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ICICIdirect
ICICIdirect is one of the largest retail stock brokers in India. It is part of the ICICI Group. It offers online trading and investment services to over 50 lakhs customers. The services offered include equity, commodity, and currency trading at BSE, NSE, and MCX. The company also offers Mutual Fund & IPO, Fixed deposits, Bond, NCD, wealth products, Home Loans, Loans against Securities, etc. ICICIdirect's most popular service is its 3-in-1 account, which includes ICICI Bank Account, ICICI Tr... Know more about ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd.


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Motilal Oswal
Incorporated in 1987, Motilal Oswal Securities Ltd. (MOSL) is a Mumbai, India based diversified financial services firm. The company offers trading services in Equity, Commodity, Currency and Derivatives. It also offers other products like Mutual Funds, IPOs, Gold, Insurance and Fixed Income products. MOSL is widely recognized for its MOAMC discretionary Portfolio Management Service (PMS). The PMS has a strong track record and consistently outperformed the benchmark across market cycles since it... Know more about Motilal Oswal Securities Ltd

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ICICIdirect Vs Motilal Oswal

Incorporated in 2000, ICICIdirect is a Full Service Broker. It offers trading at BSE, NSE. It has 154 branches across India. Incorporated in 1987, Motilal Oswal is a Full Service Broker. It offers trading at BSE, NSE, MCX. It has 305 branches across India.

  ICICIdirect Motilal Oswal
Type of Broker Full Service Broker Full Service Broker
Exchnage Membership BSE, NSE BSE, NSE, MCX
Year of Incorporation 2000 1987
Number of Branches 154 305
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ICICIdirect Vs Motilal Oswal Charges & AMC

ICICIdirect trading account opening charges is Rs 0 (Free) while Motilal Oswal account opening changes is Rs 0. ICICIdirect Demat Account AMC Charges is Rs 300 (from 2nd year) and Motilal Oswal Demat Account AMC Charges is Free (Rs 400 2nd year onward).

  ICICIdirect Motilal Oswal
Trading Account Opening Charges Rs 0 (Free) Rs 0
Trading Account AMC Charges Rs 0 (Free) Rs 0
Demat Account Opening Charges Rs 0 (Free) Rs 0
Demat Account AMC Charges Rs 300 (from 2nd year) Free (Rs 400 2nd year onward)
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ICICIdirect Vs Motilal Oswal Brokerage Charges & Plans

ICICIdirect Vs Motilal Oswal Brokerage

ICICIdirect brokerage charges for equity is 0.55% and intraday is Rs 20 per order whereas Motilal Oswal brokerage charges for equity is 0.50% and intraday is 0.05% (both side).

  ICICIdirect Motilal Oswal
Account Type ICICI Neo Plan Default Plan
Fixed Charges NA
Equity Delivery 0.55% 0.50%
Equity Intraday Rs 20 per order 0.05% (both side)
Equity Futures Rs 0 (Free) 0.05% (both side)
Equity Options Rs 20 per order Rs 100 per lot (both side)
Currency Futures Rs 20 per order Rs 20 per lot (both side)
Currency Options Rs 20 per order Rs 20 per lot (both side)
Commodity Futures Rs 20 per order 0.05% (both side)
Commodity Options Rs 20 per order
Special Offer
Special Offer: ICICIdirect Neo Plan - Flat Rs 20 per trade brokerage (Intraday and F&O) + Free Account Opening + Get funds in 30 minutes from sell orders + Free trading tips. Open Instant Account Now
Special Offer: Get Zero AMC for Lifetime (with Rs 25k margin or Rs 3k Value Pack) for limited time. Get the offer

ICICIdirect Vs Motilal Oswal Brokerage Plan 2

  ICICIdirect Motilal Oswal
Account Type I-Secure Plan Value Pack (VP2KLT)
Fixed Charges NA Rs 2000 (one time fee)
Equity Delivery 0.55% 0.40%
Equity Intraday 0.275% 0.04% (both side)
Equity Futures 0.05% 0.04% (both side)
Equity Options Rs 95 per lot Rs 50 per lot (both side)
Currency Futures Rs 20 per order Rs 22 per lot (both side)
Currency Options Rs 20 per order Rs 22 per lot (both side)
Commodity Futures Rs 20 per order 0.04% (both side)
Commodity Options Rs 20 per order
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ICICIdirect Vs Motilal Oswal Brokerage Plan 3

