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ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Logo RKSV Securities Ltd 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. RKSV is Mumbai, India based popular discount broker offering budget brokerage plans to India stock & commodity market investors. RKSV is well known for its flat Rs 20 per trade irrespective to the size of the trade across trade segments including Equ... Know more about RKSV Securities Ltd
Type of Broker Full Service Broker Discount Broker
Supported Exchnage BSE, NSE BSE, NSE, MCX
Account Type 3-in-1 Account (I-Secure Plan) Standard Plan
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 RKSV. 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 RKSV Charges

Trading Account Opening Fees ₹975 ₹150
Trading Account AMC ₹0 ₹0
Demat Account Opening Fees ₹0 ₹150
Demat Account AMC ₹450 ₹150
Demat Account is Mandatory? No No

ICICIDirect Vs RKSV Brokerage

Brokerage Plan 1

Account Type 3-in-1 Account (I-Secure Plan) Standard Plan
Fixed Charges
Equity Delivery Brokerage 0.55% ₹0
Equity Intraday Brokerage 0.275% ₹20
Equity Futures Brokerage 0.05% to 0.03% ₹20
Equity Options Brokerage ₹95 to ₹35 per lot ₹20
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage 0.050% to 0.030% ₹20
Currency Options Trading Brokerage ₹25 to ₹10 per lot ₹20
Commodity Futures Trading Brokerage NA ₹20
Commodity Options Trading Brokerage NA

Brokerage Plan 2

Account Type I-Saver Plan Standard Plan
Fixed Charges
Equity Delivery Brokerage 0.75% to 0.25% ₹0
Equity Intraday Brokerage 0.75% to 0.25% ₹20
Equity Futures Brokerage 0.05% to 0.03% ₹20
Equity Options Brokerage ₹95 to ₹65 per lot ₹20
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage 0.05% to 0.03% ₹20
Currency Options Trading Brokerage 0.25 to ₹65 per lot ₹20
Commodity Futures Trading Brokerage NA ₹20
Commodity Options Trading Brokerage NA

Brokerage Plan 3

Account Type ICICIdirect Prime Plan Standard Plan
Fixed Charges ₹900
Equity Delivery Brokerage 0.25% ₹0
Equity Intraday Brokerage 0.25% ₹20
Equity Futures Brokerage 0.025% ₹20
Equity Options Brokerage ₹35 ₹20
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage ₹0 ₹20
Currency Options Trading Brokerage ₹0 ₹20
Commodity Futures Trading Brokerage NA ₹20
Commodity Options Trading Brokerage 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 ₹20 per executed order

ICICIDirect Vs RKSV Taxes

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 RKSV Transaction Charges

Equity Delivery NSE ₹310 per Cr (0.0031%) | BSE ₹280 per Cr (0.0028%) (each side) NSE ₹325 | BSE ₹275
Equity Intraday NSE ₹310 per Cr (0.0031%) | BSE ₹280 per Cr (0.0028%) (each side) NSE ₹325 | BSE ₹275
Equity Futures ₹180 per Cr (0.0018%) NSE ₹210
Equity Options ₹5000 per Cr (0.05%) (on premium) NSE ₹5500
Currency Futures ₹120 per Cr (0.0012%) ₹150
Currency Options ₹5000 per Cr (0.05%) (on premium) ₹6000
Commodity NA MCX ₹260/Cr

ICICIDirect Vs RKSV Exposure Margin

Equity Delivery 5x with Interest 20x
Equity Intraday Upto 25x 20x
Equity Futures 4x 6x
Equity Options 2x for shorting 4x for selling options, 1x on buying options
Currency Futures NA
Currency Options NA
Commodity Futures NA Up to 3x
Commodity Options

ICICIDirect and RKSV Feature Comparison

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
Margin Against Shares (Equity F&O) Yes
Trading Platform ICICIdirect.com (website), Trade Racer, ICICIDirect Mobile App NEST, Upstox
Intraday Square-off Time 3:30 PM 3:15 PM
Other Features Bullet Trading, Can trade in 32 exchanges through Saxo Trader
Referral Program

ICICIDirect Vs RKSV Review

  405 Customer Reviews    Rate ICICIDirect 80 Customer Reviews    Rate RKSV
Fees Ratings 2.3 4.1
Trading Brokerage Rating 1.7 4.3
Trading Platform Usability 3.4 3.4
Customer Service Ratings 2.8 3.7
Overall Ratings Rated 2.4 stars Rated 3.7 stars
Broker Rating ICICIDirect is Rated 2.4 / 5 based on 405 customer reviews RKSV is Rated 3.7 / 5 based on 80 customer reviews

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ICICIDirect Vs RKSV Investment Options

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

ICICIDirect Vs RKSV Customer Service

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

ICICIDirect Vs RKSV Order Type Offered

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

ICICIDirect Vs RKSV Research Report

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

ICICIDirect Vs RKSV Suitable For Investor Type

Casual Investor Yes
Active Investor Yes
Trader Yes

ICICIDirect Vs RKSV - Advantages and Disadvantages

  • 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...

  1. Brokerage free trading in equity delivery trades.
  2. RKSV (Upstox) mobile and web trading app available for free to all customers.
  3. Advance orders including AMO, CO and BO are available.
  4. Margin Against Share and Trailing-Stop/Stop-Loss (SL) are available to all.
  5. AmiBroker connector available for Algo Trading.
  6. Mutual Funds are available for investment.
  7. Higher leverage is available under different brokerage plan.
  8. NRI Trading Account is available.

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.

More Disadvantages...

  • Call and Trade is charged at extra ₹20 per executed order.
  • High demat debit transaction charge. RKSV charge ₹13 + ₹5.50 CDSL while most other brokers charge ₹8 + ₹5.50 CDSL charges.
  • Doesn't offer facility to invest in IPO, FPO, Bond and NCD's.
  • Doesn't provide stock tips or recommendations.
  • 3-in-1 accounts are not available as company doesn't provide banking services.
  • 24/7 customer service is not available.
  • No margin funding.
  • Good Till Cancelled orders not available.
  • Unlimited monthly trading plans not available.
  • Additional fee for square off done by the broker.
  • Stock tips, research reports and recommondations are not available.

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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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