ICICI Direct Vs 5paisa (Compare ICICI Direct and 5paisa)

The side-by-side comparison of ICICI Direct and 5paisa. Compare ICICI Direct Vs 5paisa brokerage, charges, leverage, margin, demat account and intraday trading. Find which is best ICICI Direct vs 5paisa?


ICICI Direct
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 Group, India's top financial service provider offering banking and other financial services. ICICI Securities offers 'online trading and investment' services to over 20 lakhs customers through ICICI Direct (ICICIDirect.com). ICICIDirect.com is the flags... Know more about ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd.


5paisa
5paisa is a leading stockbroker in India. 5paisa Capital Ltd is a publicly-traded and professionally managed company promoted by IIFL founders. 5paisa.com started operations in March 2016 and became 2nd largest discount stock broker in India by Dec 2018. It is listed on BSE and NSE. 5paisa online trading is available in equity, commodity, and currency at BSE, NSE, and MCX. It is a flat rate discount stockbroker. It charges flat 20 Rs brokerage irrespective of the size of the trade, segment or e... Know more about 5paisa Capital Ltd

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ICICI Direct Vs 5paisa

Incorporated in 2000, ICICI Direct is a Full Service Broker. It offers trading at BSE, NSE. It has 154 branches across India. Incorporated in 1996, 5paisa is a Discount Broker. It offers trading at NSE, BSE. It has 900 branches across India.

  ICICI Direct 5paisa
Type of Broker Full Service Broker Discount Broker
Supported Exchnages BSE, NSE NSE, BSE
Account Type 3-in-1 Account (I-Secure Plan) Optimum
Year of Incorporation 2000 1996
Number of Branches 154 900
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ICICI Direct Vs 5paisa Charges & AMC

ICICI Direct trading account opening charges is ₹975 while 5paisa account opening changes is ₹650. ICICI Direct Demat Account AMC Charges is ₹700 and 5paisa Demat Account AMC Charges is ₹540 (charged as ₹45 per traded month).

  ICICI Direct 5paisa
Trading Account Opening Charges ₹975 ₹650
Trading Account AMC Charges ₹0 ₹0 (Free)
Demat Account Opening Charges ₹0 ₹0 (Free)
Demat Account AMC Charges ₹700 ₹540 (charged as ₹45 per traded month)
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ICICI Direct Vs 5paisa Brokerage Charges & Plans

ICICI Direct Vs 5paisa Brokerage

ICICI Direct brokerage charges for equity is 0.55% and intraday is 0.275% whereas 5paisa brokerage charges for equity is ₹20 per executed order and intraday is ₹20 per executed order.

  ICICI Direct 5paisa
Account Type 3-in-1 Account (I-Secure Plan) Optimum
Fixed Charges
Equity Delivery Brokerage 0.55% ₹20 per executed order
Equity Intraday Brokerage 0.275% ₹20 per executed order
Equity Futures Brokerage 0.05% to 0.03% ₹20 per executed order
Equity Options Brokerage ₹95 to ₹35 per lot ₹20 per executed order
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage 0.050% to 0.030% ₹20 per executed order
Currency Options Trading Brokerage ₹25 to ₹10 per lot ₹20 per executed order
Commodity Futures Trading Brokerage NA ₹20 per executed order
Commodity Options Trading Brokerage NA ₹20 per executed order
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 Account Opening (₹650 waived) + Pay-as-you-go Demat AMC + FREE Mutual Fund Account + Trade at flat ₹20 per order. Get the offer

ICICI Direct Vs 5paisa Brokerage Plan 2

  ICICI Direct 5paisa
Account Type I-Saver Plan Platinum
Fixed Charges ₹499 per month
Equity Delivery Brokerage 0.75% to 0.25% ₹10 per executed order
Equity Intraday Brokerage 0.75% to 0.25% ₹10 per executed order
Equity Futures Brokerage 0.05% to 0.03% ₹10 per executed order
Equity Options Brokerage ₹95 to ₹65 per lot ₹2 per lot
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage 0.05% to 0.03% ₹10 per executed order
Currency Options Trading Brokerage 0.25 to ₹65 per lot ₹10 per executed order
Commodity Futures Trading Brokerage NA ₹10 per executed order
Commodity Options Trading Brokerage NA ₹10 per executed order
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ICICI Direct Vs 5paisa Brokerage Plan 3

  ICICI Direct 5paisa
Account Type ICICIdirect Prime Plan Titanium
Fixed Charges ₹900 ₹1000 per month
Equity Delivery Brokerage 0.25% ₹0 (Free)
Equity Intraday Brokerage 0.25% ₹10 per executed order
Equity Futures Brokerage 0.025% ₹10 per executed order
Equity Options Brokerage ₹35 ₹2 per executed lot
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage ₹0 ₹10 per executed order
Currency Options Trading Brokerage ₹0 ₹10 per executed order
Commodity Futures Trading Brokerage NA ₹10 per executed order
Commodity Options Trading Brokerage NA ₹10 per executed order
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ICICI Direct Charges Vs 5paisa

Minimum Brokerage Charges ₹35 per trade ₹20 per trade
Other Brokerage Charges Direct MF Investment: ₹20 per order
Call & Trade Charges ₹25 per call after first 20 free calls per month ₹100 per call (any number of trades in a call)
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ICICI Direct Vs 5paisa Transaction Charges

ICICI Direct transaction charges for options is ₹5000 per Cr (0.05%) (on premium) while 5paisa exchange transaction charges for options is ₹5100 per crore (0.051%) (on premium).