  ICICIdirect Motilal Oswal
Account Type ICICI Neo Plan Value Pack (VP1LACLT)
Fixed Charges NA Rs 1,00,000 (one time fee)
Equity Delivery 0.55% 0.10%
Equity Intraday Rs 20 per order 0.01% (both side)
Equity Futures Rs 0 (Free) 0.01% (both side)
Equity Options Rs 20 per order Rs 20 per lot (both side)
Currency Futures Rs 20 per order Rs 10 per lot (both side)
Currency Options Rs 20 per order Rs 10 per lot (both side)
Commodity Futures Rs 20 per order 0.01% (both side)
Commodity Options Rs 20 per order
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ICICIdirect Charges Vs Motilal Oswal

Minimum Brokerage Rs 35 per trade (I-Secure Plan) Rs 25 for Delivery and Rs 12 for Intraday
Other Charges Margin Trading Interest: 0.025% Per day Minimum balance: Rs 1,000
Call & Trade Charges Rs 50 per trade Nil
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ICICIdirect Vs Motilal Oswal Transaction Charges

ICICIdirect transaction charges for options is Rs 5000 per Cr (0.05%) (on premium) while Motilal Oswal exchange transaction charges for options is NSE Rs 5110 per Cr (0.0511%) | BSE Rs 200 per Cr (0.002%) (on premium).

  ICICIdirect Motilal Oswal
Equity Delivery NSE Rs 310 per Cr (0.0031%) | BSE Rs 280 per Cr (0.0028%) (each side) NSE Rs 335 per Cr (0.00335%) | BSE Rs 1000 per Cr (0.01%) (each side)
Equity Intraday NSE Rs 310 per Cr (0.0031%) | BSE Rs 280 per Cr (0.0028%) (each side) NSE Rs 325 per Cr (0.00325%) | BSE Rs 200 per Cr (0.002%) (each side)
Equity Futures Rs 180 per Cr (0.0018%) Rs 200 per Cr (0.002%)
Equity Options Rs 5000 per Cr (0.05%) (on premium) NSE Rs 5110 per Cr (0.0511%) | BSE Rs 200 per Cr (0.002%) (on premium)
Currency Futures Rs 120 per Cr (0.0012%) Rs 125 per Cr (0.00125%)
Currency Options Rs 5000 per Cr (0.05%) (on premium) Rs 4200 per Cr (0.042%)(on premium)
Commodity Group A - Rs 260 per Cr (0.0026%) MCX: Rs 250 per Cr (0.0025%)
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ICICIdirect Vs Motilal Oswal Leverage (Margin)

ICICIdirect margin for intraday trading is up to 20% of the trade value (5x leverage) based on the stock whereas the Motilal Oswal margin for intraday cash is also up to 20% of the trade value (5x leverage) based on the stock.

  ICICIdirect Motilal Oswal
Equity Delivery 100% of trade value (1x leverage) 100% of trade value (1x leverage)
Equity Intraday Up to 20% of trade value (5x leverage) Up to 20% of trade value (5x leverage)
F&O (Eq, Curr, Comm) 100% of NRML margin (Span + Exposure) (1x leverage) 100% of NRML margin (Span + Exposure) (1x leverage)
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Compare ICICIdirect and Motilal Oswal Features

The trading platforms offered ICICIdirect include ICICIdirect.com (website), Trade Racer, ICICIDirect Mobile App. Motilal Oswal offers Orion Lite, MO Trader App trading software.

