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ICICIDirect Vs ProStocks

  ICICIDirect ProStocks
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ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Logo ProStocks Logo
About the Broker 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... Know more about ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. ProStocks is a SEBI registered Stock Broker and Depository Participant. ProStocks is fastest growing flat fee discount stock broker offering online trading at BSE and NSE. ProStocks is famous for the unlimited trading plan. This plan offer unlimited ... Know more about ProStocks
Type of Broker Full Service Broker Discount Broker
Supported Exchnage BSE, NSE BSE, NSE
Account Type 3-in-1 Account (I-Secure Plan) Monthly Unlimited Equity
Broker Enquiry Open an Online Trading Account with ICICIDirect. Leave your contact info and we will get in touch with you. Open an Online Trading Account with ProStocks. Leave your contact info and we will get in touch with you.
Year of Incorporation 2000
Number of Branches 154
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ICICIDirect Vs ProStocks Charges

  ICICIDirect ProStocks
Trading Account Opening Fees ₹975 ₹0
Trading Account AMC ₹0 ₹0
Demat Account Opening Fees ₹0 ₹0 (Free)
Demat Account AMC ₹450 ₹0 per year (Lifetime Zero AMC)
Demat Account is Mandatory? No No

ICICIDirect Vs ProStocks Brokerage

Brokerage Plan 1

  ICICIDirect ProStocks
Account Type 3-in-1 Account (I-Secure Plan) Monthly Unlimited Equity
Fixed Charges
Equity Delivery Brokerage 0.55% ₹0
Equity Intraday Brokerage 0.275% ₹0
Equity Futures Brokerage 0.05% to 0.03% ₹0
Equity Options Brokerage ₹95 to ₹35 per lot ₹0
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage 0.050% to 0.030% NA
Currency Options Trading Brokerage ₹25 to ₹10 per lot NA
Commodity Futures Trading Brokerage NA NA
Commodity Options Trading Brokerage NA NA

Brokerage Plan 2

  ICICIDirect ProStocks
Account Type I-Saver Plan Monthly Unlimited Currency
Fixed Charges ₹499
Equity Delivery Brokerage 0.75% to 0.25% NA
Equity Intraday Brokerage 0.75% to 0.25% NA
Equity Futures Brokerage 0.05% to 0.03% NA
Equity Options Brokerage ₹95 to ₹65 per lot NA
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage 0.05% to 0.03% ₹0
Currency Options Trading Brokerage 0.25 to ₹65 per lot ₹0
Commodity Futures Trading Brokerage NA NA
Commodity Options Trading Brokerage NA NA

Brokerage Plan 3

  ICICIDirect ProStocks
Account Type ICICIdirect Prime Plan Flat Fee Plan
Fixed Charges ₹900
Equity Delivery Brokerage 0.25% ₹15
Equity Intraday Brokerage 0.25% ₹15
Equity Futures Brokerage 0.025% ₹15
Equity Options Brokerage ₹35 ₹15
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage ₹0 ₹15
Currency Options Trading Brokerage ₹0 ₹15
Commodity Futures Trading Brokerage NA NA
Commodity Options Trading Brokerage NA NA

Other Charges

Minimum Brokerage Charges ₹35 per trade ₹0
Other Brokerage Charges
Call & Trade Charges ₹25 per call after first 20 free calls per month ₹0 (Free)

ICICIDirect Vs ProStocks Taxes

  ICICIDirect ProStocks
Securities Transaction Tax (STT)
Equity Intraday0.025% (on Sell trade)
Equity Delivery0.1% (on Buy and Sell)
Equity Futures0.01% (on Sell trade)
Equity Options0.05% (on Sell trade premium) or 0.125% (on excersied options)
Currency FuturesNil
Currency OptionsNil
Commodities0.01% on sell side (Non-Agri)
Exchange Transaction Charges Check table below
SEBI Charges Rs 15 per Crore
Goods and Services Tax (GST) 18% on (brokerage + transaction charges)
Stamp Duty Charged as per the state of the client's correspondence address.

ICICIDirect Vs ProStocks Transaction Charges

  ICICIDirect ProStocks
Equity Delivery NSE ₹310 per Cr (0.0031%) | BSE ₹280 per Cr (0.0028%) (each side) NSE: 0.00325% | BSE: 0.00275%
Equity Intraday NSE ₹310 per Cr (0.0031%) | BSE ₹280 per Cr (0.0028%) (each side) NSE: 0.00325% | BSE: 0.00275%
Equity Futures ₹180 per Cr (0.0018%) NSE: 0.0019% | BSE: 0.0005%
Equity Options ₹5000 per Cr (0.05%) (on premium) NSE: 0.050% | BSE: 0.0025%
Currency Futures ₹120 per Cr (0.0012%) NSE: 0.0011% | BSE: 0.0001%
Currency Options ₹5000 per Cr (0.05%) (on premium) NSE: 0.040% | BSE: 0.0001%
Commodity NA

ICICIDirect Vs ProStocks Exposure Margin

  ICICIDirect ProStocks
Equity Delivery 5x with Interest 1x (no margin)
Equity Intraday Upto 25x 7x (Margin intraday sq off)
Equity Futures 4x 2x
Equity Options 2x for shorting 1x (no margin)
Currency Futures NA 1.5x
Currency Options NA 1x (no margin)
Commodity Futures NA
Commodity Options

