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ICICI Direct Vs Religare (Compare ICICI Direct and Religare)

The side-by-side comparison of ICICI Direct and Religare. Compare ICICI Direct Vs Religare brokerage, charges, leverage, margin, demat account and intraday trading. Find which is best ICICI Direct vs Religare?


ICICI Direct
ICICI Direct 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, India's top financial service provider offering banking and other financial services. ICICI Securities offers 'online trading and investment' services to over 20 lakhs customers through ICICI Direct (ICICIDirect.com). ICICIDirect.com is the flags... Know more about ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd.


Religare
Update On Dec 20, 2017, Edelweiss Group's wealth management unit has acquired the securities business of Religare Enterprises Ltd. The acquisition includes Religare's securities and commodities broking services along with depository participant services. Incorporated in 1986, Religare Securities Ltd (RSL) is a subsidiary of Religare Enterprises Limited, New Delhi based diversified financial group. Religare Securities offers retail broking, depository services and other related investme... Know more about Religare

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ICICI Direct Vs Religare

Incorporated in 2000, ICICI Direct is a Full Service Broker. It offers trading at BSE, NSE. It has 154 branches across India. Incorporated in 1994, Religare is a Full Service Broker. It offers trading at BSE, NSE, MCX. It has 1500 branches across India.

  ICICI Direct Religare
Type of Broker Full Service Broker Full Service Broker
Supported Exchnages BSE, NSE BSE, NSE, MCX
Account Type 3-in-1 Account (I-Secure Plan) My Saver Online Plan
Year of Incorporation 2000 1994
Number of Branches 154 1500
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ICICI Direct Vs Religare Charges & AMC

ICICI Direct trading account opening charges is ₹975 while Religare account opening changes is ₹500. ICICI Direct Demat Account AMC Charges is ₹700 and Religare Demat Account AMC Charges is ₹400 from second year onward.

  ICICI Direct Religare
Trading Account Opening Charges ₹975 ₹500
Trading Account AMC Charges ₹0 Nil
Demat Account Opening Charges ₹0 Nil
Demat Account AMC Charges ₹700 ₹400 from second year onward
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ICICI Direct Vs Religare Brokerage Charges & Plans

ICICI Direct Vs Religare Brokerage

ICICI Direct brokerage charges for equity is 0.55% and intraday is 0.275% whereas Religare brokerage charges for equity is 0.50% to 0.10% and intraday is 0.050% to 0.010%.

  ICICI Direct Religare
Account Type 3-in-1 Account (I-Secure Plan) My Saver Online Plan
Fixed Charges
Equity Delivery Brokerage 0.55% 0.50% to 0.10%
Equity Intraday Brokerage 0.275% 0.050% to 0.010%
Equity Futures Brokerage 0.05% to 0.03% 0.05%
Equity Options Brokerage ₹95 to ₹35 per lot ₹70 per lot
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage 0.050% to 0.030% 0.05%
Currency Options Trading Brokerage ₹25 to ₹10 per lot ₹30 per lot
Commodity Futures Trading Brokerage NA 0.05%
Commodity Options Trading Brokerage NA ₹30 per lot
Special Offer
Special Offer: Get ICICI Direct 3-in-1 account, an integrated trading + demat + bank account for one-click investment in stock market and mutual funds. Request a Callback.
Special Offer: Get Free Trading + Demat Account for limited time. Get the offer

ICICI Direct Vs Religare Brokerage Plan 2

  ICICI Direct Religare
Account Type I-Saver Plan My Saver Online Plan
Fixed Charges
Equity Delivery Brokerage 0.75% to 0.25% 0.50% to 0.10%
Equity Intraday Brokerage 0.75% to 0.25% 0.050% to 0.010%
Equity Futures Brokerage 0.05% to 0.03% 0.05%
Equity Options Brokerage ₹95 to ₹65 per lot ₹70 per lot
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage 0.05% to 0.03% 0.05%
Currency Options Trading Brokerage 0.25 to ₹65 per lot ₹30 per lot
Commodity Futures Trading Brokerage NA 0.05%
Commodity Options Trading Brokerage NA ₹30 per lot
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ICICI Direct Vs Religare Brokerage Plan 3

  ICICI Direct Religare
Account Type ICICIdirect Prime Plan My Saver Online Plan
Fixed Charges ₹900
Equity Delivery Brokerage 0.25% 0.50% to 0.10%
Equity Intraday Brokerage 0.25% 0.050% to 0.010%
Equity Futures Brokerage 0.025% 0.05%
Equity Options Brokerage ₹35 ₹70 per lot
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage ₹0 0.05%
Currency Options Trading Brokerage ₹0 ₹30 per lot
Commodity Futures Trading Brokerage NA 0.05%
Commodity Options Trading Brokerage NA ₹30 per lot
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ICICI Direct Charges Vs Religare

Minimum Brokerage Charges ₹35 per trade 1p per share
Other Brokerage Charges
Call & Trade Charges ₹25 per call after first 20 free calls per month ₹10 per executed order (max ₹50 per day)
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ICICI Direct Vs Religare Transaction Charges

ICICI Direct transaction charges for options is ₹5000 per Cr (0.05%) (on premium) while Religare exchange transaction charges for options is 0.06% on Premium.

