ICICI Direct Vs Dhani Stocks NRI Account Comparison

The side-by-side comparison of ICICI Direct and Dhani Stocks NRI Account. Compare ICICI Direct Vs Dhani Stocks NRI Account brokerage charges, exposure margin, demat account and AMC. Read Dhani Stocks and ICICI Direct NRI Account reviews.

Find out ICICI Direct Vs Dhani Stocks which is better NRI Trading Account. See ICICI Direct Vs Dhani Stocks which is best NRI Demat Account.

Our ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. comparison with Dhani Stocks Limited highlights the major differences between two brokers. Find the best between ICICI Direct and Dhani Stocks NRI Account.

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ICICI Direct Vs Dhani Stocks

  ICICI Direct Dhani Stocks
 
ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Logo Dhani Stocks Limited Logo
About the Broker ICICI Bank offers trading and investment opportunities in India stock market to NRIs through ICICI NRI 3-in-1 account. It is a combination of an NRI saving bank account, an NRI Demat, and an NRI trading account. The ICICI 3 in 1 Account for NRI enab... Know more about ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Dhani Stocks is a Discount broker that offers a range of trading and investment services to NRIs. The company offers a 3-in-1 account facility by acting as a single point of contact for opening trading, Demat, banking, Custodial Participant, and PIS ... Know more about Dhani Stocks Limited
Account Type NRI Account NRI Account
Broker Enquiry Open an Online Trading Account with ICICI Direct. Leave your contact info and we will get in touch with you. Open an Online Trading Account with Dhani Stocks. Leave your contact info and we will get in touch with you.
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ICICI Direct Vs Dhani Stocks Charges

  ICICI Direct Dhani Stocks
NRI Account Opening Fees ₹4000 ₹2000
NRI Account AMC ₹0 ₹300
NRI Demat Account Opening Fees Rs 0 (Free) Rs 0
NRI Demat Account AMC Rs 300 (from 2nd year) Rs 300
PIS Account AMC ₹0
RBI approval for PIS (One time) ₹500 + GST ₹500 + GST
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ICICI Direct Vs Dhani Stocks NRI Account Brokerage Comparison

Brokerage Plan

  ICICI Direct Dhani Stocks
Account Type NRI Account NRI Account
Equity Delivery 0.50% - 1.25% 0.50%
Equity Futures 0.03% - 0.05% 0.05%
Equity Options ₹70 to ₹95 ₹100 per lot

Other Charges

Contract Note Reporting Charges
Other Brokerage Charges
TDS Charges on Long Term Gain (Holding > 365 Days) 11.96% 11.96%
TDS Charges on Short Term Gain (Holding <= 365 Days) 17.94% 17.94%
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ICICI Direct Vs Dhani Stocks NRI Account Taxes/Fees

  ICICI Direct Dhani Stocks
Securities Transaction Tax (STT)
  • Equity Intraday: 0.025% (on Sell trade)
  • Equity Delivery: 0.1% (on Buy and Sell)
  • Equity Futures: 0.01% (on Sell trade)
  • Equity Options: 0.05% (on Sell trade premium) or 0.125% (on excersied options)
  • Equity Intraday: 0.025% (on Sell trade)
  • Equity Delivery: 0.1% (on Buy and Sell)
  • Equity Futures: 0.01% (on Sell trade)
  • Equity Options: 0.05% (on Sell trade premium) or 0.125% (on excersied options)
Exchange Transaction Charges Check Exchange Transaction Fee
SEBI Charges 0.00005% (₹5/Crore) 0.00005% (₹5/Crore)
Goods and Services Tax (GST) 18% on (brokerage + transaction charges) 18% on (brokerage + transaction charges)
Stamp Duty 0.01% on delivery based turnover and 0.002% on non-delivery based turnover. 0.01% on delivery based turnover and 0.002% on non-delivery based turnover.
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ICICI Direct Vs Dhani Stocks NRI Account Exposure Margin

  ICICI Direct Dhani Stocks
Equity Delivery 1x 1x
Equity Futures 1x 1x
Equity Options 1x 1x

1x margin means Full SPAN + Exposure margins defined by the exchange across Equity and Derivatives (Equity F&O, currency and commodity) segments. This means the broker does not offer any additional leverage.

