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ICICIDirect Vs Indiabulls

  ICICIDirect Indiabulls
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ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Logo Indiabulls Ventures 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. Indiabulls Shubh is a discount stock broker offering ultra-low brokerage plans. Indiabulls is among the best stock broker in India with offering including unlimited trading plans, free trading platforms, free call & trade, free research and zero ... Know more about Indiabulls Ventures Limited
Type of Broker Full Service Broker Discount Broker
Supported Exchnage BSE, NSE BSE, NSE and MCX
Account Type 3-in-1 Account (I-Secure Plan) Base 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 Indiabulls. Leave your contact info and we will get in touch with you.
Year of Incorporation 2000 2000
Number of Branches 154 18

ICICIDirect Vs Indiabulls Charges

  ICICIDirect Indiabulls
Trading Account Opening Fees ₹975 ₹500
Trading Account AMC ₹0 ₹0
Demat Account Opening Fees ₹0 ₹0
Demat Account AMC ₹450 ₹450
Demat Account is Mandatory? No No

ICICIDirect Vs Indiabulls Brokerage

Brokerage Plan 1

  ICICIDirect Indiabulls
Account Type 3-in-1 Account (I-Secure Plan) Base Plan
Fixed Charges
Equity Delivery Brokerage 0.55% ₹0 (Free)
Equity Intraday Brokerage 0.275% ₹15 per executed order
Equity Futures Brokerage 0.05% to 0.03% ₹15 per executed order
Equity Options Brokerage ₹95 to ₹35 per lot ₹15 per executed order
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage 0.050% to 0.030% ₹15 per executed order
Currency Options Trading Brokerage ₹25 to ₹10 per lot ₹15 per executed order
Commodity Futures Trading Brokerage NA 0.03%
Commodity Options Trading Brokerage NA 0.03%

Brokerage Plan 2

  ICICIDirect Indiabulls
Account Type I-Saver Plan Equity Unlimited Trade
Fixed Charges ₹1000
Equity Delivery Brokerage 0.75% to 0.25% ₹0 (Free)
Equity Intraday Brokerage 0.75% to 0.25% ₹0 (Free)
Equity Futures Brokerage 0.05% to 0.03% NA
Equity Options Brokerage ₹95 to ₹65 per lot NA
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage 0.05% to 0.03% NA
Currency Options Trading Brokerage 0.25 to ₹65 per lot NA
Commodity Futures Trading Brokerage NA NA
Commodity Options Trading Brokerage NA NA

Brokerage Plan 3

  ICICIDirect Indiabulls
Account Type ICICIdirect Prime Plan F&O Unlimited Trade
Fixed Charges ₹900 ₹1000
Equity Delivery Brokerage 0.25% ₹0 (Free)
Equity Intraday Brokerage 0.25% NA
Equity Futures Brokerage 0.025% ₹0 (Free)
Equity Options Brokerage ₹35 ₹0 (Free)
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage ₹0 ₹0 (Free)
Currency Options Trading Brokerage ₹0 ₹0 (Free)
Commodity Futures Trading Brokerage NA NA
Commodity Options Trading Brokerage NA NA

Other Charges

Minimum Brokerage Charges ₹35 per trade ₹0 (Unlimited Plan), ₹15 (Per Trade Plan)
Other Brokerage Charges
Call & Trade Charges ₹25 per call after first 20 free calls per month ₹0 (Free)

ICICIDirect Vs Indiabulls Taxes

  ICICIDirect Indiabulls
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 Indiabulls Transaction Charges

  ICICIDirect Indiabulls
Equity Delivery NSE: 0.0031% | BSE: 0.0028% ₹325 per crore (0.00325%)
Equity Intraday NSE: 0.0031% | BSE: 0.0028% ₹325 per crore (0.00325%)
Equity Futures 0.0018% ₹250 per crore (0.0025%)
Equity Options 0.05% on Premium ₹5500 per crore (on premium) (0.055%)
Currency Futures 0.0012% ₹250 per crore (0.0025%)
Currency Options 0.05% on Premium ₹5500 per crore (on premium) (0.055%)
Commodity NA

ICICIDirect Vs Indiabulls Exposure Margin

  ICICIDirect Indiabulls
Equity Delivery 5x with Interest 1x (no margin)
Equity Intraday Upto 25x Up to 5x (based on the stock)
Equity Futures 4x Intra-day: 4x | Carry forward: 1x (no margin)
Equity Options 2x for shorting Intra-day: 4x | Carry forward: 1x
Currency Futures NA Intra-day: 2x | Carry forward: 1x
Currency Options NA Intra-day: 2x | Carry forward: 1x
Commodity Futures NA NA
Commodity Options NA

ICICIDirect and Indiabulls Feature Comparison

  ICICIDirect Indiabulls
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 Yes
Margin Against Shares (Equity F&O) Yes Yes
Trading Platform (website), Trade Racer, ICICIDirect Mobile App SHUBH Mobile, SHUBH Web, Power Indiabulls (PIB)
Intraday Square-off Time 3:30 PM
Other Features Bullet Trading, Can trade in 32 exchanges through Saxo Trader Live News, World market summary
Referral Program

ICICIDirect Vs Indiabulls Review

  ICICIDirect Indiabulls
  404 Customer Reviews    Rate ICICIDirect 44 Customer Reviews    Rate Indiabulls
Fees Ratings 2.3 3.4
Trading Brokerage Rating 1.7 3.1
Trading Platform Usability 3.4 3.7
Customer Service Ratings 2.8 3.1
Overall Ratings Rated 2.4 stars Rated 3.2 stars
Broker Rating ICICIDirect is Rated 2.4 / 5 based on 404 customer reviews Indiabulls is Rated 3.2 / 5 based on 44 customer reviews

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ICICIDirect Vs Indiabulls Investment Options

  ICICIDirect Indiabulls
Stock / Equity Yes Yes
Commodity No Yes
Currency Yes Yes
Initial Public Offers (IPO) Yes Yes
Mutual Funds Yes No
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 Indiabulls Customer Service

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

ICICIDirect Vs Indiabulls Order Type Offered

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

ICICIDirect Vs Indiabulls Research Report

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

ICICIDirect Vs Indiabulls Suitable For Investor Type

  ICICIDirect Indiabulls
Casual Investor Yes
Active Investor Yes
Trader Yes

ICICIDirect Vs Indiabulls - Advantages and Disadvantages

  ICICIDirect Indiabulls
  • 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...

  • Brokerages free equity delivery trading. Truly no brokerage charges for cash & carry trades.
  • Interest-free Margin Funding in Unlimited Trading plan.
  • Margin funding is available at a low cost of 12% per annum in Rs 15/trade plan.
  • Free trading software.
  • Free research reports and trading tips to all the customers.
  • Years of experience, trust and good track record in stock broker business.

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...

  • Online IPO and Mutual Fund investment are not available in Indiabulls Shubh App.
  • Local branch support is not available to online customers.
  • Advance order types i.e. Bracket Order, Cover Order are not available in monthly unlimited trading plans.
  • Margin against share is not available in Unlimited Trading Plans.

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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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Limited Time Offer - FREE Unlimited Trading for 1st Month (₹1000 waived)

Open Indiabulls Online Trading Account and get Free Unlimited Trading for 1st month. Trade Unlimited at ₹1000/month or Trade at flat ₹15 per executed order.

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