  ICICIdirect Motilal Oswal
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 Yes Yes
Margin Against Shares (Equity Cash) Yes Yes
Margin Against Shares (Equity F&O) Yes Yes
Trading Platform ICICIdirect.com (website), Trade Racer, ICICIDirect Mobile App Orion Lite, MO Trader App
Intraday Square-off Time 3:30 PM
Other Features Bullet Trading, Can trade in 32 exchanges through Saxo Trader
Referral Program Yes
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ICICIdirect Vs Motilal Oswal Review

ICICIdirect is rated 2.4 of 5 based on 455 customer reviews whereas Motilal Oswal is rated 2.4 of 5 based on 115 customer reviews.

  ICICIdirect Motilal Oswal
  455 Customer Reviews    Rate ICICIdirect 115 Customer Reviews    Rate Motilal Oswal
Fees 2.2 2.8
Brokerage 1.7 2.3
Trading Platform 3.3 2.9
Customer Service 2.7 2.6
Research Capabilities 2.9 2.5
Overall Ratings Rated 2.4 stars Rated 2.4 stars
Broker Rating ICICIdirect is rated 2.4 of 5 based on 455 customer reviews Motilal Oswal is rated 2.4 of 5 based on 115 customer reviews
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Contact Broker ICICIdirect Neo Plan - Flat Rs 20 per trade brokerage (Intraday and F&O) + Free Account Opening + Get funds in 30 minutes from sell orders + Free trading tips. Open Instant Account Now Get Zero AMC for Lifetime (with Rs 25k margin or Rs 3k Value Pack) for limited time. Get the offer
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ICICIdirect Vs Motilal Oswal Investment Options

  ICICIdirect Motilal Oswal
Stock / Equity Yes Yes
Commodity Yes Yes
Currency Yes Yes
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 PMS, Fixed Deposits, Insurance, Derivatives
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ICICIdirect Vs Motilal Oswal Order Type Offered

  ICICIdirect Motilal Oswal
Bracket Order No Yes
Cover Order Yes Yes
Buy Today Sell Tomorrow (BTST) Yes Yes
Sell Today Buy Tomorrow (STBT) No Yes
After Market Order(AMO) No No
Good Till Cancelled (GTC) Yes Yes
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ICICIdirect Vs Motilal Oswal Research Report

  ICICIdirect Motilal Oswal
Daily Market Report Yes Yes
Free Tips Yes Yes
Quarterly Result Analysis Yes Yes
News Alerts Yes Yes
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ICICIdirect Vs Motilal Oswal Suitable For Investor Type

  ICICIdirect Motilal Oswal
Casual Investor Yes
Active Investor
Trader Yes
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ICICIdirect Vs Motilal Oswal - Pros and Cons

  ICICIdirect Motilal Oswal
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.
  • Over 8.5 Lakh customers. One of the largest stock broker in India with PAN India coverage across 1,900+ locations in over 500 cities.
  • Provides daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly & yearly reports across asset class. Advice across Equity, Derivatives, Commodity, Currency and Mutual Funds.
  • Motilal Oswal offers customized brokerage schemes suited to your trading requirements. The cost depends on the scheme that you choose while opening your trading account.
  • Value pack brokerage plans are available for frequent traders.
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.
  • Call & trade cost extra Rs 50 per trade in Neo/Prime Plans.
  • Margin Deposit Rs 10,000+ is required
  • In order to use our Online Trading Platform, you will be required to have a demat account with Motilal Oswal. You cannot use your existing demat account.
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ICICIdirect Neo Plan (Discount Brokerage)

Open a 3-in-1 account with Neo Plan for:

  • Free Account Opening
  • Brokerage-Free Equity Futures trading
  • Flat Rs. 20 per trade brokerage in Options, Currency F&O and Commodity futures in BSE, NSE and MCX
  • Free trading tips
  • Get funds in your bank account in just 30 minutes of selling stocks

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Get Zero AMC for Lifetime

Motilal Oswal offers Zero AMC for Lifetime Demat Account (Rs 400 waived) with Rs 25k margin or Rs 3k prepaid value pack. Also avail Rs 3k woth of discount vouchers, Rs 1000 worth of Me-Gold, free access to research & advice and free use of trading platform.

This is a limited time offer. Simply leave your contact information with us and Motilal Oswal representatives will contact you.

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