ICICI Direct Vs TradingBells (Compare ICICI Direct and TradingBells)

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


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.


TradingBells
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 customers who would like to trade online independently. TradingBells was launched in July 2016 and later in Dec 2016 became part of Swastika Investmart Ltd, a tradition stock broker and financial service provider since 1992. TradingBells charges Rs 0 bro... Know more about TradingBells (Swastika Investmart Ltd)

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ICICI Direct Vs TradingBells

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

  ICICI Direct TradingBells
Type of Broker Full Service Broker Discount Broker
Supported Exchnages BSE, NSE NSE, BSE, MCX and NCDEX
Account Type 3-in-1 Account (I-Secure Plan) Standard Plan
Year of Incorporation 2000
Number of Branches 154
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 TradingBells. Leave your contact info and we will get in touch with you.
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ICICI Direct Vs TradingBells Charges & AMC

ICICI Direct trading account opening charges is Rs 0 while TradingBells account opening changes is Rs 300 Equity | Rs 200 Commodity. ICICI Direct Demat Account AMC Charges is Rs 700 (from 2nd year) and TradingBells Demat Account AMC Charges is Rs 300.

  ICICI Direct TradingBells
Trading Account Opening Charges Rs 0 Rs 300 Equity | Rs 200 Commodity
Trading Account AMC Charges Rs 0 Nil
Demat Account Opening Charges Rs 0 Rs 150
Demat Account AMC Charges Rs 700 (from 2nd year) Rs 300
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ICICI Direct Vs TradingBells Brokerage Charges & Plans

ICICI Direct Vs TradingBells Brokerage

ICICI Direct brokerage charges for equity is 0.55% and intraday is 0.275% whereas TradingBells brokerage charges for equity is Rs 0 (Free) and intraday is Rs 20 per trade.

  ICICI Direct TradingBells
Account Type 3-in-1 Account (I-Secure Plan) Standard Plan
Fixed Charges Nil
Equity Delivery Brokerage 0.55% Rs 0 (Free)
Equity Intraday Brokerage 0.275% Rs 20 per trade
Equity Futures Brokerage 0.05% to 0.03% Rs 20 per trade
Equity Options Brokerage Rs 95 to Rs 35 per lot Rs 20 per trade
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage 0.050% to 0.030% Rs 20 per trade
Currency Options Trading Brokerage Rs 25 to Rs 10 per lot Rs 20 per trade
Commodity Futures Trading Brokerage NA Rs 20 per trade
Commodity Options Trading Brokerage NA
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: Free equity delivery trading (truly no brokerage) and Flat Rs 20 Intraday and F&O trade brokerage. Get the offer

ICICI Direct Vs TradingBells Brokerage Plan 2

  ICICI Direct TradingBells
Account Type I-Saver Plan Standard Plan
Fixed Charges Nil
Equity Delivery Brokerage 0.75% to 0.25% Rs 0 (Free)
Equity Intraday Brokerage 0.75% to 0.25% Rs 20 per trade
Equity Futures Brokerage 0.05% to 0.03% Rs 20 per trade
Equity Options Brokerage Rs 95 to Rs 65 per lot Rs 20 per trade
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage 0.05% to 0.03% Rs 20 per trade
Currency Options Trading Brokerage 0.25 to Rs 65 per lot Rs 20 per trade
Commodity Futures Trading Brokerage NA Rs 20 per trade
Commodity Options Trading Brokerage NA
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ICICI Direct Vs TradingBells Brokerage Plan 3

  ICICI Direct TradingBells
Account Type ICICIdirect Prime Plan Standard Plan
Fixed Charges Rs 900 Nil
Equity Delivery Brokerage 0.25% Rs 0 (Free)
Equity Intraday Brokerage 0.25% Rs 20 per trade
Equity Futures Brokerage 0.025% Rs 20 per trade
Equity Options Brokerage Rs 35 Rs 20 per trade
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage Rs 0 Rs 20 per trade
Currency Options Trading Brokerage Rs 0 Rs 20 per trade
Commodity Futures Trading Brokerage NA Rs 20 per trade
Commodity Options Trading Brokerage NA
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ICICI Direct Charges Vs TradingBells

