plan

SegmentBrokerage Fee
Monthly Fee (Fixed)NA
Equity Delivery0.55%
Equity Intraday0.275%
Equity Futures0.05%
Equity OptionsRs 95 per lot
Currency FuturesRs 20 per order
Currency OptionsRs 20 per order
Commodity FuturesRs 20 per order
Commodity OptionsRs 20 per order

ICICIdirect Demat Account Charges 2023

The Demat account transactions are charged separately from the trading commission. Find ICICIdirect Demat account charges 2023.

ICICIdirect Demat Charges

ICICIdirect trading and demat account opening charges are Rs 0 (Free). ICICIdirect charges Rs 300 (from 2nd year) per year demat account AMC. ICICIdirect demat debit transaction charge of Rs

For Normal Market & Off Market sell (0.04% of trans value for each CID)(subject to minimum ₹30)

For Debt instruments Market & Off Market sell (0.04% of trans value for each CID)(subject to minimum ₹30 & maximum ₹25,000 )

per debit transaction.

ID Transaction Charges
1 Demat Account Opening Charges Rs 0 (Free)
2 Transaction Charges (Buy)
3 Transaction Charges (Sell)

For Normal Market & Off Market sell (0.04% of trans value for each CID)(subject to minimum ₹30)

For Debt instruments Market & Off Market sell (0.04% of trans value for each CID)(subject to minimum ₹30 & maximum ₹25,000 )

4 Annual Maintenance Charges (AMC)

For Individual account: ₹700 p.a.

For Corporate account: ₹1500 p.a.

5 Demat + Courier charges

₹50 Per Demat Request Form and ₹10 For Each Certificates

6 Remat

₹25 + CDSL charges at actual

7 Pledge Creation

0.02% or minimum of ₹35

8 Pledge Creation Confirmation

0.02% or minimum of ₹35

9 Pledge Invocation

0.02% or minimum of ₹35

10 Failed Transactions
11 Other Charges

₹200 for restoring services if account is suspended for non payment of charges.

ICICIdirect Transaction Charges (Exchange Turnover Charge)

A combination of Exchange Turnover Charge and Trade Clearing Charge. Know more about Transaction Charges .

ICICIdirect Transaction Charges 2023

SegmentTransaction Fee
Equity DeliveryNSE Rs 325 per Cr (0.00325%) | BSE Rs 375 per Cr (0.00375%) (each side)
Equity IntradayNSE Rs 325 per Cr (0.00325%) | BSE Rs 375 per Cr (0.00375%) (sell side)
Equity FuturesNSE Rs 190 per Cr (0.0019%) | BSE Rs 0
Equity OptionsNSE Rs 5000 per Cr (0.05%) | BSE Rs 3700 per Cr (0.037%) (on premium)
Currency FuturesNSE Rs 90 per Cr (0.0009%) | BSE Rs 90 per Cr (0.0009%)
Currency OptionsNSE Rs 4000 per Cr (0.04%) | BSE Rs 100 per Cr (0.001%) (on premium)
CommodityGroup A - Rs 260 per Cr (0.0026%)

ICICIdirect Trading Taxes

ICICIdirect charges government taxes and fees in addition to the brokerage. These ICICIdirect trading taxes are shows in the contract note sent to the customer at the end of the day. The below table can be used for the ICICIdirect tax calculation.

ICICIdirect Tax on Trading

Tax ICICIdirectRates

Securities Transaction Tax (STT)

  • Equity Delivery: 0.1% on both Buy and Sell
  • Equity Intraday: 0.025% on the Sell Side
  • Equity Futures: 0.01% on Sell Side
  • Equity Options: 0.05% on Sell Side(on Premium)
  • Commodity Futures: 0.01% on sell side (Non-Agri)
  • Commodity Options: 0.05% on sell side
  • Currency F&O: No STT
  • On Exercise transaction: 0.125%
  • Right to entitlement: 0.05% on sell side

Exchange Transaction Charges

Refer table above


18% on (Brokerage + Transaction Charge + SEBI Fee)

SEBI Charges

0.0001% (₹10/Crore) of the turnover (except for Agri futures where it is Rs 1 per crore)

Stamp Duty

(On buy side only) Delivery: 0.015%, Intraday: 0.003%, Equity Futures: 0.002%, Equity Options: 0.003%, and Currency F&O: 0.0001%.

Commodity Futures: 0.002%, Commodity Options: 0.003% (MCX)

ICICIdirect Special Offer

ICICIdirect Neo Plan (Discount Brokerage)

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  • Free Account Opening
  • Brokerage-Free Equity Futures trading
  • Flat Rs. 20 per trade brokerage in Options, Currency F&O and Commodity futures in BSE, NSE and MCX
  • Free trading tips
  • Get funds in your bank account in just 5 minutes of selling stocks

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. 1. How much ICICI Direct charges?

