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ICICIDirect Vs SAS Online Share Broker Comparison

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

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. SAS Online
 
ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Logo SAS Online 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. 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 s... Know more about SAS Online
Type of Broker Full Service Broker Discount Broker
Supported Exchnage BSE, NSE NSE, BSE and MCX
Account Type 3-in-1 Account (I-Secure Plan) ₹9 per trade 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 SAS Online. Leave your contact info and we will get in touch with you.
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Stock Broker Fees / Charges

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. SAS Online
Trading Account Opening Fees ₹975 ₹200
Trading Account AMC ₹0 ₹0
Demat Account Opening Fees ₹0 ₹200
Demat Account AMC ₹450 ₹200
Demat Account is Mandatory? No No
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Trading Brokerage Charges

Brokerage Plan 1

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. SAS Online
Account Type 3-in-1 Account (I-Secure Plan) ₹9 per trade Plan
Fixed Charges
Equity Delivery Brokerage 0.55% ₹9 per executed order
Equity Intraday Brokerage 0.275% ₹9 per executed order
Equity Futures Brokerage 0.05% to 0.03% ₹9 per executed order
Equity Options Brokerage ₹95 to ₹35 per lot ₹9 per executed order
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage 0.050% to 0.030% ₹9 per executed order
Currency Options Trading Brokerage ₹25 to ₹10 per lot ₹9 per executed order
Commodity Futures Trading Brokerage NA ₹9 per executed order
Commodity Options Trading Brokerage NA ₹9 per executed order

Brokerage Plan 2

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. SAS Online
Account Type I-Saver Plan ₹999 MCX Plan
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 ₹95 to ₹65 per lot NA
Commodity Futures Trading Brokerage NA ₹0
Commodity Options Trading Brokerage ₹0

Brokerage Plan 3

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. SAS Online
Account Type 3-in-1 Account (I-Secure Plan) ₹999 Equity Plan
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% ₹0
Currency Options Trading Brokerage ₹25 to ₹10 per lot ₹0
Commodity Futures Trading Brokerage NA NA
Commodity Options Trading Brokerage NA NA

Other Charges

Minimum Brokerage Charges ₹35 per trade NIL
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
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Taxes

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. SAS Online
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. SAS Online
Equity Delivery NSE: 0.0031% | BSE: 0.0028% NSE: 0.00325% | BSE: 0.00325%
Equity Intraday NSE: 0.0031% | BSE: 0.0028% NSE: 0.00325% | BSE: 0.00325%
Equity Futures 0.0018% NSE: 0.0025%
Equity Options 0.05% on Premium NSE: 0.065% (on premium)
Currency Futures 0.0012% NSE: 0.00165%
Currency Options 0.05% on Premium NSE: 0.06%
Commodity NA Non-Agri: 0.0031%
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Exposure

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. 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 NA NA
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Share Broker Features

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. 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
Margin Against Shares (Equity F&O) Yes
Trading Platform ICICIdirect.com (website), Trade Racer, ICICIDirect Mobile App NEST, NOW
Intraday Square-off Time 3:30 PM
Other Features Bullet Trading, Can trade in 32 exchanges through Saxo Trader
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Broker Ratings (Average User Rating)

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. SAS Online
  400 Customer Reviews    Rate ICICIDirect 56 Customer Reviews    Rate SAS Online
Fees Ratings 2.3 4.3
Trading Brokerage Rating 1.7 4.6
Trading Platform Usability 3.4 3.3
Customer Service Ratings 2.8 3.8
Overall Ratings Rated 2.4 stars Rated 3.9 stars
Broker Rating ICICIDirect is Rated 2.4 / 5 based on 400 customer reviews SAS Online is Rated 3.9 / 5 based on 56 customer reviews
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Contact Broker / Request A Call Back

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

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. 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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Customer Service Offered

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

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. SAS Online
Bracket Order No
Cover Order Yes
Buy Today Sell Tomorrow (BTST) Yes
Sell Today Buy Tomorrow (STBT) No
After Market Order(AMO) No
Good Till Cancelled (GTC) Yes
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Research / Tips / Reports Published

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. SAS Online
Daily Market Report Yes No
Free Tips Yes No
Quarterly Result Analysis Yes No
News Alerts Yes No
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Suitable for Investor Category

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. SAS Online
Casual Investor Yes
Active Investor
Trader Yes

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Pros, Cons and Other Review Comments

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. 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.

More Advantages...

  1. Margin against shares is available.
  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.

More Advantages...

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.

More Disadvantages...

  • Call and Trade is charged at extra Rs 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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