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ICICIDirect Vs TradingBells Share Broker Comparison

The side-by-side comparison of ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. and TradingBells (Swastika Investmart Ltd) stock brokers in India. The comparison below highlights the similarities and differences between ICICIDirect and TradingBells'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 TradingBells.

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. TradingBells (Swastika Investmart Ltd)
 
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 What is this parameter? Full Service Broker Discount Broker
Supported Exchnage What is this parameter? BSE, NSE NSE, BSE, MCX and NCDEX
Account Type What is this parameter? 3-in-1 Account (I-Secure Plan) Standard Plan
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Stock Broker Fees / Charges

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. TradingBells (Swastika Investmart Ltd)
Trading Account Opening Fees What is this parameter? ₹975 ₹300 Equity | ₹200 Commodity
Trading Account AMC What is this parameter? ₹0 Nil
Demat Account Opening Fees What is this parameter? ₹0 ₹150
Demat Account AMC What is this parameter? ₹600 ₹300
Demat Account is Mandatory? What is this parameter? No No
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Trading Brokerage Charges

Brokerage Plan 1

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. TradingBells (Swastika Investmart Ltd)
Account Type 3-in-1 Account (I-Secure Plan) Standard Plan
Fixed Charges What is this parameter?
Equity Delivery Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.55% ₹0 (Free)
Equity Intraday Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.275% ₹20 per trade
Equity Futures Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.05% to 0.03% ₹20 per trade
Equity Options Brokerage What is this parameter? ₹95 to ₹35 per lot ₹20 per trade
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.050% to 0.030% ₹20 per trade
Currency Options Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? ₹25 to ₹10 per lot ₹20 per trade
Commodity Futures Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? NA ₹20 per trade
Commodity Options Trading Brokerage What is this parameter?

Brokerage Plan 2

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. TradingBells (Swastika Investmart Ltd)
Account Type I-Saver Plan Standard Plan
Fixed Charges What is this parameter? Nil
Equity Delivery Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.75% to 0.25% ₹0 (Free)
Equity Intraday Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.75% to 0.25% ₹20 per trade
Equity Futures Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.05% to 0.03% ₹20 per trade
Equity Options Brokerage What is this parameter? ₹95 to ₹65 per lot ₹20 per trade
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.05% to 0.03% ₹20 per trade
Currency Options Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? ₹95 to ₹65 per lot ₹20 per trade
Commodity Futures Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? NA ₹20 per trade
Commodity Options Trading Brokerage What is this parameter?

Other Charges

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

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. TradingBells (Swastika Investmart Ltd)
Securities Transaction Tax (STT) What is this parameter?
  • 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 What is this parameter? Check table below Check table below
SEBI Charges What is this parameter? Rs 15 per Crore Rs 15 per Crore
Goods and Services Tax (GST) What is this parameter? 18% on (brokerage + transaction charges) 18% on (brokerage + transaction charges)
Stamp Duty What is this parameter? 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. TradingBells (Swastika Investmart Ltd)
Equity Delivery What is this parameter? NSE: 0.0031% | BSE: 0.0028% NSE ₹325 per crore | BSE ₹275 per crore (each side
Equity Intraday What is this parameter? NSE: 0.0031% | BSE: 0.0028% NSE ₹325 per crore | BSE ₹275 per crore (each side
Equity Futures What is this parameter? 0.0018% NSE ₹210 per crore | BSE ₹70 per crore (each side)
Equity Options What is this parameter? 0.05% on Premium NSE ₹6000 per crore | BSE ₹3000 per crore (each side) (on premium)
Currency Futures What is this parameter? 0.0012% NSE ₹135 per crore (0.00135%)
Currency Options What is this parameter? 0.05% on Premium NSE ₹4400 (on premium) per crore (0.044%)
Commodity What is this parameter? NA Non-Agri ₹310 (0.0036%) | Agri (NCDEX) ₹400 per Cr
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Exposure

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. TradingBells (Swastika Investmart Ltd)
Equity Delivery What is this parameter? 1x
Equity Intraday What is this parameter? 10x for most scripts
Equity Futures What is this parameter? Intraday: 3x | Carry: 1x
Equity Options What is this parameter? 1x
Currency Futures What is this parameter? Intraday: 3x | Carry: 1x
Currency Options What is this parameter? Intraday: 3x | Carry: 1x
Commodity What is this parameter? Intraday: 3x | Carry: 1x
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Share Broker Features

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. TradingBells (Swastika Investmart Ltd)
3 in 1 Account What is this parameter? Yes No
Charting What is this parameter? Yes Yes
Automated Trading What is this parameter? No No
SMS Alerts What is this parameter? No Yes
Online Demo What is this parameter? Yes Yes
Online Portfolio What is this parameter? Yes Yes
Margin Trading Funding Available What is this parameter? Yes Yes
Margin Against Shares (Equity Cash) What is this parameter? Yes
Margin Against Shares (Equity F&O) What is this parameter? Yes
Trading Platform What is this parameter? ICICIdirect.com (website), Trade Racer, ICICIDirect Mobile App ODIN, NSE NOW, JUSTRADE
Intraday Square-off Time What is this parameter? 3:30 PM Eq: 3:15PM | Curr/Commodity: 15 Mins before market closes
Other Features What is this parameter?
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Broker Ratings (Average User Rating)

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. TradingBells (Swastika Investmart Ltd)
  395 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 2.5 stars Rated 4.0 stars
Broker Rating ICICIDirect is Rated 2.5 / 5 based on 395 customer reviews TradingBells is Rated 4.0 / 5 based on 4 customer reviews
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Contact Broker / Request A Call Back

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. TradingBells (Swastika Investmart Ltd)
Contact / Request Call Back
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Investment Options Available

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. TradingBells (Swastika Investmart Ltd)
Stock / Equity What is this parameter? Yes Yes
Commodity What is this parameter? No Yes
Currency What is this parameter? Yes Yes
Initial Public Offers (IPO) What is this parameter? Yes Yes
Mutual Funds What is this parameter? Yes Yes
Bond / NCD What is this parameter? Yes Yes
Debt What is this parameter? Yes Yes
Other Investment Options What is this parameter? Equity, Derivatives, Currency, Mutual Funds, ETF, Insurance, FD/Bonds, Loans, Tax, ELocker, NPS
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Customer Service Offered

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. TradingBells (Swastika Investmart Ltd)
24/7 Customer Service What is this parameter? No No
Onine Live Chat What is this parameter? No No
Through Branches What is this parameter? Yes Yes
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Order Type

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. TradingBells (Swastika Investmart Ltd)
Bracket Order What is this parameter? No
Cover Order What is this parameter? Yes
Buy Today Sell Tomorrow (BTST) What is this parameter? Yes
Sell Today Buy Tomorrow (STBT) What is this parameter? No
After Market Order(AMO) What is this parameter? Yes
Good Till Cancelled (GTC) What is this parameter? Yes
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Research / Tips / Reports Published

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. TradingBells (Swastika Investmart Ltd)
Daily Market Report What is this parameter? Yes Yes
Free Tips What is this parameter? Yes Yes
Quarterly Result Analysis What is this parameter? Yes Yes
News Alerts What is this parameter? Yes Yes
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Suitable for Investor Category

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. TradingBells (Swastika Investmart Ltd)
Casual Investor What is this parameter? Yes
Active Investor What is this parameter? Yes
Trader What is this parameter? Yes

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Pros, Cons and Other Review Comments

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. TradingBells (Swastika Investmart Ltd)
Pros What is this parameter?
  • 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.

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Cons What is this parameter?
  • 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...

Reviews What is this parameter?
Promo / Offers What is this parameter?

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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