    ICICI customer pays Rs 975 one-time fees to open a 3-in-1 account with ICICI Direct. The default brokerage plan offers equity delivery at 0.55%, Intraday at 0.275% each side, Futures at 0.05% and options at Rs 95 per lot.

    In addition to brokerage charges, the customer has to pay various government taxes, demat debit transaction charges and annual maintenance change of Rs 700.

    ICICI Direct also offers Prepaid Plans and Prime Plans which reduces brokerage rate for frequent traders.

    Visit the ICICI Direct Brokerage Charges page for more detail.



  2. 2. How ICICIDirect calculates brokerage?

    ICICIDirect follows a % based brokerage model wherein a percentage of the total trading value is charged subject to a minimum fee. The percentage varies from plan to plan.

    By default, ICICI Direct customers have an I-Secure plan. In this plan, they charge 0.55% brokerage for equity delivery trades and 0.275% for intraday.

    ICICI Direct Brokerage Calculation

    • If you buy 1000 shares of Rs 100 each share, you pay Rs 550 brokerage + taxes.
    • If you sell 1000 shares of Rs 100 each share, you again pay Rs 550 brokerages + taxes.


    • The ICICI Direct minimum brokerage is Rs 35 per trade or 2.5% whichever is lower.
    • Brokerage on stocks priced up to Rs 10 is at Rs 0.05 per share or Rs 35 whichever is higher.



  3. 3. How to check brokerage plan in ICICIDirect?

    ICICI offers a range of brokerage plans to its customer. You can check your current brokerage plan by login into your ICICI Direct online trading account. To check the brokerage plan, please take the following steps:

    • Login to your ICICI Direct Account.
    • Go to the Customer Service Page.
    • In the left navigation under 'My Profile' click on 'Select brokerage Plan'.
    • Check your current plan or make changes.



  4. 4. What is ICICI Direct brokerage?

    ICICI Direct offers 4 brokerage plans to customers. The brokerage charges vary by these plans.

    1. ICICI Direct I-Secure Plan is the default plan of ICICI Securities customers. It charges 0.55% brokerage on turnover for equity delivery trades and 275% for intraday. This is a postpaid plan which is most commonly proffered by its customer.
    2. ICICI Direct I-Saver Plan offers brokerage based on the trading volume, i.e. high brokerage for low volume and low brokerage for high volume traders. This plan suitable for traders/investors who trade in high volumes and can benefit from the low brokerage. The brokerage charged is in the range of 0.25% to 0.75% for delivery and 0.125% to 0.375% for intraday.
    3. ICICI Direct Prepaid Plan offers a reduced brokerage rate when you buy a prepaid plan. There are 6 prepaid plans available ranging from Rs 10,000 to Rs 300,000 plan. Each plan is valid for 15 years. The brokerage in Rs 10,000 is 0.25% in cash, 0.025% in intra-day and future and Rs 35 per lot for options. The brokerage reduces as you move to a higher prepaid plan.
    4. ICICI Direct Prime Plan offers an eATM facility with reduced brokerage charges for a fixed yearly fee of Rs 900, Rs 4500 or Rs 9500. The brokerage in Rs 900 Prime Plan is 0.25% in cash, 0.025% in intra-day and future and Rs 35 per lot for options. This plan gives Rs 10 lakhs eATM daily limit.



  5. 5. What is ICICI Direct prime?

    The ICICI Direct Prime is a yearly subscription plan that reduces your brokerage by 50% to 60% and allows you to get the money from the sale of shares back in your trading account on the same day, instead of waiting for T+2 days where T is the day of trading.

    The instant credit facility is known as Equity ATM (eATM). Through eATM, customers receive a credit of funds from sell orders within 30 minutes (as against the current payout cycle of T+2). This fund can be immediately utilized to buy shares or pay for margin.

    Read more detail about the ICICIDirect Prime Plan.

    Note: In a normal settlement cycle, it gets T+2 days (T being the day of the trading) to get your money into your trading account when you sell stocks. In ICICI Direct prime plan, the money is available in your eATM on the same day within 30 minutes thus allowing you to reuse it for trade in the other stocks & securities.

    ICICI Direct Prime Plan Facts

    • The plan has a yearly fee of Rs 900, Rs 4500 and Rs 9500.
    • The funds from sell under ICICI Direct Plans are not available in your bank account on the same day. They are available only in your trading account to buy shares or use as margin for intraday trading.
    • You get instant credit of up to Rs 1 Crore when selling stocks without any additional cost. The payout limits differ upon the prime plan you choose.