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ICICI Direct and Dhani Stocks NRI Account Feature Comparison

  ICICI Direct Dhani Stocks
3-in-1 Account Yes No
Automated Trading No No
Free Research And Tips Yes No
Other Features
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ICICI Direct Vs Dhani Stocks NRI Account Review

  ICICI Direct Dhani Stocks
  449 Customer Reviews    Rate ICICI Direct 4 Customer Reviews    Rate Dhani Stocks
Fees 2.2 3.3
Brokerage 1.7 4.0
Trading Platform 3.3 4.0
Customer Service 2.7 3.5
Overall Rating Rated 2.4 stars Rated 3.5 stars
Broker Rating ICICI Direct is Rated 2.4 / 5 based on 449 customer reviews Dhani Stocks is Rated 3.5 / 5 based on 4 customer reviews
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ICICI Direct Vs Dhani Stocks NRI Investment Options

  ICICI Direct Dhani Stocks
Stocks Yes Yes
Initial Public Offers (IPO) Yes Yes
Mutual Funds Yes Yes
Other Investment Options ETF, Corporate Bonds, NCD, FD, Insurance
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ICICI Direct Vs Dhani Stocks NRI Customer Service

  ICICI Direct Dhani Stocks
Customer Care Number +91-22-28307780 91 22 61891988
Customer Care Email nri@icicidirect.com nriservices@dhani.com
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ICICI Direct Vs Dhani Stocks Order Type Offered for NRI Account

  ICICI Direct Dhani Stocks
Bracket Order Yes Yes
Cover Order Yes Yes
After Market Order(AMO) Yes Yes
Good Till Cancelled (GTC) Yes No
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ICICI Direct Vs Dhani Stocks - NRI Account Advantages and Disadvantages

  ICICI Direct Dhani Stocks
Pros
  1. India's leading stockbroker. Part of the prestigious ICICI group, a financial services conglomerate.
  2. ICICI 3-in-1 NRI Account offers the easiest online trading experience.
  3. It offers an online trading facility with automatic fund transfer and PIS reporting.
  4. Invest online in Mutual Fund, NCD, FD, IPO, etc.
  5. GTC (or GTD, VTD) and AMO order types are available for placing orders in non-trading hours.
  6. It has a very stable trading platform.
  • Online discount broker offering low brokerage charges.
  • 3-in-1 account facility.
  • Online investing with the advanced Dhani Stocks trading platform.
  • Access to online mutual funds investment to NRIs.
  • Part of reputed Indiabulls Group, a diversified financial services company.
  • Free Call and Trade facility.
Cons
  1. While ICICI trading platform gets the job done, it is very old trading software with poor user experience in comparison to the next generation online brokers like Zerodha, upstox, and 5paisa.
  2. The equity delivery brokerage is higher in comparison to discount brokers like Zerodha. With ICICI, a buy order or Rs 1 lakhs will cost Rs 1250 (1.25%) in brokerage. The same order at Zerodha cost Rs 200 in brokerage.
  3. NRIs from the UK (United Kingdom) cannot invest in IPO and Mutual Fund through ICICIDirect.com
  4. ICICI Bank doesn't offer online account opening to NRIs apart from customers from the US. Online account opening is also not available to Minor NRIs from the US.
  • Higher brokerage as compared to the brokerage charged by discount brokers.
  • Doesn't offer unlimited trades/discount brokerage to NRI customers.
Conclusion

ICICI is a highly recommended trading account for NRIs who are looking for investing in the stock market and mutual funds in India. It offers a convenient way to invest with competitive brokerage charges. It offers a range of investment options along with a dedicated RM, NRI support desk, free research, and tips. GTC and AMO order helps NRI customers to place an order in their own convenient timings.

Dhani Stocks is a decent choice as a broker for NRI traders who need the online trading facility, personalized services, and prefer investing in mutual funds. The Dhani Stocks powerful trading platforms offer many useful trading features to NRI investors. Being a full-service broker, the brokerage charges are slightly on a higher side, making it a little costly broker for NRIs. Except for higher brokerage, the services offered by Dhani Stocks to NRI customers are competitive.

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