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ICICIDirect Vs TradingBells

  ICICIDirect TradingBells
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ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Logo TradingBells (Swastika Investmart Ltd) 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. TradingBells is an Indore, MP based online discount broker offering stock, commodity and currency trading services. TradingBells is built on the principles of providing transparent, faster and lower cost brokerage service to India Stock Market custom... Know more about TradingBells (Swastika Investmart Ltd)
Type of Broker Full Service Broker Discount Broker
Supported Exchnage BSE, NSE NSE, BSE, MCX and NCDEX
Account Type 3-in-1 Account (I-Secure Plan) Standard 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 TradingBells. Leave your contact info and we will get in touch with you.
Year of Incorporation 2000
Number of Branches 154

ICICIDirect Vs TradingBells Charges

  ICICIDirect TradingBells
Trading Account Opening Fees ₹975 ₹300 Equity | ₹200 Commodity
Trading Account AMC ₹0 Nil
Demat Account Opening Fees ₹0 ₹150
Demat Account AMC ₹450 ₹300
Demat Account is Mandatory? No No

ICICIDirect Vs TradingBells Brokerage

Brokerage Plan 1

  ICICIDirect TradingBells
Account Type 3-in-1 Account (I-Secure Plan) Standard Plan
Fixed Charges
Equity Delivery Brokerage 0.55% ₹0 (Free)
Equity Intraday Brokerage 0.275% ₹20 per trade
Equity Futures Brokerage 0.05% to 0.03% ₹20 per trade
Equity Options Brokerage ₹95 to ₹35 per lot ₹20 per trade
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage 0.050% to 0.030% ₹20 per trade
Currency Options Trading Brokerage ₹25 to ₹10 per lot ₹20 per trade
Commodity Futures Trading Brokerage NA ₹20 per trade
Commodity Options Trading Brokerage NA

Brokerage Plan 2

  ICICIDirect TradingBells
Account Type I-Saver Plan Standard Plan
Fixed Charges Nil
Equity Delivery Brokerage 0.75% to 0.25% ₹0 (Free)
Equity Intraday Brokerage 0.75% to 0.25% ₹20 per trade
Equity Futures Brokerage 0.05% to 0.03% ₹20 per trade
Equity Options Brokerage ₹95 to ₹65 per lot ₹20 per trade
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage 0.05% to 0.03% ₹20 per trade
Currency Options Trading Brokerage ₹95 to ₹65 per lot ₹20 per trade
Commodity Futures Trading Brokerage NA ₹20 per trade
Commodity Options Trading Brokerage

Other Charges

Minimum Brokerage Charges ₹35 per trade Rs 0
Other Brokerage Charges Brokerage charge is 0.01% or Rs 20 per executed order, whichever is lower.
Call & Trade Charges ₹25 per call after first 20 free calls per month Additional ₹20 per executed order

ICICIDirect Vs TradingBells Taxes

  ICICIDirect TradingBells
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.

ICICIDirect Vs TradingBells Transaction Charges

  ICICIDirect TradingBells
Equity Delivery NSE: 0.0031% | BSE: 0.0028% NSE ₹325 per crore | BSE ₹275 per crore (each side
Equity Intraday NSE: 0.0031% | BSE: 0.0028% NSE ₹325 per crore | BSE ₹275 per crore (each side
Equity Futures 0.0018% NSE ₹210 per crore | BSE ₹70 per crore (each side)
Equity Options 0.05% on Premium NSE ₹6000 per crore | BSE ₹3000 per crore (each side) (on premium)
Currency Futures 0.0012% NSE ₹135 per crore (0.00135%)
Currency Options 0.05% on Premium NSE ₹4400 (on premium) per crore (0.044%)
Commodity NA Non-Agri ₹310 (0.0036%) | Agri (NCDEX) ₹400 per Cr

ICICIDirect Vs TradingBells Exposure Margin

  ICICIDirect TradingBells
Equity Delivery 5x with Interest 1x
Equity Intraday Upto 25x 10x for most scripts
Equity Futures 4x Intraday: 3x | Carry: 1x
Equity Options 2x for shorting 1x
Currency Futures NA Intraday: 3x | Carry: 1x
Currency Options NA Intraday: 3x | Carry: 1x
Commodity Futures NA Intraday: 3x | Carry: 1x
Commodity Options

ICICIDirect and TradingBells Feature Comparison

  ICICIDirect TradingBells
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 (website), Trade Racer, ICICIDirect Mobile App ODIN, NSE NOW, JUSTRADE
Intraday Square-off Time 3:30 PM Eq: 3:15PM | Curr/Commodity: 15 Mins before market closes
Other Features Bullet Trading, Can trade in 32 exchanges through Saxo Trader
Referral Program

ICICIDirect Vs TradingBells Review

  ICICIDirect TradingBells
  403 Customer Reviews    Rate ICICIDirect 4 Customer Reviews    Rate TradingBells
Fees Ratings 2.3 3.8
Trading Brokerage Rating 1.7 5.0
Trading Platform Usability 3.4 3.5
Customer Service Ratings 2.8 4.5
Overall Ratings Rated 2.4 stars Rated 4.0 stars
Broker Rating ICICIDirect is Rated 2.4 / 5 based on 403 customer reviews TradingBells is Rated 4.0 / 5 based on 4 customer reviews

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ICICIDirect Vs TradingBells Investment Options

  ICICIDirect TradingBells
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

ICICIDirect Vs TradingBells Customer Service

  ICICIDirect TradingBells
24/7 Customer Service No No
Onine Live Chat No No
Through Branches Yes Yes

ICICIDirect Vs TradingBells Order Type Offered

  ICICIDirect TradingBells
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

ICICIDirect Vs TradingBells Research Report

  ICICIDirect TradingBells
Daily Market Report Yes Yes
Free Tips Yes Yes
Quarterly Result Analysis Yes Yes
News Alerts Yes Yes

ICICIDirect Vs TradingBells Suitable For Investor Type

  ICICIDirect TradingBells
Casual Investor Yes
Active Investor Yes
Trader Yes

ICICIDirect Vs TradingBells - Advantages and Disadvantages

  ICICIDirect TradingBells
  • 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...

  • Discount stock broker.
  • Offer margin funding and higher exposure.
  • No brokerage charges for equity delivery trades.
  • 3 different trading platforms: ODIN, NSE Now, JUSTRADE
  • Online IPO and Mutual Funds available.
  • Free trading software
  • Branches in 80+ cities.

More Advantages...

  • 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 & trade is changed Rs 20 extra.
  • Doesn’t offer 3-in-1 account
  • Charge annual maintenance change on demat account.

More Disadvantages...

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