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ICICIDirect Vs Anand Rathi Share Broker Comparison

The side-by-side comparison of ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. and Anand Rathi stock brokers in India. The comparison below highlights the similarities and differences between ICICIDirect and Anand Rathi's brokerage, customer service, maintenance fees, tools and investment options provided to India Stock Market investors. If you are confused in choosing the best broking site, this page is to help you find which is the best broker among ICICIDirect and Anand Rathi.

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Anand Rathi
 
ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Logo Anand Rathi 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 1994, Anand Rathi is Mumbai, India based firm engaged in financial and advisory services which includes wealth management, investment banking, corporate advisory, brokerage & distribution of equities, commodities, mutual funds and ins... Know more about Anand Rathi
Type of Broker Full Service Broker Full Service Broker
Supported Exchnage BSE, NSE NSE, BSE, MCX, NCDEX & NSEL
Account Type 3-in-1 Account (I-Secure Plan) Standard Plan
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Stock Broker Fees / Charges

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Anand Rathi
Trading Account Opening Fees ₹975 Rs 750
Trading Account AMC ₹0 Rs 0
Demat Account Opening Fees ₹0 Rs 550
Demat Account AMC ₹450 Rs 299 from second year onward
Demat Account is Mandatory? No No
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Trading Brokerage Charges

Brokerage Plan 1

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Anand Rathi
Account Type 3-in-1 Account (I-Secure Plan) Standard Plan
Fixed Charges
Equity Delivery Brokerage 0.55% 0.5% - 0.15%
Equity Intraday Brokerage 0.275% 0.05% -0.015%
Equity Futures Brokerage 0.05% to 0.03% 0.05% - 0.015%
Equity Options Brokerage ₹95 to ₹35 per lot Rs 75 to Rs 20
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage 0.050% to 0.030% 0.05% - 0.015%
Currency Options Trading Brokerage ₹25 to ₹10 per lot Rs 75 to Rs 20
Commodity Futures Trading Brokerage NA 0.008% - 0.05%
Commodity Options Trading Brokerage NA

Brokerage Plan 2

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Anand Rathi
Account Type I-Saver Plan Standard Plan
Fixed Charges NA
Equity Delivery Brokerage 0.75% to 0.25% 0.5% - 0.15%
Equity Intraday Brokerage 0.75% to 0.25% 0.05% -0.015%
Equity Futures Brokerage 0.05% to 0.03% 0.05% - 0.015%
Equity Options Brokerage ₹95 to ₹65 per lot Rs 75 to Rs 20
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage 0.05% to 0.03% 0.05% - 0.015%
Currency Options Trading Brokerage ₹95 to ₹65 per lot Rs 75 to Rs 20
Commodity Futures Trading Brokerage NA 0.008% - 0.05%
Commodity Options Trading Brokerage

Other Charges

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

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Anand Rathi
Securities Transaction Tax (STT)
  • Equity Intraday: 0.025% (on Sell trade)
  • Equity Delivery: 0.1% (on Buy and Sell)
  • Equity Futures: 0.01% (on Sell trade)
  • Equity Options: 0.05% (on Sell trade premium) or 0.125% (on excersied options)
  • Currency Futures: Nil
  • Currency Options: Nil
  • Commodities: 0.01% on sell side (Non-Agri)
  • Equity Intraday: 0.025% (on Sell trade)
  • Equity Delivery: 0.1% (on Buy and Sell)
  • Equity Futures: 0.01% (on Sell trade)
  • Equity Options: 0.05% (on Sell trade premium) or 0.125% (on excersied options)
  • Currency Futures: Nil
  • Currency Options: Nil
  • Commodities: 0.01% on sell side (Non-Agri)
Exchange Transaction Charges Check table below Check table below
SEBI Charges Rs 15 per Crore Rs 15 per Crore
Goods and Services Tax (GST) 18% on (brokerage + transaction charges) 18% on (brokerage + transaction charges)
Stamp Duty Charged as per the state of the client's correspondence address. Charged as per the state of the client's correspondence address.
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Transaction Charges

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Anand Rathi
Equity Delivery NSE: 0.0031% | BSE: 0.0028% ₹350
Equity Intraday NSE: 0.0031% | BSE: 0.0028% ₹350
Equity Futures 0.0018% NSE ₹410 | BSE ₹210
Equity Options 0.05% on Premium ₹7000
Currency Futures 0.0012% ₹350
Currency Options 0.05% on Premium ₹7000
Commodity NA ₹350
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Exposure

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Anand Rathi
Equity Delivery 5x with Interest upto 4x
Equity Intraday Upto 25x Upto 10x
Equity Futures 4x Upto 2x
Equity Options 2x for shorting Upto 2x for shorting
Currency Futures NA Upto 2x
Currency Options NA Upto 2x for shorting
Commodity NA Upto 2x
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Share Broker Features

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Anand Rathi
3 in 1 Account Yes No
Charting Yes Yes
Automated Trading No Yes
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 Trade X'Press, Trade Lite, Trade Mobi, Trade X'Pro, Trade X'Pro+
Intraday Square-off Time 3:30 PM
Other Features Bullet Trading, Can trade in 32 exchanges through Saxo Trader
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Broker Ratings (Average User Rating)

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Anand Rathi
  400 Customer Reviews    Rate ICICIDirect 12 Customer Reviews    Rate Anand Rathi
Fees Ratings 2.3 3.2
Trading Brokerage Rating 1.7 3.3
Trading Platform Usability 3.4 3.1
Customer Service Ratings 2.8 3.4
Overall Ratings Rated 2.4 stars Rated 3.1 stars
Broker Rating ICICIDirect is Rated 2.4 / 5 based on 400 customer reviews Anand Rathi is Rated 3.1 / 5 based on 12 customer reviews
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Contact Broker / Request A Call Back

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Anand Rathi
Contact / Request Call Back
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Investment Options Available

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Anand Rathi
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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Customer Service Offered

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Anand Rathi
24/7 Customer Service No No
Onine Live Chat No Yes
Through Branches Yes Yes
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Order Type

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Anand Rathi
Bracket Order No No
Cover Order Yes No
Buy Today Sell Tomorrow (BTST) Yes
Sell Today Buy Tomorrow (STBT) No
After Market Order(AMO) No Yes
Good Till Cancelled (GTC) Yes No
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Research / Tips / Reports Published

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Anand Rathi
Daily Market Report Yes Yes
Free Tips Yes Yes
Quarterly Result Analysis Yes Yes
News Alerts Yes Yes
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Suitable for Investor Category

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Anand Rathi
Casual Investor Yes
Active Investor Yes
Trader

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Pros, Cons and Other Review Comments

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Anand Rathi
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...

  1. They have 200 branches for extensive reach.
  2. call & trade is also available.
  3. Investment online in IPOs, Mutual Funds, GOI Bonds all from one website. General Insurance is also available.
  4. Trading is available in both BSE and NSE.
  5. Low bandwidth website is available for slow internet connection or for trading from mobile devices.

More Advantages...

Cons
  • 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...

  1. AnandRathi brokerage is high and not negotiable.
  2. They don't offer 3 in 1 account.
  3. There are some extra charges for their featured products.

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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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