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The side-by-side comparison of ICICI Direct and TradingBells. Compare ICICI Direct Vs TradingBells brokerage, charges, exposure margin, demat account. Read TradingBells and ICICI Direct review.

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ICICI Direct Vs TradingBells

  ICICI Direct TradingBells
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ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Logo TradingBells (Swastika Investmart Ltd) Logo
About the Broker ICICI Direct 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 Grou... Know more about ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. TradingBells is an Indore, MP based online discount broker offering stock, commodity and currency trading services. TradingBells is built on the principles of providing transparent, faster and lower cost brokerage service to India Stock Market custom... Know more about TradingBells (Swastika Investmart Ltd)
Type of Broker Full Service Broker Discount Broker
Supported Exchnage BSE, NSE NSE, BSE, MCX and NCDEX
Account Type 3-in-1 Account (I-Secure Plan) Standard Plan
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 TradingBells. Leave your contact info and we will get in touch with you.
Year of Incorporation 2000
Number of Branches 154
Enquire ICICI Direct Enquire TradingBells
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ICICI Direct Vs TradingBells Charges

  ICICI Direct TradingBells
Trading Account Opening Fees ₹975 ₹300 Equity | ₹200 Commodity
Trading Account AMC ₹0 Nil
Demat Account Opening Fees ₹0 ₹150
Demat Account AMC ₹700 ₹300
Demat Account is Mandatory? No No
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ICICI Direct Vs TradingBells Brokerage

Brokerage Plan 1

  ICICI Direct TradingBells
Account Type 3-in-1 Account (I-Secure Plan) Standard Plan
Fixed Charges
Equity Delivery Brokerage 0.55% ₹0 (Free)
Equity Intraday Brokerage 0.275% ₹20 per trade
Equity Futures Brokerage 0.05% to 0.03% ₹20 per trade
Equity Options Brokerage ₹95 to ₹35 per lot ₹20 per trade
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage 0.050% to 0.030% ₹20 per trade
Currency Options Trading Brokerage ₹25 to ₹10 per lot ₹20 per trade
Commodity Futures Trading Brokerage NA ₹20 per trade
Commodity Options Trading Brokerage NA
Special Offer
Special Offer: Get ICICI Direct 3-in-1 account, an integrated trading + demat + bank account for one-click investment in stock market and mutual funds. Request a Callback.
Special Offer: Free equity delivery trading (truly no brokerage) and Flat ₹20 Intraday and F&O trade brokerage. Get the offer

Brokerage Plan 2

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

Brokerage Plan 3

  ICICI Direct TradingBells
Account Type ICICIdirect Prime Plan Standard Plan
Fixed Charges ₹900 Nil
Equity Delivery Brokerage 0.25% ₹0 (Free)
Equity Intraday Brokerage 0.25% ₹20 per trade
Equity Futures Brokerage 0.025% ₹20 per trade
Equity Options Brokerage ₹35 ₹20 per trade
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage ₹0 ₹20 per trade
Currency Options Trading Brokerage ₹0 ₹20 per trade
Commodity Futures Trading Brokerage NA ₹20 per trade
Commodity Options Trading Brokerage NA

Other Charges

Minimum Brokerage Charges ₹35 per trade ₹0
Other Brokerage Charges Brokerage charge is 0.01% or Rs 20 per executed order, whichever is lower.
Call & Trade Charges ₹25 per call after first 20 free calls per month Additional ₹20 per executed order
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ICICI Direct Vs TradingBells Taxes

  ICICI Direct TradingBells
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.
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ICICI Direct Vs TradingBells Transaction Charges

  ICICI Direct TradingBells
Equity Delivery NSE ₹310 per Cr (0.0031%) | BSE ₹280 per Cr (0.0028%) (each side) NSE ₹325 per crore | BSE ₹275 per crore (each side
Equity Intraday NSE ₹310 per Cr (0.0031%) | BSE ₹280 per Cr (0.0028%) (each side) NSE ₹325 per crore | BSE ₹275 per crore (each side
Equity Futures ₹180 per Cr (0.0018%) NSE ₹210 per crore | BSE ₹70 per crore (each side)
Equity Options ₹5000 per Cr (0.05%) (on premium) NSE ₹6000 per crore | BSE ₹3000 per crore (each side) (on premium)
Currency Futures ₹120 per Cr (0.0012%) NSE ₹135 per crore (0.00135%)
Currency Options ₹5000 per Cr (0.05%) (on premium) NSE ₹4400 (on premium) per crore (0.044%)
Commodity NA Non-Agri ₹310 (0.0036%) | Agri (NCDEX) ₹400 per Cr
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ICICI Direct Vs TradingBells Exposure Margin

