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ICICIDirect Vs Reliance Securities Share Broker Comparison

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

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Reliance Securities Limited
 
ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Logo Reliance Securities 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. Reliance Securities, A Reliance Capital Limited Company, is the financial services division of Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani (ADA) Group. Reliance ADA group is among top 3 business houses in India with wide range of presence across various sectors. ... Know more about Reliance Securities Limited
Type of Broker Full Service Broker Full Service Broker
Supported Exchnage BSE, NSE BSE, NSE
Account Type 3-in-1 Account (I-Secure Plan) R Fixed Online
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 Reliance Securities. Leave your contact info and we will get in touch with you.
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Stock Broker Fees / Charges

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Reliance Securities Limited
Trading Account Opening Fees ₹975 Rs 950
Trading Account AMC ₹0 Rs 0
Demat Account Opening Fees ₹0 Rs 0
Demat Account AMC ₹450 Rs 400
Demat Account is Mandatory? No No
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Trading Brokerage Charges

Brokerage Plan 1

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Reliance Securities Limited
Account Type 3-in-1 Account (I-Secure Plan) R Fixed Online
Fixed Charges
Equity Delivery Brokerage 0.55% 0.40%
Equity Intraday Brokerage 0.275% 0.04%
Equity Futures Brokerage 0.05% to 0.03% 0.04%
Equity Options Brokerage ₹95 to ₹35 per lot ₹100 per lot
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage 0.050% to 0.030% 0.04%
Currency Options Trading Brokerage ₹25 to ₹10 per lot ₹100 per lot
Commodity Futures Trading Brokerage NA NA
Commodity Options Trading Brokerage NA NA

Brokerage Plan 2

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Reliance Securities Limited
Account Type I-Saver Plan R Fixed
Fixed Charges NA
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 ₹100 per lot
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage 0.05% to 0.03%
Currency Options Trading Brokerage ₹95 to ₹65 per lot
Commodity Futures Trading Brokerage NA
Commodity Options Trading Brokerage

Other Charges

Minimum Brokerage Charges ₹35 per trade 5 paise per share
Other Brokerage Charges Physical contract note: ₹40 | Physical Ledger: ₹40
Call & Trade Charges ₹25 per call after first 20 free calls per month ₹20 per call (First 20 calls free)
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Taxes

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Reliance Securities 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. Reliance Securities Limited
Equity Delivery NSE: 0.0031% | BSE: 0.0028% 0.0035%
Equity Intraday NSE: 0.0031% | BSE: 0.0028% 0.0035%
Equity Futures 0.0018% 0.0033%
Equity Options 0.05% on Premium 0.063% on premium
Currency Futures 0.0012%
Currency Options 0.05% on Premium
Commodity NA NA
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Exposure

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Reliance Securities Limited
Equity Delivery 5x with Interest Upto 3x with 21% interest per year
Equity Intraday Upto 25x Upto 10x
Equity Futures 4x Upto 3x
Equity Options 2x for shorting Nil
Currency Futures NA Nil
Currency Options NA Nil
Commodity NA NA
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Share Broker Features

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Reliance Securities Limited
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
Margin Against Shares (Equity F&O) Yes
Trading Platform ICICIdirect.com (website), Trade Racer, ICICIDirect Mobile App InstaXpress, InstaPlus, Tick, Tick PRO, R Mobile express
Intraday Square-off Time 3:30 PM
Other Features Bullet Trading, Can trade in 32 exchanges through Saxo Trader Mobile Application: Rmobile Xpress
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Broker Ratings (Average User Rating)

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Reliance Securities Limited
  400 Customer Reviews    Rate ICICIDirect 61 Customer Reviews    Rate Reliance Securities
Fees Ratings 2.3 3.5
Trading Brokerage Rating 1.7 3.3
Trading Platform Usability 3.4 3.3
Customer Service Ratings 2.8 3.4
Overall Ratings Rated 2.4 stars Rated 3.3 stars
Broker Rating ICICIDirect is Rated 2.4 / 5 based on 400 customer reviews Reliance Securities is Rated 3.3 / 5 based on 61 customer reviews
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Contact Broker / Request A Call Back

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

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Reliance Securities Limited
Stock / Equity Yes Yes
Commodity No Yes
Currency Yes Yes
Initial Public Offers (IPO) Yes Yes
Mutual Funds Yes Yes
Bond / NCD Yes Yes
Debt Yes No
Other Investment Options Equity, Derivatives, Currency, Mutual Funds, ETF, Insurance, FD/Bonds, Loans, Tax, ELocker, NPS Option strategies, R Model Portfolio
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Customer Service Offered

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Reliance Securities Limited
24/7 Customer Service No No
Onine Live Chat No Yes
Through Branches Yes Yes
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Order Type

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Reliance Securities 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 No
Good Till Cancelled (GTC) Yes Yes
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Research / Tips / Reports Published

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Reliance Securities 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. Reliance Securities Limited
Casual Investor Yes
Active Investor Yes
Trader Yes

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Pros, Cons and Other Review Comments

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Reliance Securities 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.

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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.

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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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