ICICI Direct Vs SAS Online (Compare ICICI Direct and SAS Online)

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


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.


SAS Online
Incorporated in 1995, SAS Online is an online discount brokerage firm offering brokerage services for stocks, future and options, currency and commodities at NSE, BSE and MCX exchanges. SAS Online started offering its discount brokerage services since 2013. As of Aug 2019, they have 30000+ clients spread across 750+ cities of India. They are doing a daily average turnover of ₹10,000+ Cr, contributing to over 1% of the total Indian market turnover with an average of 1 lac + orders a day. Li... Know more about South Asian Stocks Ltd

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ICICI Direct Vs SAS Online

Incorporated in 2000, ICICI Direct is a Full Service Broker. It offers trading at BSE, NSE. It has 154 branches across India. Incorporated in 2013, SAS Online is a Discount Broker. It offers trading at NSE, BSE and MCX. It has 1 branches across India.

  ICICI Direct SAS Online
Type of Broker Full Service Broker Discount Broker
Supported Exchnages BSE, NSE NSE, BSE and MCX
Account Type 3-in-1 Account (I-Secure Plan) ₹999 Equity Plan - Unlimited Trading
Year of Incorporation 2000 2013
Number of Branches 154 1
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ICICI Direct Vs SAS Online Charges & AMC

ICICI Direct trading account opening charges is ₹0 while SAS Online account opening changes is ₹200. ICICI Direct Demat Account AMC Charges is ₹700 (from 2nd year) and SAS Online Demat Account AMC Charges is ₹200.

  ICICI Direct SAS Online
Trading Account Opening Charges ₹0 ₹200
Trading Account AMC Charges ₹0 ₹0
Demat Account Opening Charges ₹0 ₹200
Demat Account AMC Charges ₹700 (from 2nd year) ₹200
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ICICI Direct Vs SAS Online Brokerage Charges & Plans

ICICI Direct Vs SAS Online Brokerage

ICICI Direct brokerage charges for equity is 0.55% and intraday is 0.275% whereas SAS Online brokerage charges for equity is ₹0 and intraday is ₹0.

  ICICI Direct SAS Online
Account Type 3-in-1 Account (I-Secure Plan) ₹999 Equity Plan - Unlimited Trading
Fixed Charges ₹999
Equity Delivery Brokerage 0.55% ₹0
Equity Intraday Brokerage 0.275% ₹0
Equity Futures Brokerage 0.05% to 0.03% ₹0
Equity Options Brokerage ₹95 to ₹35 per lot ₹0
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage 0.050% to 0.030% NA
Currency Options Trading Brokerage ₹25 to ₹10 per lot NA
Commodity Futures Trading Brokerage NA NA
Commodity Options Trading Brokerage NA NA
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ICICI Direct Vs SAS Online Brokerage Plan 2

  ICICI Direct SAS Online
Account Type I-Saver Plan ₹999 MCX Plan - Unlimited Trading
Fixed Charges ₹999
Equity Delivery Brokerage 0.75% to 0.25% NA
Equity Intraday Brokerage 0.75% to 0.25% NA
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 ₹0
Commodity Options Trading Brokerage NA ₹0
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ICICI Direct Vs SAS Online Brokerage Plan 3

  ICICI Direct SAS Online
Account Type ICICIdirect Prime Plan Flat Fee Plan
Fixed Charges ₹900 ₹999
Equity Delivery Brokerage 0.25% ₹9 per executed order
Equity Intraday Brokerage 0.25% ₹9 per executed order
Equity Futures Brokerage 0.025% ₹9 per executed order
Equity Options Brokerage ₹35 ₹9 per executed order
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage ₹0 ₹9 per executed order
Currency Options Trading Brokerage ₹0 ₹9 per executed order
Commodity Futures Trading Brokerage NA NA
Commodity Options Trading Brokerage NA NA
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ICICI Direct Charges Vs SAS Online

Minimum Brokerage Charges ₹35 per trade ₹0
Other Brokerage Charges 0.01% or ₹9 per executed order, whichever is lower
Call & Trade Charges ₹25 per call after first 20 free calls per month ₹20 per trader
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ICICI Direct Vs SAS Online Transaction Charges

ICICI Direct transaction charges for options is ₹5000 per Cr (0.05%) (on premium) while SAS Online exchange transaction charges for options is 0.055% (₹5500/crore) on premium.

