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ICICIDirect Vs IDBI Capital Share Broker Comparison

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

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. IDBI Capital Markets and Securities Ltd
 
ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Logo IDBI Capital Markets and Securities 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 December 1993, IDBI Capital Markets and Securities Ltd. (IDBI Capital), is a wholly owned subsidiary of IDBI Bank Ltd. IDBI Capital offers online trading in Equities, F&O, Mutual Funds, and IPOs etc. It also distributes Third Part... Know more about IDBI Capital Markets and Securities Ltd
Type of Broker Full Service Broker Full Service Broker
Supported Exchnage BSE, NSE BSE, NSE, NSDL
Account Type 3-in-1 Account (I-Secure Plan) Paisa Power Classic
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 IDBI Capital. Leave your contact info and we will get in touch with you.
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Stock Broker Fees / Charges

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. IDBI Capital Markets and Securities Ltd
Trading Account Opening Fees ₹975 Rs 500
Trading Account AMC ₹0 NIL
Demat Account Opening Fees ₹0 NIL
Demat Account AMC ₹450 Rs 450
Demat Account is Mandatory? No No
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Trading Brokerage Charges

Brokerage Plan 1

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. IDBI Capital Markets and Securities Ltd
Account Type 3-in-1 Account (I-Secure Plan) Paisa Power Classic
Fixed Charges
Equity Delivery Brokerage 0.55% 0.50%
Equity Intraday Brokerage 0.275% 0.05%
Equity Futures Brokerage 0.05% to 0.03% 0.05%
Equity Options Brokerage ₹95 to ₹35 per lot Rs 100 per lot
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage 0.050% to 0.030% NA
Currency Options Trading Brokerage ₹25 to ₹10 per lot NA
Commodity Futures Trading Brokerage NA NA
Commodity Options Trading Brokerage NA NA

Brokerage Plan 2

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. IDBI Capital Markets and Securities Ltd
Account Type I-Saver Plan Paisa Power Classic
Fixed Charges
Equity Delivery Brokerage 0.75% to 0.25% 0.50%
Equity Intraday Brokerage 0.75% to 0.25% 0.05%
Equity Futures Brokerage 0.05% to 0.03% 0.05%
Equity Options Brokerage ₹95 to ₹65 per lot Rs 100 per lot
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage 0.05% to 0.03% NA
Currency Options Trading Brokerage ₹95 to ₹65 per lot NA
Commodity Futures Trading Brokerage NA NA
Commodity Options Trading Brokerage NA

Other Charges

Minimum Brokerage Charges ₹35 per trade Rs 25 per trade or 2.5% of the trade value whichever is lower.
Other Brokerage Charges
Call & Trade Charges ₹25 per call after first 20 free calls per month Nil
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Taxes

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. IDBI Capital Markets and Securities Ltd
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. IDBI Capital Markets and Securities Ltd
Equity Delivery NSE: 0.0031% | BSE: 0.0028% 0.00325%
Equity Intraday NSE: 0.0031% | BSE: 0.0028% 0.00325%
Equity Futures 0.0018% 0.0019%
Equity Options 0.05% on Premium 0.051% on premium
Currency Futures 0.0012% NA
Currency Options 0.05% on Premium NA
Commodity NA NA
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Exposure

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. IDBI Capital Markets and Securities Ltd
Equity Delivery 5x with Interest Nil
Equity Intraday Upto 25x Upto 4x
Equity Futures 4x Nil
Equity Options 2x for shorting Nil
Currency Futures NA Nil
Currency Options NA Nil
Commodity NA Nil
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Share Broker Features

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. IDBI Capital Markets and Securities Ltd
3 in 1 Account Yes Yes
Charting Yes Yes
Automated Trading No No
SMS Alerts No Yes
Online Demo Yes Yes
Online Portfolio Yes Yes
Margin Trading Funding Available Yes No
Margin Against Shares (Equity Cash) Yes
Margin Against Shares (Equity F&O) Yes
Trading Platform ICICIdirect.com (website), Trade Racer, ICICIDirect Mobile App Power Pro, Power Streaming, IDBI Direct
Intraday Square-off Time 3:30 PM 3:00 PM
Other Features Bullet Trading, Can trade in 32 exchanges through Saxo Trader Morning Report, Equity SIP, Investment Guide
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Broker Ratings (Average User Rating)

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. IDBI Capital Markets and Securities Ltd
  400 Customer Reviews    Rate ICICIDirect 37 Customer Reviews    Rate IDBI Capital
Fees Ratings 2.3 3.2
Trading Brokerage Rating 1.7 2.6
Trading Platform Usability 3.4 2.6
Customer Service Ratings 2.8 2.9
Overall Ratings Rated 2.4 stars Rated 2.8 stars
Broker Rating ICICIDirect is Rated 2.4 / 5 based on 400 customer reviews IDBI Capital is Rated 2.8 / 5 based on 37 customer reviews
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Contact Broker / Request A Call Back

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. IDBI Capital Markets and Securities Ltd
Contact / Request Call Back
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Investment Options Available

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. IDBI Capital Markets and Securities Ltd
Stock / Equity Yes Yes
Commodity No No
Currency Yes No
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. IDBI Capital Markets and Securities Ltd
24/7 Customer Service No No
Onine Live Chat No No
Through Branches Yes Yes
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Order Type

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. IDBI Capital Markets and Securities Ltd
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 No
Good Till Cancelled (GTC) Yes Yes
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Research / Tips / Reports Published

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. IDBI Capital Markets and Securities Ltd
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. IDBI Capital Markets and Securities Ltd
Casual Investor Yes Yes
Active Investor
Trader

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Pros, Cons and Other Review Comments

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. IDBI Capital Markets and Securities Ltd
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...

- Prepaid plans are available for volume traders.

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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...

- Additional charge of Rs 2000 per year for installable trading platform.

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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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