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ICICIDirect Vs Achiievers

  ICICIDirect Achiievers
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ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Logo Achiievers Equities 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. Incorporated in 2010, Achiievers Equities Ltd is an online discount brokerage firm offering brokerage services for stocks, future and options, currency and commodities on NSE, BSE & MCX. Achiievers offers a whole new way of trading going with the ... Know more about Achiievers Equities Ltd
Type of Broker Full Service Broker Discount Broker
Supported Exchnage BSE, NSE NSE, BSE and MCX
Account Type 3-in-1 Account (I-Secure Plan) Flat Fee 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 Achiievers. Leave your contact info and we will get in touch with you.
Year of Incorporation 2000 2012
Number of Branches 154 1

ICICIDirect Vs Achiievers Charges

  ICICIDirect Achiievers
Trading Account Opening Fees ₹975 Rs 750
Trading Account AMC ₹0 Nil
Demat Account Opening Fees ₹0 Nil
Demat Account AMC ₹450 Rs 400
Demat Account is Mandatory? No No

ICICIDirect Vs Achiievers Brokerage

Brokerage Plan 1

  ICICIDirect Achiievers
Account Type 3-in-1 Account (I-Secure Plan) Flat Fee Plan
Fixed Charges
Equity Delivery Brokerage 0.55% Rs 15
Equity Intraday Brokerage 0.275% Rs 15
Equity Futures Brokerage 0.05% to 0.03% Rs 15
Equity Options Brokerage ₹95 to ₹35 per lot Rs 15
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage 0.050% to 0.030% Rs 15
Currency Options Trading Brokerage ₹25 to ₹10 per lot Rs 15
Commodity Futures Trading Brokerage NA Rs 15
Commodity Options Trading Brokerage NA

Brokerage Plan 2

  ICICIDirect Achiievers
Account Type I-Saver Plan Mega Value Plan
Fixed Charges Rs 750
Equity Delivery Brokerage 0.75% to 0.25% Rs 0
Equity Intraday Brokerage 0.75% to 0.25% Rs 0
Equity Futures Brokerage 0.05% to 0.03% Rs 0
Equity Options Brokerage ₹95 to ₹65 per lot Rs 0
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage 0.05% to 0.03% Rs 0
Currency Options Trading Brokerage 0.25 to ₹65 per lot Rs 0
Commodity Futures Trading Brokerage NA Rs 0
Commodity Options Trading Brokerage NA

Brokerage Plan 3

  ICICIDirect Achiievers
Account Type ICICIdirect Prime Plan Rs 50 per day each segment
Fixed Charges ₹900 NA
Equity Delivery Brokerage 0.25% Rs 0
Equity Intraday Brokerage 0.25% Rs 0
Equity Futures Brokerage 0.025% Rs 0
Equity Options Brokerage ₹35 Rs 0
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage ₹0 Rs 0
Currency Options Trading Brokerage ₹0 Rs 0
Commodity Futures Trading Brokerage NA Rs 0
Commodity Options Trading Brokerage NA

Other Charges

Minimum Brokerage Charges ₹35 per trade Rs 15
Other Brokerage Charges
Call & Trade Charges ₹25 per call after first 20 free calls per month Rs 20 per trade

ICICIDirect Vs Achiievers Taxes

  ICICIDirect Achiievers
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 Achiievers Transaction Charges

  ICICIDirect Achiievers
Equity Delivery NSE: 0.0031% | BSE: 0.0028% ₹350 per Crore
Equity Intraday NSE: 0.0031% | BSE: 0.0028% ₹350 per Crore
Equity Futures 0.0018% ₹390 per Crore
Equity Options 0.05% on Premium ₹7500 per Crore
Currency Futures 0.0012% ₹175 per Crore
Currency Options 0.05% on Premium ₹6500 per Crore
Commodity NA MCX Agri ₹325 | Non Agri ₹460 per Crore

ICICIDirect Vs Achiievers Exposure Margin

  ICICIDirect Achiievers
Equity Delivery 5x with Interest Nil
Equity Intraday Upto 25x Upto 5x
Equity Futures 4x Upto 2x
Equity Options 2x for shorting NA
Currency Futures NA NA
Currency Options NA Upto 2x
Commodity Futures NA Upto 4x
Commodity Options

ICICIDirect and Achiievers Feature Comparison

  ICICIDirect Achiievers
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 (website), Trade Racer, ICICIDirect Mobile App NOW Online, NOW Trader
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 Achiievers Review

  ICICIDirect Achiievers
  404 Customer Reviews    Rate ICICIDirect 4 Customer Reviews    Rate Achiievers
Fees Ratings 2.3 4.5
Trading Brokerage Rating 1.7 5.0
Trading Platform Usability 3.4 4.3
Customer Service Ratings 2.8 4.3
Overall Ratings Rated 2.4 stars Rated 4.8 stars
Broker Rating ICICIDirect is Rated 2.4 / 5 based on 404 customer reviews Achiievers is Rated 4.8 / 5 based on 4 customer reviews

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ICICIDirect Vs Achiievers Investment Options

  ICICIDirect Achiievers
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

ICICIDirect Vs Achiievers Customer Service

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

ICICIDirect Vs Achiievers Order Type Offered

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

ICICIDirect Vs Achiievers Research Report

  ICICIDirect Achiievers
Daily Market Report Yes Yes
Free Tips Yes Yes
Quarterly Result Analysis Yes Yes
News Alerts Yes Yes

ICICIDirect Vs Achiievers Suitable For Investor Type

  ICICIDirect Achiievers
Casual Investor Yes Yes
Active Investor Yes
Trader Yes

ICICIDirect Vs Achiievers - Advantages and Disadvantages

  ICICIDirect Achiievers
  • 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. MEGA VALUE PLAN (MVP) the monthly unlimited trading plan @ Rs 750/ per month for trading at NSE, BSE, NSE SX and MCX.
  2. Rs 50 per day plan and Rs 15 per trade plan is also available.
  3. Trading Software's including website, mobile app and installable trading terminals are available for free.
  4. No minimum brokerage.
  5. Achiievers offers facility to invest in IPO, FPO, Mutual Funds, Insurance, FDs, NCDs and Offer For Sale (OFS).

More Advantages...

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

More Disadvantages...

  • Call and trade facility available with additional charges of Rs 20 per trade.
  • They charge Rs 75 per month for Research recommendation on SMS.

More Disadvantages...

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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