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ICICI Direct Vs Sharekhan

  ICICI Direct Sharekhan
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ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Logo Sharekhan Logo
About the Broker 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 Grou... Know more about ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Incorporated in February 2000, Sharekhan is India's 3rd largest stock broker (after ICICI Direct and HDFC Securities). Sharekhan provides brokerage services through its online trading website Sharekhan.com and 1800 offices which includes branches & f... Know more about Sharekhan
Type of Broker Full Service Broker Full Service Broker
Supported Exchnage BSE, NSE BSE, NSE, MCX
Account Type 3-in-1 Account (I-Secure Plan) Classic Account
Broker Enquiry Open an Online Trading Account with ICICI Direct. Leave your contact info and we will get in touch with you. Open an Online Trading Account with Sharekhan. Leave your contact info and we will get in touch with you.
Year of Incorporation 2000 2000
Number of Branches 154 2800
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ICICI Direct Vs Sharekhan Charges

  ICICI Direct Sharekhan
Trading Account Opening Fees ₹975 ₹0 (Free)
Trading Account AMC ₹0 ₹0 (Free)
Demat Account Opening Fees ₹0 ₹0 (Free)
Demat Account AMC ₹450 ₹400 (Free for 1st year)
Demat Account is Mandatory? No No
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ICICI Direct Vs Sharekhan Brokerage

Brokerage Plan 1

  ICICI Direct Sharekhan
Account Type 3-in-1 Account (I-Secure Plan) Classic Account
Fixed Charges
Equity Delivery Brokerage 0.55% 0.50%
Equity Intraday Brokerage 0.275% 0.10%
Equity Futures Brokerage 0.05% to 0.03% 0.10%
Equity Options Brokerage ₹95 to ₹35 per lot ₹50 per lot
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage 0.050% to 0.030% 0.10%
Currency Options Trading Brokerage ₹25 to ₹10 per lot ₹30 per lot
Commodity Futures Trading Brokerage NA 0.03%
Commodity Options Trading Brokerage NA 0.03%
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 (₹1150 waived on account opening) for limited time. Request a Callback.

Brokerage Plan 2

  ICICI Direct Sharekhan
Account Type I-Saver Plan Prepaid - ₹1 Lakh
Fixed Charges ₹1,00,000 per year
Equity Delivery Brokerage 0.75% to 0.25% 0.10%
Equity Intraday Brokerage 0.75% to 0.25% 0.015%
Equity Futures Brokerage 0.05% to 0.03% 0.015%
Equity Options Brokerage ₹95 to ₹65 per lot 0.05% or ₹63 per lot
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage 0.05% to 0.03%
Currency Options Trading Brokerage 0.25 to ₹65 per lot
Commodity Futures Trading Brokerage NA
Commodity Options Trading Brokerage NA

Brokerage Plan 3

  ICICI Direct Sharekhan
Account Type ICICIdirect Prime Plan Margin - ₹1 Lakh
Fixed Charges ₹900 ₹1,00,000 margin
Equity Delivery Brokerage 0.25% 0.25%
Equity Intraday Brokerage 0.25% 0.05%
Equity Futures Brokerage 0.025% 0.05%
Equity Options Brokerage ₹35 1% or ₹70 per lot
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage ₹0
Currency Options Trading Brokerage ₹0
Commodity Futures Trading Brokerage NA
Commodity Options Trading Brokerage NA

Other Charges

Minimum Brokerage Charges ₹35 per trade Intraday: 5 paisa per share | Delivery: 10 paisa per share | Future ₹0.001 per share
Other Brokerage Charges
Call & Trade Charges ₹25 per call after first 20 free calls per month Rs 20
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ICICI Direct Vs Sharekhan Taxes

  ICICI Direct Sharekhan
Securities Transaction Tax (STT)
Equity Intraday0.025% (on Sell trade)
Equity Delivery0.1% (on Buy and Sell)
Equity Futures0.01% (on Sell trade)
Equity Options0.05% (on Sell trade premium) or 0.125% (on excersied options)
Currency FuturesNil
Currency OptionsNil
Commodities0.01% on sell side (Non-Agri)
Exchange Transaction Charges Check table below
SEBI Charges Rs 15 per Crore
Goods and Services Tax (GST) 18% on (brokerage + transaction charges)
Stamp Duty Charged as per the state of the client's correspondence address.
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ICICI Direct Vs Sharekhan Transaction Charges

