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ICICIDirect Vs India Infoline (IIFL) Share Broker Comparison

The side-by-side comparison of ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. and India Infoline Limited stock brokers in India. The comparison below highlights the similarities and differences between ICICIDirect and India Infoline (IIFL)'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 India Infoline (IIFL).

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. India Infoline Limited
 
ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Logo India Infoline Limited 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 1995, India Infoline (IIFL) is the brokerage firm of India Infoline Group, a fastest growing financial services solution provider in India. India Infoline is listed on BSE (532636) and NSE (INDIAINFO) for securities trading. IIFL off... Know more about India Infoline Limited
Type of Broker Full Service Broker Full Service Broker
Supported Exchnage BSE, NSE NSE, BSE, MCX
Account Type 3-in-1 Account (I-Secure Plan) Standard Account
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 India Infoline (IIFL). Leave your contact info and we will get in touch with you.
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Stock Broker Fees / Charges

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. India Infoline Limited
Trading Account Opening Fees ₹975 ₹750
Trading Account AMC ₹0 ₹0
Demat Account Opening Fees ₹0 ₹555
Demat Account AMC ₹450 ₹ 555 (One time)
Demat Account is Mandatory? No No
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Trading Brokerage Charges

Brokerage Plan 1

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. India Infoline Limited
Account Type 3-in-1 Account (I-Secure Plan) Standard Account
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 1% of Premium or ₹100 per lot whichever is high
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage 0.050% to 0.030% Rs 25 per lot
Currency Options Trading Brokerage ₹25 to ₹10 per lot 1% of Premium or ₹100 per lot whichever is high
Commodity Futures Trading Brokerage NA 0.05%
Commodity Options Trading Brokerage NA

Brokerage Plan 2

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. India Infoline Limited
Account Type I-Saver Plan Standard Account
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 1% of Premium or ₹100 per lot whichever is high
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage 0.05% to 0.03% Rs 25 per lot
Currency Options Trading Brokerage ₹95 to ₹65 per lot 1% of Premium or ₹100 per lot whichever is high
Commodity Futures Trading Brokerage NA 0.05%
Commodity Options Trading Brokerage

Other Charges

Minimum Brokerage Charges ₹35 per trade Rs 0.05 per share
Other Brokerage Charges Advisory SMS - Rs 50 per month
Call & Trade Charges ₹25 per call after first 20 free calls per month Rs 50 per call
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Taxes

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. India Infoline Limited
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. India Infoline Limited
Equity Delivery NSE: 0.0031% | BSE: 0.0028% 0.00325%
Equity Intraday NSE: 0.0031% | BSE: 0.0028% 0.00325%
Equity Futures 0.0018% 0.0021%
Equity Options 0.05% on Premium 0.051% on premium
Currency Futures 0.0012% 0.0021%
Currency Options 0.05% on Premium 0.051% on premium
Commodity NA 0.0028%
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Exposure

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. India Infoline Limited
Equity Delivery 5x with Interest Upto 3x with 18% interest per year
Equity Intraday Upto 25x Upto 20x
Equity Futures 4x Upto 3x
Equity Options 2x for shorting 3x for shorting
Currency Futures NA Upto 2x
Currency Options NA 2x for shorting
Commodity NA Upto 3x
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Share Broker Features

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. India Infoline Limited
3 in 1 Account Yes No
Charting Yes Yes
Automated Trading No
SMS Alerts No Yes
Online Demo Yes Yes
Online Portfolio Yes Yes
Margin Trading Funding Available Yes
Margin Against Shares (Equity Cash) Yes
Margin Against Shares (Equity F&O) Yes
Trading Platform ICICIdirect.com (website), Trade Racer, ICICIDirect Mobile App TT Exe, TT Web, IIFL Markets
Intraday Square-off Time 3:30 PM
Other Features Bullet Trading, Can trade in 32 exchanges through Saxo Trader Market Mantra, Loyalty Points
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Broker Ratings (Average User Rating)

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. India Infoline Limited
  400 Customer Reviews    Rate ICICIDirect 103 Customer Reviews    Rate India Infoline (IIFL)
Fees Ratings 2.3 2.9
Trading Brokerage Rating 1.7 2.7
Trading Platform Usability 3.4 3.3
Customer Service Ratings 2.8 2.7
Overall Ratings Rated 2.4 stars Rated 2.7 stars
Broker Rating ICICIDirect is Rated 2.4 / 5 based on 400 customer reviews India Infoline (IIFL) is Rated 2.7 / 5 based on 103 customer reviews
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Contact Broker / Request A Call Back

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. India Infoline Limited
Contact / Request Call Back
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Investment Options Available

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. India Infoline Limited
Stock / Equity Yes Yes
Commodity No Yes
Currency Yes Yes
Initial Public Offers (IPO) Yes Yes
Mutual Funds Yes Yes
Bond / NCD 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. India Infoline Limited
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. India Infoline Limited
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
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Research / Tips / Reports Published

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. India Infoline Limited
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. India Infoline Limited
Casual Investor Yes Yes
Active Investor
Trader

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Pros, Cons and Other Review Comments

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. India Infoline Limited
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. 4000+ branches in 900+ cities make them your neighborhood broker.
  2. Being a full service broker, they offer wide range of financial products and services.
  3. IIFL offers Systematic Investment Plan in Equity, Commodity and Mutual Fund.
  4. India Infoline Ltd is a publicly traded company listed at BSE and NSE.

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. SMS alerts at additional ₹249 per month
  2. Demat debit charges is 0.05% (Minimum ₹15 - Maximum ₹100) per debit transaction. Demat credit charges is NIL.
  3. India Infoline doesn't provide 3-in-1 account.

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