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ICICIDirect Vs Geojit Share Broker Comparison

The side-by-side comparison of ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. and Geojit BNP Paribas stock brokers in India. The comparison below highlights the similarities and differences between ICICIDirect and Geojit'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 Geojit.

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Geojit BNP Paribas
 
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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 1987, Geojit BNP Paribas (Geojit) is one of the major stock brokers based in India. Geojit is based in Kochi, Kerala and has the strong presence in Gulf. Geojit BNP Paribas is cash equity and derivatives broker with extensive experie... Know more about Geojit BNP Paribas
Type of Broker What is this parameter? Full Service Broker Full Service Broker
Supported Exchnage What is this parameter? BSE, NSE BSE, NSE, MCX-SX
Account Type What is this parameter? 3-in-1 Account (I-Secure Plan) Online Trading
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Stock Broker Fees / Charges

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Geojit BNP Paribas
Trading Account Opening Fees What is this parameter? ₹975 NIL
Trading Account AMC What is this parameter? ₹0 NIL
Demat Account Opening Fees What is this parameter? ₹0 NIL
Demat Account AMC What is this parameter? ₹600 Rs 600
Demat Account is Mandatory? What is this parameter? No No
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Trading Brokerage Charges

Brokerage Plan 1

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Geojit BNP Paribas
Account Type 3-in-1 Account (I-Secure Plan) Online Trading
Fixed Charges What is this parameter?
Equity Delivery Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.55% 0.30%
Equity Intraday Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.275% 0.03%
Equity Futures Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.05% to 0.03% 0.03%
Equity Options Brokerage What is this parameter? ₹95 to ₹35 per lot Rs 150 per contract
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.050% to 0.030% Rs 150 per contract
Currency Options Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? ₹25 to ₹10 per lot Rs 150 per contract
Commodity Futures Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? NA NA
Commodity Options Trading Brokerage What is this parameter?

Brokerage Plan 2

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Geojit BNP Paribas
Account Type I-Saver Plan Online Trading
Fixed Charges What is this parameter?
Equity Delivery Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.75% to 0.25% 0.30%
Equity Intraday Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.75% to 0.25% 0.03%
Equity Futures Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.05% to 0.03% 0.03%
Equity Options Brokerage What is this parameter? ₹95 to ₹65 per lot Rs 150 per contract
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.05% to 0.03% Rs 150 per contract
Currency Options Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? ₹95 to ₹65 per lot Rs 150 per contract
Commodity Futures Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? NA NA
Commodity Options Trading Brokerage What is this parameter?

Other Charges

Minimum Brokerage Charges What is this parameter? ₹35 per trade 1p per share or Rs 20/contract whichever is higher
Other Brokerage Charges What is this parameter?
Call & Trade Charges What is this parameter? ₹25 per call after first 20 free calls per month
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Taxes

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Geojit BNP Paribas
Securities Transaction Tax (STT) What is this parameter?
  • 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 What is this parameter? Check table below Check table below
SEBI Charges What is this parameter? Rs 15 per Crore Rs 15 per Crore
Goods and Services Tax (GST) What is this parameter? 18% on (brokerage + transaction charges) 18% on (brokerage + transaction charges)
Stamp Duty What is this parameter? 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. Geojit BNP Paribas
Equity Delivery What is this parameter? NSE: 0.0031% | BSE: 0.0028% 0.00325%
Equity Intraday What is this parameter? NSE: 0.0031% | BSE: 0.0028% 0.00325%
Equity Futures What is this parameter? 0.0018% 0.0021%
Equity Options What is this parameter? 0.05% on Premium 0.055% on premium
Currency Futures What is this parameter? 0.0012% 0.00145%
Currency Options What is this parameter? 0.05% on Premium 0.0473% on premium
Commodity What is this parameter? NA NA
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Exposure

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Geojit BNP Paribas
Equity Delivery What is this parameter?
Equity Intraday What is this parameter?
Equity Futures What is this parameter?
Equity Options What is this parameter?
Currency Futures What is this parameter?
Currency Options What is this parameter?
Commodity What is this parameter?
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Share Broker Features

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Geojit BNP Paribas
3 in 1 Account What is this parameter? Yes No
Charting What is this parameter? Yes Yes
Automated Trading What is this parameter? No
SMS Alerts What is this parameter? No Yes
Online Demo What is this parameter? Yes Yes
Online Portfolio What is this parameter? Yes Yes
Margin Trading Funding Available What is this parameter? Yes
Margin Against Shares (Equity Cash) What is this parameter? Yes
Margin Against Shares (Equity F&O) What is this parameter? Yes
Trading Platform What is this parameter? ICICIdirect.com (website), Trade Racer, ICICIDirect Mobile App SELFIE
Intraday Square-off Time What is this parameter? 3:30 PM
Other Features What is this parameter?
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Broker Ratings (Average User Rating)

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Geojit BNP Paribas
  395 Customer Reviews    Rate ICICIDirect 92 Customer Reviews    Rate Geojit
Fees Ratings 2.3 3.6
Trading Brokerage Rating 1.7 3.3
Trading Platform Usability 3.4 4.1
Customer Service Ratings 2.8 3.8
Overall Ratings Rated 2.5 stars Rated 3.8 stars
Broker Rating ICICIDirect is Rated 2.5 / 5 based on 395 customer reviews Geojit is Rated 3.8 / 5 based on 92 customer reviews
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Contact Broker / Request A Call Back

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Geojit BNP Paribas
Contact / Request Call Back
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Investment Options Available

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Geojit BNP Paribas
Stock / Equity What is this parameter? Yes Yes
Commodity What is this parameter? No No
Currency What is this parameter? Yes Yes
Initial Public Offers (IPO) What is this parameter? Yes Yes
Mutual Funds What is this parameter? Yes Yes
Bond / NCD What is this parameter? Yes
Debt What is this parameter? Yes Yes
Other Investment Options What is this parameter? Equity, Derivatives, Currency, Mutual Funds, ETF, Insurance, FD/Bonds, Loans, Tax, ELocker, NPS Insurance
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Customer Service Offered

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Geojit BNP Paribas
24/7 Customer Service What is this parameter? No No
Onine Live Chat What is this parameter? No No
Through Branches What is this parameter? Yes Yes
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Order Type

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Geojit BNP Paribas
Bracket Order What is this parameter? No
Cover Order What is this parameter? Yes
Buy Today Sell Tomorrow (BTST) What is this parameter? Yes
Sell Today Buy Tomorrow (STBT) What is this parameter? No
After Market Order(AMO) What is this parameter? Yes
Good Till Cancelled (GTC) What is this parameter? Yes
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Research / Tips / Reports Published

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Geojit BNP Paribas
Daily Market Report What is this parameter? Yes Yes
Free Tips What is this parameter? Yes Yes
Quarterly Result Analysis What is this parameter? Yes Yes
News Alerts What is this parameter? Yes Yes
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Suitable for Investor Category

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Geojit BNP Paribas
Casual Investor What is this parameter? Yes
Active Investor What is this parameter? Yes
Trader What is this parameter?

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Pros, Cons and Other Review Comments

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Geojit BNP Paribas
Pros What is this parameter?
  • 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.

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Cons What is this parameter?
  • 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. Very high Options trading brokerage charges. Geojit charges Rs 125 per contract for Intraday Options and Rs 150 per contract for Options carry forward positions. 2. Geojit charges minimum brokerage of Rs 20 per Contract or 1 paisa per share whichever is higher. 3. Paper contract note by post cost additional Rs 20 per Contract or 5 paisa per share whichever is higher.

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Promo / Offers What is this parameter?

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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