  ICICI Direct TradingBells
Equity Delivery 5x with Interest 1x
Equity Intraday Upto 25x 10x for most scripts
Equity Futures 4x Intraday: 3x | Carry: 1x
Equity Options 2x for shorting 1x
Currency Futures NA Intraday: 3x | Carry: 1x
Currency Options NA Intraday: 3x | Carry: 1x
Commodity Futures NA Intraday: 3x | Carry: 1x
Commodity Options
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ICICI Direct and TradingBells Feature Comparison

  ICICI Direct TradingBells
3 in 1 Account Yes No
Charting Yes Yes
Automated Trading No No
SMS Alerts No Yes
Online Demo Yes Yes
Online Portfolio Yes Yes
Margin Trading Funding Available Yes Yes
Margin Against Shares (Equity Cash) Yes
Margin Against Shares (Equity F&O) Yes
Trading Platform ICICIdirect.com (website), Trade Racer, ICICIDirect Mobile App ODIN, NSE NOW, JUSTRADE
Intraday Square-off Time 3:30 PM Eq: 3:15PM | Curr/Commodity: 15 Mins before market closes
Other Features Bullet Trading, Can trade in 32 exchanges through Saxo Trader
Referral Program
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ICICI Direct Vs TradingBells Review

  ICICI Direct TradingBells
  411 Customer Reviews    Rate ICICI Direct 5 Customer Reviews    Rate TradingBells
Fees 2.3 4.0
Trading Brokerage 1.7 5.0
Trading Platform Usability 3.4 3.4
Customer Service 2.8 4.4
Research Capabilities 4.3
Overall Ratings Rated 2.4 stars Rated 4.0 stars
Broker Rating ICICI Direct is Rated 2.4 / 5 based on 411 customer reviews TradingBells is Rated 4.0 / 5 based on 5 customer reviews
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Contact Broker / Request A Call Back

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Contact Broker

Get ICICI Direct 3-in-1 account, an integrated trading + demat + bank account for one-click investment in stock market and mutual funds. Request a Callback.

Free equity delivery trading (truly no brokerage) and Flat ₹20 Intraday and F&O trade brokerage. Get the offer

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ICICI Direct Vs TradingBells Investment Options

  ICICI Direct TradingBells
Stock / Equity Yes Yes
Commodity No Yes
Currency Yes Yes
Initial Public Offers (IPO) Yes Yes
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
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ICICI Direct Vs TradingBells Customer Service

  ICICI Direct TradingBells
24/7 Customer Service No No
Onine Live Chat No No
Through Branches Yes Yes
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ICICI Direct Vs TradingBells Order Type Offered

  ICICI Direct TradingBells
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
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ICICI Direct Vs TradingBells Research Report

  ICICI Direct TradingBells
Daily Market Report Yes Yes
Free Tips Yes Yes
Quarterly Result Analysis Yes Yes
News Alerts Yes Yes
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ICICI Direct Vs TradingBells Suitable For Investor Type

  ICICI Direct TradingBells
Casual Investor Yes
Active Investor Yes
Trader Yes
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ICICI Direct Vs TradingBells - Advantages and Disadvantages

  ICICI Direct TradingBells
Pros
  • 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...

  • Discount stock broker.
  • Offer margin funding and higher exposure.
  • No brokerage charges for equity delivery trades.
  • 3 different trading platforms: ODIN, NSE Now, JUSTRADE
  • Online IPO and Mutual Funds available.
  • Free trading software
  • Branches in 80+ cities.

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Cons
  • 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 & trade is changed Rs 20 extra.
  • Doesn't offer 3-in-1 account
  • Charge annual maintenance change on demat account.

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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.

Interested in opening a trading account? Request Callback from a stock broker.

Free Equity Delivery Trading

Get free equity delivery trading (truly no brokerage) and pay flat ₹20 brokerage for Intraday and F&O trades. To open an account with TradingBells, simply leave your contact information with us and TradingBells representatives will call you.

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