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HDFC Securities Vs Trade Smart Online Share Broker Comparison

The side-by-side comparison of HDFC Securities Ltd and Trade Smart Online stock brokers in India. The comparison below highlights the similarities and differences between HDFC Securities and Trade Smart Online'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 HDFC Securities and Trade Smart Online.

  HDFC Securities Ltd Trade Smart Online
 
HDFC Securities Ltd Logo Trade Smart Online Logo
About the Broker HDFC Securities(HDFCsec) is Equity Trading Company of HDFC Bank. HDFC Securities provide both online trading and trading on phone. The HDFC Securities trading account has a unique 3-in-1 feature that integrates your HDFC Securities trading account wi... Know more about HDFC Securities Ltd Trade Smart Online (TSO) is Mumbai based broker offering discount brokerage services in stock, commodity and currency trading segments. Trade Smart Online is part of VNS Finance & Capital Services Ltd; a traditional brokerage company which was incorp... Know more about Trade Smart Online
Type of Broker What is this parameter? Full Service Broker Discount Broker
Supported Exchnage What is this parameter? BSE, NSE BSE, NSE, MCX, NCDEX
Account Type What is this parameter? Online Trading Power Plan (Rs 15/Order)
Broker Enquiry Open an Online Trading Account with HDFC Securities. Leave your contact info and we will get in touch with you. Open an Online Trading Account with Trade Smart Online. Leave your contact info and we will get in touch with you.
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Stock Broker Fees / Charges

  HDFC Securities Ltd Trade Smart Online
Trading Account Opening Fees What is this parameter? ₹999 Rs 300
Trading Account AMC What is this parameter? ₹0 Rs 0
Demat Account Opening Fees What is this parameter? ₹0 Rs 500
Demat Account AMC What is this parameter? ₹750 Rs 300
Demat Account is Mandatory? What is this parameter? No No
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Trading Brokerage Charges

Brokerage Plan 1

  HDFC Securities Ltd Trade Smart Online
Account Type Online Trading Power Plan (Rs 15/Order)
Fixed Charges What is this parameter? NA
Equity Delivery Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.50% Rs 15
Equity Intraday Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.10% Rs 15
Equity Futures Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.05% Rs 15
Equity Options Brokerage What is this parameter? ₹100 per lot or 1% of the premium (whichever is higher) Rs 15
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? ₹23 per contract Rs 15
Currency Options Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? ₹20 per contract Rs 15
Commodity Futures Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.025% Rs 15
Commodity Options Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? ₹100 per lot

Brokerage Plan 2

  HDFC Securities Ltd Trade Smart Online
Account Type Online Trading Value Plan
Fixed Charges What is this parameter? NA
Equity Delivery Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.50% 0.007%
Equity Intraday Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.10% 0.007%
Equity Futures Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.05% 0.007%
Equity Options Brokerage What is this parameter? ₹100 per lot or 1% of the premium (whichever is higher) Rs 7 Per Lot
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? ₹23 per contract 0.007%
Currency Options Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? ₹20 per contract Rs 7 Per Lot
Commodity Futures Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.025% 0.007%
Commodity Options Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? ₹100 per lot

Other Charges

Minimum Brokerage Charges What is this parameter? ₹25 plus taxes Rs 15
Other Brokerage Charges What is this parameter? Intraday positions (MIS, CO & BO) squared off by RMS team is charged at Rs 20 per executed order
Call & Trade Charges What is this parameter? ₹0 Rs 20 per executed order
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Taxes

  HDFC Securities Ltd Trade Smart Online
Securities Transaction Tax (STT) What is this parameter?
  • 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)
  • Currency Futures: Nil
  • Currency Options: Nil
  • Commodities: 0.01% on sell side (Non-Agri)
  • 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)
  • Currency Futures: Nil
  • Currency Options: Nil
  • Commodities: 0.01% on sell side (Non-Agri)
Exchange Transaction Charges What is this parameter? Check table below Check table below
SEBI Charges What is this parameter? Rs 15 per Crore Rs 15 per Crore
Goods and Services Tax (GST) What is this parameter? 18% on (brokerage + transaction charges) 18% on (brokerage + transaction charges)
Stamp Duty What is this parameter? Charged as per the state of the client's correspondence address. Charged as per the state of the client's correspondence address.
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Transaction Charges

  HDFC Securities Ltd Trade Smart Online
Equity Delivery What is this parameter? 0.0035%
Equity Intraday What is this parameter? 0.0035%
Equity Futures What is this parameter? 0.0024%
Equity Options What is this parameter? 0.0715%
Currency Futures What is this parameter? 0.00165%
Currency Options What is this parameter? 0.06%
Commodity What is this parameter? 0.0039%
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Exposure

  HDFC Securities Ltd Trade Smart Online
Equity Delivery What is this parameter? 1x (no margin)
Equity Intraday What is this parameter? 30x trading margin
Equity Futures What is this parameter? 7x trading margin
Equity Options What is this parameter? 7x trading margin
Currency Futures What is this parameter? 3x trading margin
Currency Options What is this parameter? 3x trading margin
Commodity What is this parameter? 6x trading margin
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Share Broker Features