  ICICI Direct 5paisa
Equity Delivery NSE ₹310 per Cr (0.0031%) | BSE ₹280 per Cr (0.0028%) (each side) ₹325 per crore (0.00325%)
Equity Intraday NSE ₹310 per Cr (0.0031%) | BSE ₹280 per Cr (0.0028%) (each side) ₹325 per crore (0.00325%)
Equity Futures ₹180 per Cr (0.0018%) ₹210 per crore (0.0021%)
Equity Options ₹5000 per Cr (0.05%) (on premium) ₹5100 per crore (0.051%) (on premium)
Currency Futures ₹120 per Cr (0.0012%) ₹210 per crore (0.0021%)
Currency Options ₹5000 per Cr (0.05%) (on premium) ₹5100 per crore (0.051%) (on premium)
Commodity NA
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ICICI Direct Vs 5paisa Leverage (Margin)

ICICI Direct provides the margin of Upto 25x for intraday trades whereas the 5paisa margin for intraday cash is Up to 20x.

  ICICI Direct 5paisa
Equity Delivery 5x with Interest Upto 4x (Category E 4x, A 3.5x, B 3x, C 2x, D 1.5x)
Equity Intraday Upto 25x Up to 20x
Equity Futures 4x Intra-day: 3.5x | Carry forward: 1x (no margin)
Equity Options 2x for shorting Intra-day: 1x | Carry forward: 1x
Currency Futures NA Intra-day: 1 time | Carry forward: 1x
Currency Options NA Intra-day: 1x | Carry forward: 1x
Commodity Futures NA
Commodity Options
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Compare ICICI Direct and 5paisa Features

The trading platforms offered ICICI Direct include ICICIdirect.com (website), Trade Racer, ICICIDirect Mobile App. 5paisa offers 5paisa Trade Station (Web, Mobile App and EXE) trading software.

  ICICI Direct 5paisa
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 Yes
Margin Against Shares (Equity F&O) Yes Yes
Trading Platform ICICIdirect.com (website), Trade Racer, ICICIDirect Mobile App 5paisa Trade Station (Web, Mobile App and EXE)
Intraday Square-off Time 3:30 PM Optimum Plan: 3:10 PM, Platinum Plan: 3:20 PM
Other Features Bullet Trading, Can trade in 32 exchanges through Saxo Trader
Referral Program
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ICICI Direct Vs 5paisa Review

ICICI Direct is rated 2.4 of 5 based on 422 customer reviews whereas 5paisa is rated 2.7 of 5 based on 67 customer reviews.

  ICICI Direct 5paisa
  422 Customer Reviews    Rate ICICI Direct 67 Customer Reviews    Rate 5paisa
Fees 2.3 3.0
Trading Brokerage 1.7 3.8
Trading Platform Usability 3.4 2.8
Customer Service 2.7 2.1
Research Capabilities 3.0 1.9
Overall Ratings Rated 2.4 stars Rated 2.7 stars
Broker Rating ICICI Direct is rated 2.4 of 5 based on 422 customer reviews 5paisa is rated 2.7 of 5 based on 67 customer reviews
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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 Account Opening (₹650 waived) + Pay-as-you-go Demat AMC + FREE Mutual Fund Account + Trade at flat ₹20 per order. Get the offer

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ICICI Direct Vs 5paisa Investment Options

  ICICI Direct 5paisa
Stock / Equity Yes Yes
Commodity No No
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 Mutual Funds, Insurance
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ICICI Direct Vs 5paisa Order Type Offered

  ICICI Direct 5paisa
Bracket Order No Yes
Cover Order Yes Yes
Buy Today Sell Tomorrow (BTST) Yes Yes
Sell Today Buy Tomorrow (STBT) No Yes
After Market Order(AMO) No Yes
Good Till Cancelled (GTC) Yes No
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ICICI Direct Vs 5paisa Research Report

  ICICI Direct 5paisa
Daily Market Report Yes No
Free Tips Yes No
Quarterly Result Analysis Yes No
News Alerts Yes No
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ICICI Direct Vs 5paisa Suitable For Investor Type

  ICICI Direct 5paisa
Casual Investor Yes
Active Investor Yes
Trader Yes
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ICICI Direct Vs 5paisa - Pros and Cons

  ICICI Direct 5paisa
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.
  • Flat fee brokerage. Pay just ₹20 per executed order. No more worries about size of the trade.
  • Free trading software's including 5paisa mobile app and trading terminal.
  • Up to 4 times exposure in Equity Delivery Trading.
  • Up to 20 times exposure in Equity Intraday Trading.
  • 3.5 times exposure in Derivatives Intraday Trading.
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.
  • Call & Trade is charged at ₹100 per call in addition to the brokerage. Any number of trades can be placed in one call.
  • Research and advisory is available at extra cost.
  • Higher exchange turnover charges in comparison to other popular discount stock brokers.
  • Higher demat debit charges (₹25 per transaction)
  • NRI Trading and Demat Account is not available.
  • Doesn't offer commodity trading.
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Promo / Offers

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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5paisa.com Limited Time Offer - Free Account Opening (₹650 waived)

Open 5Paisa Trading Account and get Free Trading, Demat and Mutual Fund Account + FREE 1st year Demat AMC + Trade at flat ₹20 per order.

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