  ICICI Direct SAS Online
Equity Delivery NSE ₹310 per Cr (0.0031%) | BSE ₹280 per Cr (0.0028%) (each side) 0.00325% (₹325/crore)
Equity Intraday NSE ₹310 per Cr (0.0031%) | BSE ₹280 per Cr (0.0028%) (each side) 0.00325% (₹325/crore)
Equity Futures ₹180 per Cr (0.0018%) 0.0022% (₹220/crore)
Equity Options ₹5000 per Cr (0.05%) (on premium) 0.055% (₹5500/crore) on premium
Currency Futures ₹120 per Cr (0.0012%) 0.0012% (₹120/crore)
Currency Options ₹5000 per Cr (0.05%) (on premium) 0.045% (₹4500/crore) on premium
Commodity NA Non-Agri: 0.0036% (₹360/crore)
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ICICI Direct Vs SAS Online Leverage (Margin)

ICICI Direct provides the margin of Upto 25x for intraday trades whereas the SAS Online margin for intraday cash is 13x to 20x with CO (Intraday), 5x to 9x for MIS (Intraday).

  ICICI Direct SAS Online
Equity Delivery 5x with Interest 1x (no margin)
Equity Intraday Upto 25x 13x to 20x with CO (Intraday), 5x to 9x for MIS (Intraday)
Equity Futures 4x 5x with CO (Intraday), 2x for MIS (Intraday)
Equity Options 2x for shorting 2x for selling 100% premium amount for buying
Currency Futures NA 2x trading margin
Currency Options NA 2x for selling 100% premium amount for buying
Commodity Futures NA NA
Commodity Options
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Compare ICICI Direct and SAS Online Features

The trading platforms offered ICICI Direct include ICICIdirect.com (website), Trade Racer, ICICIDirect Mobile App. SAS Online offers ALPHA Web, ALPHA Trader and ALPHA Mobile (Omnesys NEST) trading software.

  ICICI Direct SAS Online
3 in 1 Account Yes No
Charting Yes Yes
Automated Trading No Yes
SMS Alerts No Yes
Online Demo Yes Yes
Online Portfolio Yes No
Margin Trading Funding Available 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 ALPHA Web, ALPHA Trader and ALPHA Mobile (Omnesys NEST)
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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ICICI Direct Vs SAS Online Review

ICICI Direct is rated 2.4 of 5 based on 430 customer reviews whereas SAS Online is rated 4.0 of 5 based on 71 customer reviews.

  ICICI Direct SAS Online
  430 Customer Reviews    Rate ICICI Direct 71 Customer Reviews    Rate SAS Online
Fees 2.3 4.4
Trading Brokerage 1.7 4.6
Trading Platform Usability 3.4 3.5
Customer Service 2.7 4.0
Research Capabilities 3.1 3.0
Overall Ratings Rated 2.4 stars Rated 4.0 stars
Broker Rating ICICI Direct is rated 2.4 of 5 based on 430 customer reviews SAS Online is rated 4.0 of 5 based on 71 customer reviews
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ICICI Direct Vs SAS Online Investment Options

  ICICI Direct SAS Online
Stock / Equity Yes Yes
Commodity No Yes
Currency Yes Yes
Initial Public Offers (IPO) Yes No
Mutual Funds Yes No
Bond / NCD Yes No
Debt Yes No
Other Investment Options Equity, Derivatives, Currency, Mutual Funds, ETF, Insurance, FD/Bonds, Loans, Tax, ELocker, NPS
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ICICI Direct Vs SAS Online Order Type Offered

  ICICI Direct SAS Online
Bracket Order No Yes
Cover Order Yes Yes
Buy Today Sell Tomorrow (BTST) Yes Yes
Sell Today Buy Tomorrow (STBT) No No
After Market Order(AMO) No Yes
Good Till Cancelled (GTC) Yes No
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ICICI Direct Vs SAS Online Research Report

  ICICI Direct SAS Online
Daily Market Report Yes No
Free Tips Yes No
Quarterly Result Analysis Yes No
News Alerts Yes No
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ICICI Direct Vs SAS Online Suitable For Investor Type

  ICICI Direct SAS Online
Casual Investor Yes
Active Investor
Trader Yes
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ICICI Direct Vs SAS Online - Pros and Cons

  ICICI Direct SAS Online
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.
  1. Discount stock broker with flat rate and fixed monthly unlimited trading plans.
  2. Monthly unlimited trading plans available for trading at NSE, BSE and MCX.
  3. Software's including web, mobile and installable trading terminals are available for free.
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.
  • Call and Trade is charged at extra ₹20 order.
  • Doesn't provide stock research, tips or recommendations.
  • Doesn't provide option to invest in IPO, FPO, Mutual Funds, Offer For Sale (OFS), Bond and NCD's.
  • Good Till Cancelled (GTC) is only available in Commodities. GTC is not available in Equity.
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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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