  ICICI Direct Religare
Equity Delivery NSE ₹310 per Cr (0.0031%) | BSE ₹280 per Cr (0.0028%) (each side) 0.0037%
Equity Intraday NSE ₹310 per Cr (0.0031%) | BSE ₹280 per Cr (0.0028%) (each side) 0.0037%
Equity Futures ₹180 per Cr (0.0018%) 0.004%
Equity Options ₹5000 per Cr (0.05%) (on premium) 0.06% on Premium
Currency Futures ₹120 per Cr (0.0012%) 0.004%
Currency Options ₹5000 per Cr (0.05%) (on premium) 0.06% on Premium
Commodity NA 0.0035%
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ICICI Direct Vs Religare Leverage (Margin)

ICICI Direct provides the margin of Upto 25x for intraday trades whereas the Religare margin for intraday cash is Upto 10x.

  ICICI Direct Religare
Equity Delivery 5x with Interest Upto 4x with 24% interest per year
Equity Intraday Upto 25x Upto 10x
Equity Futures 4x Upto 3x
Equity Options 2x for shorting Upto 3x for shorting
Currency Futures NA Upto 2x
Currency Options NA 2x for shorting
Commodity Futures NA Upto 3x
Commodity Options
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Compare ICICI Direct and Religare Features

The trading platforms offered ICICI Direct include ICICIdirect.com (website), Trade Racer, ICICIDirect Mobile App. Religare offers Odin Diet, Web, Dynami trading software.

  ICICI Direct Religare
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
Margin Against Shares (Equity Cash) Yes
Margin Against Shares (Equity F&O) Yes
Trading Platform ICICIdirect.com (website), Trade Racer, ICICIDirect Mobile App Odin Diet, Web, Dynami
Intraday Square-off Time 3:30 PM
Other Features Bullet Trading, Can trade in 32 exchanges through Saxo Trader Mutual Fund, EMI Calculator
Referral Program
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ICICI Direct Vs Religare Review

ICICI Direct is rated 2.4 of 5 based on 422 customer reviews whereas Religare is rated 2.9 of 5 based on 73 customer reviews.

  ICICI Direct Religare
  422 Customer Reviews    Rate ICICI Direct 73 Customer Reviews    Rate Religare
Fees 2.3 3.2
Trading Brokerage 1.7 3.1
Trading Platform Usability 3.4 3.0
Customer Service 2.7 2.9
Research Capabilities 3.0 2.0
Overall Ratings Rated 2.4 stars Rated 2.9 stars
Broker Rating ICICI Direct is rated 2.4 of 5 based on 422 customer reviews Religare is rated 2.9 of 5 based on 73 customer reviews
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ICICI Direct Vs Religare Investment Options

  ICICI Direct Religare
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 Yes
Other Investment Options Equity, Derivatives, Currency, Mutual Funds, ETF, Insurance, FD/Bonds, Loans, Tax, ELocker, NPS
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ICICI Direct Vs Religare Order Type Offered

  ICICI Direct Religare
Bracket Order No No
Cover Order Yes No
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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ICICI Direct Vs Religare Research Report

  ICICI Direct Religare
Daily Market Report Yes Yes
Free Tips Yes Yes
Quarterly Result Analysis Yes Yes
News Alerts Yes Yes
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ICICI Direct Vs Religare Suitable For Investor Type

  ICICI Direct Religare
Casual Investor Yes
Active Investor
Trader
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ICICI Direct Vs Religare - Advantages and Disadvantages

  ICICI Direct Religare
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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  • 3 to 4 times exposure is given in cash as well as F&O segment.

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Cons
  • ICICI Security charges highest brokerage in comparison to most of the retail broke₹in India.
  • Very high 'minimum brokerage' of ₹35 per trade or 2.5% of the trade value whichever is lower.
  • Poor performance of website is reported in peak hou₹of trading.
  • Trading Terminal (Trade Racer) cost ₹75 per month if brokerage paid in a month is less then ₹750.
  • Demat Account is mandatory.
  • Commodity trading is not available for retail investors.
  • Call & trade cost extra ₹25 per call after first 20 free calls in a month.

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  • EXE Based trading terminal are available for ₹999 per annum.
  • Call and Trade is charged at ₹10 per executed order (maximum ₹50 per day in a segment).

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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.

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

Free Trading + Demat Account

Religare offer FREE Trading + Demat Account. In addition you get ₹0 AMC on Demat Account for 1st year.

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

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