Minimum Brokerage Charges Rs 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 Rs 25 per call after first 20 free calls per month Additional Rs 20 per executed order
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ICICI Direct Vs TradingBells Transaction Charges

ICICI Direct transaction charges for options is Rs 5000 per Cr (0.05%) (on premium) while TradingBells exchange transaction charges for options is NSE Rs 6000 per crore | BSE Rs 3000 per crore (each side) (on premium).

  ICICI Direct TradingBells
Equity Delivery NSE Rs 310 per Cr (0.0031%) | BSE Rs 280 per Cr (0.0028%) (each side) NSE Rs 325 per crore | BSE Rs 275 per crore (each side
Equity Intraday NSE Rs 310 per Cr (0.0031%) | BSE Rs 280 per Cr (0.0028%) (each side) NSE Rs 325 per crore | BSE Rs 275 per crore (each side
Equity Futures Rs 180 per Cr (0.0018%) NSE Rs 210 per crore | BSE Rs 70 per crore (each side)
Equity Options Rs 5000 per Cr (0.05%) (on premium) NSE Rs 6000 per crore | BSE Rs 3000 per crore (each side) (on premium)
Currency Futures Rs 120 per Cr (0.0012%) NSE Rs 135 per crore (0.00135%)
Currency Options Rs 5000 per Cr (0.05%) (on premium) NSE Rs 4400 (on premium) per crore (0.044%)
Commodity NA Non-Agri Rs 310 (0.0036%) | Agri (NCDEX) Rs 400 per Cr
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ICICI Direct Vs TradingBells Leverage (Margin)

ICICI Direct provides the margin of Upto 25x for intraday trades whereas the TradingBells margin for intraday cash is 10x for most scripts.

  ICICI Direct 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
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Compare ICICI Direct and TradingBells Features

The trading platforms offered ICICI Direct include ICICIdirect.com (website), Trade Racer, ICICIDirect Mobile App. TradingBells offers ODIN, NSE NOW, JUSTRADE trading software.

  ICICI Direct 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 ICICIdirect.com (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
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ICICI Direct Vs TradingBells Review

ICICI Direct is rated 2.4 of 5 based on 437 customer reviews whereas TradingBells is rated 4.0 of 5 based on 6 customer reviews.

  ICICI Direct TradingBells
  437 Customer Reviews    Rate ICICI Direct 6 Customer Reviews    Rate TradingBells
Fees 2.3 4.2
Trading Brokerage 1.7 4.7
Trading Platform Usability 3.4 3.5
Customer Service 2.7 3.8
Research Capabilities 3.0 2.0
Overall Ratings Rated 2.4 stars Rated 4.0 stars
Broker Rating ICICI Direct is rated 2.4 of 5 based on 437 customer reviews TradingBells is rated 4.0 of 5 based on 6 customer reviews
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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.

Free equity delivery trading (truly no brokerage) and Flat Rs 20 Intraday and F&O trade brokerage. Get the offer

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ICICI Direct Vs TradingBells Investment Options

  ICICI Direct 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
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ICICI Direct Vs TradingBells Order Type Offered

  ICICI Direct 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
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ICICI Direct Vs TradingBells Research Report

  ICICI Direct TradingBells
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 TradingBells Suitable For Investor Type

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

  ICICI Direct TradingBells
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.
  • 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.
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.
  • Call & trade is changed Rs 20 extra.
  • Doesn't offer 3-in-1 account
  • Charge annual maintenance change on demat account.
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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.

Interested in opening a trading account? Request Callback from a stock broker.

Free Equity Delivery Trading

Get free equity delivery trading (truly no brokerage) and pay flat Rs 20 brokerage for Intraday and F&O trades. To open an account with TradingBells, simply leave your contact information with us and TradingBells representatives will call you.

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