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ICICIDirect Vs ProStocks Share Broker Comparison

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

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. ProStocks
 
ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Logo ProStocks 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. ProStocks is a SEBI registered Stock Broker and Depository Participant. ProStocks is fastest growing flat fee discount stock broker offering online trading at BSE and NSE. ProStocks is famous for the unlimited trading plan. This plan offer unlimited ... Know more about ProStocks
Type of Broker What is this parameter? Full Service Broker Discount Broker
Supported Exchnage What is this parameter? BSE, NSE BSE, NSE
Account Type What is this parameter? 3-in-1 Account (I-Secure Plan) Flat Fee 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 ProStocks. Leave your contact info and we will get in touch with you.
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Stock Broker Fees / Charges

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

Brokerage Plan 1

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. ProStocks
Account Type 3-in-1 Account (I-Secure Plan) Flat Fee Plan
Fixed Charges What is this parameter?
Equity Delivery Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.55% ₹15
Equity Intraday Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.275% ₹15
Equity Futures Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.05% to 0.03% ₹15
Equity Options Brokerage What is this parameter? ₹95 to ₹35 per lot ₹15
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.050% to 0.030% ₹15
Currency Options Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? ₹25 to ₹10 per lot ₹15
Commodity Futures Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? NA
Commodity Options Trading Brokerage What is this parameter?

Brokerage Plan 2

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. ProStocks
Account Type I-Saver Plan Monthly Unlimited Equity
Fixed Charges What is this parameter? ₹899
Equity Delivery Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.75% to 0.25% ₹0
Equity Intraday Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.75% to 0.25% ₹0
Equity Futures Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.05% to 0.03% ₹0
Equity Options Brokerage What is this parameter? ₹95 to ₹65 per lot ₹0
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.05% to 0.03%
Currency Options Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? ₹95 to ₹65 per lot
Commodity Futures Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? NA
Commodity Options Trading Brokerage What is this parameter?

Brokerage Plan 3

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. ProStocks
Account Type 3-in-1 Account (I-Secure Plan) Monthly Unlimited Currency
Fixed Charges What is this parameter? ₹499
Equity Delivery Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.55%
Equity Intraday Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.275%
Equity Futures Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.05% to 0.03%
Equity Options Brokerage What is this parameter? ₹95 to ₹35 per lot
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.050% to 0.030% ₹0
Currency Options Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? ₹25 to ₹10 per lot ₹0
Commodity Futures Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? NA
Commodity Options Trading Brokerage What is this parameter?

Other Charges

Minimum Brokerage Charges What is this parameter? ₹35 per trade
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. ProStocks
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. ProStocks
Equity Delivery What is this parameter? NSE: 0.0031% | BSE: 0.0028% NSE: 0.00325% | BSE: 0.00275%
Equity Intraday What is this parameter? NSE: 0.0031% | BSE: 0.0028% NSE: 0.00325% | BSE: 0.00275%
Equity Futures What is this parameter? 0.0018% NSE: 0.0019% | BSE: 0.0005%
Equity Options What is this parameter? 0.05% on Premium NSE: 0.050% | BSE: 0.0025%
Currency Futures What is this parameter? 0.0012% NSE: 0.0011% | BSE: 0.0001%
Currency Options What is this parameter? 0.05% on Premium NSE: 0.040% | BSE: 0.0001%
Commodity What is this parameter? NA
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Exposure

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. ProStocks
Equity Delivery What is this parameter? 1x (no margin)
Equity Intraday What is this parameter? 7x (Margin intraday sq off) | 10x (Cover Order)
Equity Futures What is this parameter? 1.5x
Equity Options What is this parameter? 1x (no margin)
Currency Futures What is this parameter? 1.5x
Currency Options What is this parameter? 1x (no margin)
Commodity What is this parameter? NA
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Share Broker Features

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. ProStocks
3 in 1 Account What is this parameter? Yes No
Charting What is this parameter? Yes Yes
Automated Trading What is this parameter? No No
SMS Alerts What is this parameter? No No
Online Demo What is this parameter? Yes Yes
Online Portfolio What is this parameter? Yes No
Margin Trading Funding Available What is this parameter? Yes No
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 ProStocks, NSE NOW
Intraday Square-off Time What is this parameter? 3:30 PM Equity 3:15 PM | Curr: 4:45 PM
Other Features What is this parameter?
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Broker Ratings (Average User Rating)

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. ProStocks
  395 Customer Reviews    Rate ICICIDirect 24 Customer Reviews    Rate ProStocks
Fees Ratings 2.3 4.6
Trading Brokerage Rating 1.7 4.4
Trading Platform Usability 3.4 2.9
Customer Service Ratings 2.8 3.1
Overall Ratings Rated 2.5 stars Rated 3.3 stars
Broker Rating ICICIDirect is Rated 2.5 / 5 based on 395 customer reviews ProStocks is Rated 3.3 / 5 based on 24 customer reviews
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Contact Broker / Request A Call Back

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. ProStocks
Contact / Request Call Back
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Investment Options Available

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. ProStocks
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 No
Mutual Funds What is this parameter? Yes No
Bond / NCD What is this parameter? Yes No
Debt What is this parameter? Yes No
Other Investment Options What is this parameter? Equity, Derivatives, Currency, Mutual Funds, ETF, Insurance, FD/Bonds, Loans, Tax, ELocker, NPS
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Customer Service Offered

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. ProStocks
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 No
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Order Type

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. ProStocks
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. ProStocks
Daily Market Report What is this parameter? Yes No
Free Tips What is this parameter? Yes No
Quarterly Result Analysis What is this parameter? Yes No
News Alerts What is this parameter? Yes No
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Suitable for Investor Category

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. ProStocks
Casual Investor What is this parameter? Yes Yes
Active Investor What is this parameter? Yes
Trader What is this parameter? Yes

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Pros, Cons and Other Review Comments

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. ProStocks
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.

More Advantages...

  • Cheapest flat fee broker in India. Offers ₹899 unlimited equity and equity f&o trading and ₹15 per trade plan.
  • 2-in-1 Accounts offers seamless transactions between trading and demat account.
  • 5 Pricing plans to choose from offers flexibility to stock market investors and active trader. Its extremely easy to switch between the plans.
  • Lowest exchange transaction changes, guaranteed.
  • Life time free demat account with one time ₹1000 deposit. No account opening and no annual maintenance charges.
  • Lowest stamp duty for customer outside Maharashtra. Max stamp duty charged is ₹50 per day.
  • ProStocks do not charge PCM fee to customers. Most other broker include PCM fee to Exchange Transaction Fee.
  • Cheapest Call & Trade fee (₹10 per executed order) among all discount brokers. Other brokers charge minimum ₹20 per trade.
  • 24x7 customer service though Advance Interactive voice response(IVR).

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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.

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Reviews What is this parameter? Useful articles about ProStocks:
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.

Interested in opening a trading account? Request Callback from a stock broker.

ProStocks offer FREE Trading + Demat Account. You can trade unlimited in equity & equity f&o segment for ₹899/month or choose ₹15 per trade plan. Thereby saving up to 90% on brokerage. ProStocks also offer ₹0 Demat AMC with one time ₹1000 refundable deposit.

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

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