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ICICIDirect Vs Ventura Share Broker Comparison

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

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Ventura Securities Ltd
 
ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Logo Ventura Securities 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. Incorporate in 1994, Ventura Securities Ltd is Mumbai, India based popular stock broker. Ventura also provides wide range of investment products and services though it's over 25 branches and over 500 business partners (sub brokers) located across 300... Know more about Ventura Securities Ltd
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) Plan 3500
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 Ventura. Leave your contact info and we will get in touch with you.
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Stock Broker Fees / Charges

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Ventura Securities Ltd
Trading Account Opening Fees ₹975 ₹150
Trading Account AMC ₹0 NIL
Demat Account Opening Fees ₹0 ₹300
Demat Account AMC ₹450 ₹400
Demat Account is Mandatory? No No
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Trading Brokerage Charges

Brokerage Plan 1

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Ventura Securities Ltd
Account Type 3-in-1 Account (I-Secure Plan) Plan 3500
Fixed Charges
Equity Delivery Brokerage 0.55% 0.20%
Equity Intraday Brokerage 0.275% 0.03%
Equity Futures Brokerage 0.05% to 0.03% 0.03%
Equity Options Brokerage ₹95 to ₹35 per lot ₹50 per lot
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage 0.050% to 0.030% ₹20 per lot
Currency Options Trading Brokerage ₹25 to ₹10 per lot ₹20 per lot
Commodity Futures Trading Brokerage NA
Commodity Options Trading Brokerage NA

Brokerage Plan 2

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Ventura Securities Ltd
Account Type I-Saver Plan Plan 18000
Fixed Charges ₹18000 per year
Equity Delivery Brokerage 0.75% to 0.25% 0.15%
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 ₹35 per lot
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage 0.05% to 0.03% ₹20 per lot
Currency Options Trading Brokerage ₹95 to ₹65 per lot ₹20 per lot
Commodity Futures Trading Brokerage NA
Commodity Options Trading Brokerage

Brokerage Plan 3

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Ventura Securities Ltd
Account Type 3-in-1 Account (I-Secure Plan) Plan 72000
Fixed Charges ₹72000 per year
Equity Delivery Brokerage 0.55% 0.10%
Equity Intraday Brokerage 0.275% 0.01%
Equity Futures Brokerage 0.05% to 0.03% 0.01%
Equity Options Brokerage ₹95 to ₹35 per lot ₹18 per lot
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage 0.050% to 0.030% ₹20 per lot
Currency Options Trading Brokerage ₹25 to ₹10 per lot ₹20 per lot
Commodity Futures Trading Brokerage NA
Commodity Options Trading Brokerage NA

Other Charges

Minimum Brokerage Charges ₹35 per trade Delivery - 2p per share, Intraday - 1p per share
Other Brokerage Charges
Call & Trade Charges ₹25 per call after first 20 free calls per month Nil
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Taxes

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Ventura Securities Ltd
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. Ventura Securities Ltd
Equity Delivery NSE: 0.0031% | BSE: 0.0028% 0.0038%
Equity Intraday NSE: 0.0031% | BSE: 0.0028% 0.0038%
Equity Futures 0.0018% 0.0027%
Equity Options 0.05% on Premium 0.075% (on premium)
Currency Futures 0.0012%
Currency Options 0.05% on Premium
Commodity NA 0.0025%
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Exposure

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Ventura Securities Ltd
Equity Delivery 5x with Interest 2x with 24% interest per year
Equity Intraday Upto 25x Upto 5x
Equity Futures 4x 3x
Equity Options 2x for shorting Nil
Currency Futures NA Upto 2x
Currency Options NA NA
Commodity NA 3x
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Share Broker Features

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Ventura Securities Ltd
3 in 1 Account Yes No
Charting Yes Yes
Automated Trading No No
SMS Alerts No
Online Demo Yes Yes
Online Portfolio Yes Yes
Margin Trading Funding Available Yes
Margin Against Shares (Equity Cash) Yes
Margin Against Shares (Equity F&O) Yes
Trading Platform ICICIdirect.com (website), Trade Racer, ICICIDirect Mobile App POINTER, Web
Intraday Square-off Time 3:30 PM
Other Features Bullet Trading, Can trade in 32 exchanges through Saxo Trader Fundamental data available on chart
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Broker Ratings (Average User Rating)

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Ventura Securities Ltd
  400 Customer Reviews    Rate ICICIDirect 173 Customer Reviews    Rate Ventura
Fees Ratings 2.3 3.6
Trading Brokerage Rating 1.7 3.9
Trading Platform Usability 3.4 3.4
Customer Service Ratings 2.8 3.4
Overall Ratings Rated 2.4 stars Rated 3.6 stars
Broker Rating ICICIDirect is Rated 2.4 / 5 based on 400 customer reviews Ventura is Rated 3.6 / 5 based on 173 customer reviews
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Contact Broker / Request A Call Back

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

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Ventura Securities Ltd
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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Customer Service Offered

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

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

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Ventura Securities Ltd
Daily Market Report Yes Yes
Free Tips Yes Yes
Quarterly Result Analysis Yes Yes
News Alerts Yes Yes
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Suitable for Investor Category

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Ventura Securities Ltd
Casual Investor Yes
Active Investor Yes
Trader Yes

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Pros, Cons and Other Review Comments

  ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Ventura Securities Ltd
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...

  • Brokerage is negotiable if you pay around ₹1.20 lakhs margin money when opening the account. This can be withdrawn once the account is opened.
  • Advance money charged for prepaid plan (i.e. Rs 3500) is reimbursed against similar amount of brokerage generated over the period of time.

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...

  • Only prepaid plans are available.

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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.

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Open online stock trading account with Ventura for FREE. This is a limited time offer. Pay Rs Zero Account Opening Fees. Simply leave your contact information with us and Ventura representatives will contact you.

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