ICICIDirect and ProStocks Feature Comparison

  ICICIDirect ProStocks
3 in 1 Account Yes No
Charting Yes Yes
Automated Trading No No
SMS Alerts No No
Online Demo Yes Yes
Online Portfolio Yes No
Margin Trading Funding Available Yes No
Margin Against Shares (Equity Cash) Yes No
Margin Against Shares (Equity F&O) Yes No
Trading Platform ICICIdirect.com (website), Trade Racer, ICICIDirect Mobile App ProStocks, NSE NOW
Intraday Square-off Time 3:30 PM Equity 3:15 PM | Curr: 4:45 PM
Other Features Bullet Trading, Can trade in 32 exchanges through Saxo Trader
Referral Program

ICICIDirect Vs ProStocks Review

  ICICIDirect ProStocks
  405 Customer Reviews    Rate ICICIDirect 25 Customer Reviews    Rate ProStocks
Fees Ratings 2.3 4.6
Trading Brokerage Rating 1.7 4.4
Trading Platform Usability 3.4 2.9
Customer Service Ratings 2.8 3.2
Overall Ratings Rated 2.4 stars Rated 3.3 stars
Broker Rating ICICIDirect is Rated 2.4 / 5 based on 405 customer reviews ProStocks is Rated 3.3 / 5 based on 25 customer reviews

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ICICIDirect Vs ProStocks Investment Options

  ICICIDirect ProStocks
Stock / Equity Yes Yes
Commodity No No
Currency Yes Yes
Initial Public Offers (IPO) Yes No
Mutual Funds Yes Yes
Bond / NCD Yes Yes
Debt Yes Yes
Other Investment Options Equity, Derivatives, Currency, Mutual Funds, ETF, Insurance, FD/Bonds, Loans, Tax, ELocker, NPS

ICICIDirect Vs ProStocks Customer Service

  ICICIDirect ProStocks
24/7 Customer Service No No
Onine Live Chat No No
Through Branches Yes No

ICICIDirect Vs ProStocks Order Type Offered

  ICICIDirect ProStocks
Bracket Order No No
Cover Order Yes No
Buy Today Sell Tomorrow (BTST) Yes Yes
Sell Today Buy Tomorrow (STBT) No No
After Market Order(AMO) No No
Good Till Cancelled (GTC) Yes No

ICICIDirect Vs ProStocks Research Report

  ICICIDirect ProStocks
Daily Market Report Yes No
Free Tips Yes No
Quarterly Result Analysis Yes No
News Alerts Yes No

ICICIDirect Vs ProStocks Suitable For Investor Type

  ICICIDirect ProStocks
Casual Investor Yes Yes
Active Investor Yes
Trader Yes

ICICIDirect Vs ProStocks - Advantages and Disadvantages

  ICICIDirect ProStocks
  • Offers 3-in-1 account which makes stock market investment very easy for casual investors.
  • Wide range of investment options available under one portal.
  • Provides a low bandwidth website which works well where internet connection is slow.
  • GTC (good till cancellation) and off-market hours order placement facility is very useful.

More Advantages...

  • Cheapest flat fee broker in India. Offers ₹899 unlimited equity and equity f&o trading and ₹15 per trade plan.
  • 2-in-1 Accounts offers seamless transactions between trading and demat account.
  • 5 Pricing plans to choose from offers flexibility to stock market investors and active trader. Its extremely easy to switch between the plans.
  • Lowest exchange transaction changes, guaranteed.
  • Life time free demat account with one time ₹1000 deposit. No account opening and no annual maintenance charges.
  • Lowest stamp duty for customer outside Maharashtra. Max stamp duty charged is ₹50 per day.
  • ProStocks do not charge PCM fee to customers. Most other broker include PCM fee to Exchange Transaction Fee.
  • Cheapest Call & Trade fee (₹10 per executed order) among all discount brokers. Other brokers charge minimum ₹20 per trade.
  • 24x7 customer service though Advance Interactive voice response(IVR).

More Advantages...

  • ICICI Security charges highest brokerage in comparison to most of the retail broke₹in India.
  • Very high 'minimum brokerage' of ₹35 per trade or 2.5% of the trade value whichever is lower.
  • Poor performance of website is reported in peak hou₹of trading.
  • Trading Terminal (Trade Racer) cost ₹75 per month if brokerage paid in a month is less then ₹750.
  • Demat Account is mandatory.
  • Commodity trading is not available for retail investors.
  • Call & trade cost extra ₹25 per call after first 20 free calls in a month.

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ICICI 3-in-1 Account

ICICI Direct offers a 3-in-1 account, a combination of saving bank, trading and demat account. It offers one-click investment in Equity, Derivatives, Mutual Funds, IPO, ETF, Life Insurance, General Insurance, Currency, and Fixed Deposits.

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  • Trade unlimited for ₹899 per month or ₹15 per trade +
  • Lifetime Free AMC Demat Account +
  • FREE Trading and Demat Account Opening

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