  HDFC Securities Ltd Trade Smart Online
3 in 1 Account What is this parameter? Yes No
Charting What is this parameter? Yes Yes
Automated Trading What is this parameter? No Yes
SMS Alerts What is this parameter? Yes No
Online Demo What is this parameter? Yes Yes
Online Portfolio What is this parameter? Yes No
Margin Trading Funding Available What is this parameter? No No
Margin Against Shares (Equity Cash) What is this parameter? Yes
Margin Against Shares (Equity F&O) What is this parameter? No
Trading Platform What is this parameter? ProTerminal, Blink, smallcase, Voice Enabled Investing, Mobile Trading App, Digify NEST, NOW
Intraday Square-off Time What is this parameter? 3:30 PM Equity (Cash, F&O): 3.10 PM, Currency: 4.45 PM, Commodity: 30 mins before closing
Other Features What is this parameter? E-Margin, ENCASH,
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Broker Ratings (Average User Rating)

  HDFC Securities Ltd Trade Smart Online
  166 Customer Reviews    Rate HDFC Securities 57 Customer Reviews    Rate Trade Smart Online
Fees Ratings 2.2 3.9
Trading Brokerage Rating 1.9 4.5
Trading Platform Usability 2.9 3.8
Customer Service Ratings 2.6 4.1
Overall Ratings Rated 2.2 stars Rated 4.1 stars
Broker Rating HDFC Securities is Rated 2.2 / 5 based on 166 customer reviews Trade Smart Online is Rated 4.1 / 5 based on 57 customer reviews
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Contact Broker / Request A Call Back

  HDFC Securities Ltd Trade Smart Online
Contact / Request Call Back
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Investment Options Available

  HDFC Securities Ltd Trade Smart Online
Stock / Equity What is this parameter? Yes Yes
Commodity What is this parameter? Yes Yes
Currency What is this parameter? Yes Yes
Initial Public Offers (IPO) What is this parameter? Yes No
Mutual Funds What is this parameter? Yes Yes
Bond / NCD What is this parameter? Yes Yes
Debt What is this parameter? Yes No
Other Investment Options What is this parameter? Insurance, FD, NCD, Bond, NPS, Loan, NRI Trading
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Customer Service Offered

  HDFC Securities Ltd Trade Smart Online
24/7 Customer Service What is this parameter? No No
Onine Live Chat What is this parameter? Yes Yes
Through Branches What is this parameter? Yes No
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Order Type

  HDFC Securities Ltd Trade Smart Online
Bracket Order What is this parameter? No
Cover Order What is this parameter? Yes
Buy Today Sell Tomorrow (BTST) What is this parameter? Yes
Sell Today Buy Tomorrow (STBT) What is this parameter? No
After Market Order(AMO) What is this parameter? Yes
Good Till Cancelled (GTC) What is this parameter? Yes
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Research / Tips / Reports Published

  HDFC Securities Ltd Trade Smart Online
Daily Market Report What is this parameter? Yes No
Free Tips What is this parameter? Yes No
Quarterly Result Analysis What is this parameter? Yes No
News Alerts What is this parameter? Yes No
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Suitable for Investor Category

  HDFC Securities Ltd Trade Smart Online
Casual Investor What is this parameter? Yes
Active Investor What is this parameter? Yes
Trader What is this parameter? Yes

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Pros, Cons and Other Review Comments

  HDFC Securities Ltd Trade Smart Online
Pros What is this parameter?
  • The 3-in-1 account, which includes HDFC Bank Account, HDFC Securities Trading Account and HDFC Securities Demat Account, is the best offering for retail investors in India as it provides easiest way to invest in stock market and other financial instruments.

More Advantages...

  • EquiMax funding offers up to 4x times exposure in equity delivery. This facility could be enabled with annual subscription fee of Rs 1000.
  • Unlike most of the discount brokers; Trade Smart Online offers 2 unique brokerage plans designed in such a way that it suits every trading strategy. Switching between these plans is made very easy which offers great flexibility.
  • TSO offers investing in Mutual Funds, bonds and Offer For Sale (OFS). These financial instruments are not available with most discount brokers including other popular discount brokers like Zerodha and RKSV.
  • Excellent referral benefits are available. Customer receives 10% credit of the brokerage generated by the clients referred by them.
  • No minimum amount is needed to open or maintain trading account with TSO.
  • Customer service is available through live chat on its website. This is very convenient for many customers.
  • Trade Smart Online is in the stock broking industry since 1994.
  • TSO's online knowledgebase has lot information which is helpful for most customers.

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Cons What is this parameter?
  • In addition to opening a trading account with HDFC Securities Ltd, you will also be required to open a savings bank account (quarterly minimum balance of Rs. 5000) and a DP (depository participant) account with HDFC Bank.
  • Very high brokerage charges
  • Charge minimum brokerage of ₹25

More Disadvantages...

  • Call and Trade is charged at extra Rs 20 per executed order.
  • Physical contract notes Rs 20 per contract note + courier charges
  • Intraday positions (MIS, CO & BO) squared off by RMS team is charged at Rs 20.
  • 24/7 customer service is not available.
  • Facility to invest in IPO's is not available.
  • Doesn't provide daily market report, free tips, news alerts and technical analysis.
  • 3-in-1 accounts are not available as company doesn't provide banking services.

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Reviews What is this parameter? Useful Articles:
Promo / Offers What is this parameter?

HDFC 3-in-1 Account

HDFC Securities offers a full-service 3-in-1 account, a combination of saving bank, trading and demat account. One account to investment in Equity, Derivatives, Mutual Funds, IPO and Fixed Deposits. Special Offer: ₹750 demat account AMC is waived when you open your 3-in-1 account.

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