  ICICI Direct Sharekhan
Equity Delivery NSE ₹310 per Cr (0.0031%) | BSE ₹280 per Cr (0.0028%) (each side) NSE ₹325 per Cr (0.00325%) | BSE ₹275 per Cr (0.00275%) (each side)
Equity Intraday NSE ₹310 per Cr (0.0031%) | BSE ₹280 per Cr (0.0028%) (each side) NSE ₹325 per Cr (0.00325%) | BSE ₹275 per Cr (0.00275%) (each side)
Equity Futures ₹180 per Cr (0.0018%) NSE ₹190 per Cr (0.0019%) | BSE ₹50 per Cr (0.00035) (each side)
Equity Options ₹5000 per Cr (0.05%) (on premium) NSE ₹5000 per Cr (0.05%) | BSE ₹50 per Cr (0.0005%) (on premium)
Currency Futures ₹120 per Cr (0.0012%) NSE ₹135 per Cr (0.00135%) | MCX ₹130 per Cr (0.00130%)
Currency Options ₹5000 per Cr (0.05%) (on premium) NSE ₹4220 per Cr (0.04220%) | MCX ₹3220 per Cr (0.03220%) (on premium)
Commodity NA MCX (Non-Agri) ₹230 per Cr (0.0023%) | MCX (Agri) ₹95 per Cr (0.00095%)
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ICICI Direct Vs Sharekhan Exposure Margin

  ICICI Direct Sharekhan
Equity Delivery 5x with Interest Upto 5x with 24% interest per year
Equity Intraday Upto 25x Upto 10x
Equity Futures 4x 2x for Intraday
Equity Options 2x for shorting Nil
Currency Futures NA Nil
Currency Options NA Nil
Commodity Futures NA Upto 2x for Intraday
Commodity Options
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ICICI Direct and Sharekhan Feature Comparison

  ICICI Direct Sharekhan
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 TradeTiger, Sharekhan Mobile
Intraday Square-off Time 3:30 PM 3:30 PM
Other Features Bullet Trading, Can trade in 32 exchanges through Saxo Trader Pattern finder, Class room training
Referral Program
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ICICI Direct Vs Sharekhan Review

  ICICI Direct Sharekhan
  405 Customer Reviews    Rate ICICI Direct 279 Customer Reviews    Rate Sharekhan
Fees Ratings 2.3 3.1
Trading Brokerage Rating 1.7 2.9
Trading Platform Usability 3.4 3.7
Customer Service Ratings 2.8 3.4
Overall Ratings Rated 2.4 stars Rated 3.4 stars
Broker Rating ICICI Direct is Rated 2.4 / 5 based on 405 customer reviews Sharekhan is Rated 3.4 / 5 based on 279 customer reviews
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Contact Broker / Request A Call Back

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Contact Broker

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.

Get Free Trading + Demat Account (₹1150 waived on account opening) for limited time. Request a Callback.

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ICICI Direct Vs Sharekhan Investment Options

  ICICI Direct Sharekhan
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 Loans, NRI Trading
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ICICI Direct Vs Sharekhan Customer Service

  ICICI Direct Sharekhan
24/7 Customer Service No No
Onine Live Chat No No
Through Branches Yes Yes
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ICICI Direct Vs Sharekhan Order Type Offered

  ICICI Direct Sharekhan
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 Yes
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ICICI Direct Vs Sharekhan Research Report

  ICICI Direct Sharekhan
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 Sharekhan Suitable For Investor Type

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

  ICICI Direct Sharekhan
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...

  • It has a strong network of over 1950 branches across India.
  • The fund transfer from and to the trading account is free.
  • The share transfer from and to the DP account is free when trading from Sharekhan trading account.
  • The 'TradeTiger' is the most popular trading terminal in India.
  • Brokerage Plan "Prepaid AMC schemes" are available for high volume traders.
  • Stock SIP is available.
  • Loan against shares, margin funding, ipo financing and ESOP funding is available.

More Advantages...

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.

More Disadvantages...

  • Sharekhan doesn't offer 3-in-1 account as it doesn't offer banking services.
  • Sharekhan brokerage is high in comparison to the discount brokers.
  • Sharekhan charges ₹400 as AMC for trading account in addition to ₹400 for demat account.

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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 (for limited time only)

Sharekhan offersFREE Trading + Demat Account (₹1150 waived). You can also avail of attractive trading plans that suit your needs by just paying the AMC charges that are fully adjustable against brokerage. Thereby saving up to 70% on brokerage.

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

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