    ICICI Direct Prime Brokerage Plans

    Prime Plan eATM Daily Limit Brokerage (Equity Cash) Brokerage (Intraday & Futures) Brokerage (Options)

    Rs 900 Yearly

    Rs 10 Lakhs



    Rs 35 per lot

    Rs 4500 Yearly

    Rs 25 Lakhs



    Rs 25 per lot

    Rs 9500 Yearly

    Rs 1 Crore



    Rs 20 per lot

    Steps to subscribe for ICICI Direct Prime Plan

    1. Login to your
    2. Click on 'Customer Service' button into the navigation bar
    3. In the left navigation bar, go to 'My Profile' section
    4. Click on the 'Select Brokerage Plan' link
    5. Choose 'Prime Plan' and select one of the prime plans
    6. Submit the request

    The plan subscription fee is automatically deducted from your linked ICICI bank account. You get a confirmation email once the new plan is active.



  6. 6. What is eATM in ICICI Direct?

    ICICI Direct Equity ATM (eATM) is a facility wherein you will receive the money from selling shares in 30 minutes into your trading account (not bank account). In a normal settlement cycle, the money is credited on T+2 working day excluding holidays.

    eATM facility is available through ICICI Direct Prime Plan. The prime plans are available at a fixed yearly cost of Rs 900, Rs 4500 or Rs 9500.

    Key Features of eATM orders:

    • Money credited in 30 minutes of the sell
    • The credit of up to Rs 1 Crore per day (amount varies by the plan)

    Note: The credit available through eATM is only available in your trading account. This fund can be used to buy shares or paying margin for intraday trading. The funds are not available in your bank account and thus you cannot withdraw the funds.



  7. 7. What is ICICI Direct prepaid brokerage plan?

    The ICICI Direct Prepaid Brokerage Plan allows you to trade at 50% to 80% less brokerage charge when you pay an upfront payment of brokerage. The ICICI prepaid brokerage has a validity of 15 years.

    It is like a prepaid mobile phone plan which has validity and you have to pay the money in advance.

    ICICI Direct offers 6 prepaid plans. The brokerage charges reduce when you buy a higher-priced plan.

    For example, the Rs 10,000 plan has equity delivery brokerage of 0.25% and the Rs 3 lakhs has it at 0.09%. In both cases, it's significantly lower from the default brokerage of 0.55%.

    Visit ICICI Direct Prepaid Brokerage Plan to check the brokerage plans.


    • In Intra-day Futures & Options, both buy and sell Legs of trade will be charged as per applicable brokerage rates.
    • Brokerage for Penny Stocks, NCDs and Bonds will be as per the equity trading rates applicable to your prepaid plan.
    • You can exit the plan and take the refund of the unutilized amount after 1 Year from the date of subscription.
    • The prepaid brokerage account is non-transferable.
    • No interest will be paid on the prepaid brokerage plan.
    • The prepaid amount cannot be used for trading.



  8. 8. What is bullet brokerage in ICICI Direct?

    The ICICI Direct bullet brokerage allows you to do brokerage free intraday trading which are squared-off within 5 minutes by the customer. ICICI doesn't charge any brokerage for an intraday position squared-off in less than 5 minutes. However, other charges and taxes will be applicable as per your brokerage plan.

    This plan is offered on Intraday Margin plus facility.



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3. Naganathan   I Like It. |Report Abuse|  Link|February 7, 2023 10:43:18 AMReply
They are charging Rs20. for delivary from Demat account . The charges are at selling/ delivery point. There is no change for delivery charges in any scheme.
2. PRASHANT   I Like It. |Report Abuse|  Link|January 3, 2023 3:37:08 PMReply
ICICI Direct have poor sevices.
The following are the drawback of NEO Plan:
1. F&O transactions are square off without consent.
2. No option to convert the stock in delivery if you buy it in Margin order.
3. No option to place stoploss in F&O and delivery segment.
1. Raviraj   I Like It. |Report Abuse|  Link|May 15, 2020 6:15:00 AMReply
Details of Plans for mutual fund transactions charges
1.1. Jay I   I Like It. |Report Abuse|  Link|September 30, 2020 3:40:32 PM
Kindly avoid ICICI Securities. Brokerage is high. I kept my trading account idle, and now operating with India Infoline
1.2. Tejas S   I Like It. |Report Abuse|  Link|November 26, 2021 1:02:00 PM
Avoid ICICI direct worst service and charges.