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ICICIdirect Vs Ventura (Compare ICICIdirect and Ventura)

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About ICICIdirect
ICICIdirect is one of the largest retail stock brokers in India. It is part of the ICICI Group. It offers online trading and investment services to over 50 lakhs customers. The services offered include equity, commodity, and currency trading at BSE, NSE, and MCX. The company also offers Mutual Fund & IPO, Fixed deposits, Bond, NCD, wealth products, Home Loans, Loans against Securities, etc. ICICIdirect's most popular service is its 3-in-1 account, which includes ICICI Bank Account, ICICI Tr... Know more about ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd.

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About Ventura
Incorporated in 1994, Ventura Securities Ltd is a popular Mumbai-based stock broker. Ventura provides a wide range of investment products and services through more than 30 branches and over 500 business partners (sub-brokers and franchises) located across 300 cities in India. Ventura Securities is a full-service broker providing broking, research, and advisory services to institutions (foreign and domestic), high net worth, and retail or individual investors. They cater to clients' diverse need... Know more about Ventura Securities Ltd

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ICICIdirect Vs Ventura

Incorporated in 2000, ICICIdirect is a Full Service Broker. It offers trading at BSE, NSE. It has 154 branches across India. Incorporated in 1994, Ventura is a Full Service Broker. It offers trading at BSE, NSE, MCX. It has 35 branches across India.

  ICICIdirect Ventura
Type of Broker Full Service Broker Full Service Broker
Exchnage Membership BSE, NSE BSE, NSE, MCX
Year of Incorporation 2000 1994
Number of Branches 154 35
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ICICIdirect Vs Ventura Charges & AMC

ICICIdirect trading account opening charges is Rs 0 (Free) while Ventura account opening changes is Rs 0 (Free). ICICIdirect Demat Account AMC Charges is Rs 300 (from 2nd year) and Ventura Demat Account AMC Charges is Rs 0 (Lifetime Free).

  ICICIdirect Ventura
Trading Account Opening Charges Rs 0 (Free) Rs 0 (Free)
Trading Account AMC Charges Rs 0 (Free) Rs 0 (Free)
Demat Account Opening Charges Rs 0 (Free) Rs 0 (Free)
Demat Account AMC Charges Rs 300 (from 2nd year) Rs 0 (Lifetime Free)

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ICICIdirect Vs Ventura Brokerage

ICICIdirect brokerage charges for equity is 0.55% and intraday is Rs 20 per order whereas Ventura brokerage charges for equity is 0.20% and intraday is 0.03%.

Account Type ICICIdirect ICICI Neo Plan Ventura Plan 3500
Fixed Charges NA Rs 3,500 per year
Equity Delivery 0.55% 0.20%
Equity Intraday Rs 20 per order 0.03%
Equity Futures Rs 0 (Free) 0.03%
Equity Options Rs 20 per order Rs 50 per lot
Currency Futures Rs 20 per order Rs 10 per lot
Currency Options Rs 20 per order Rs 10 per lot
Commodity Futures Rs 20 per order 0.15%
Commodity Options Rs 20 per order Rs 50 per lot
Special Offer
Special Offer: ICICIdirect Neo Plan - Flat Rs 20 per trade brokerage (Intraday and F&O) + Free Account Opening + Get funds in 30 minutes from sell orders + Free trading tips. Open Instant Account Now
Special Offer: Zero account opening fees for limited time. Request a Callback

ICICIdirect Vs Ventura Brokerage Plan 2

  ICICIdirect Ventura
Account Type I-Secure Plan Plan 18000
Fixed Charges NA Rs 18,000 per year
Equity Delivery 0.55% 0.15%
Equity Intraday 0.275% 0.02%
Equity Futures 0.05% 0.02%
Equity Options Rs 95 per lot Rs 35 per lot
Currency Futures Rs 20 per order Rs 10 per lot
Currency Options Rs 20 per order Rs 10 per lot
Commodity Futures Rs 20 per order
Commodity Options Rs 20 per order
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ICICIdirect Vs Ventura Brokerage Plan 3

  ICICIdirect Ventura
Account Type ICICI Neo Plan Plan 72000
Fixed Charges NA Rs 72,000 per year
Equity Delivery 0.55% 0.10%
Equity Intraday Rs 20 per order 0.01%
Equity Futures Rs 0 (Free) 0.01%
Equity Options Rs 20 per order Rs 18 per lot
Currency Futures Rs 20 per order Rs 10 per lot
Currency Options Rs 20 per order Rs 10 per lot
Commodity Futures Rs 20 per order
Commodity Options Rs 20 per order
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ICICIdirect Charges Vs Ventura

Minimum Brokerage Rs 35 per trade (I-Secure Plan) Delivery - 2p per share, Intraday - 1p per share
Other Charges Margin Trading Interest: 0.025% Per day
Call & Trade Charges Rs 50 per trade Nil

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ICICIdirect Vs Ventura Transaction Charges

ICICIdirect transaction charges for options is Rs 5000 per Cr (0.05%) (on premium) while Ventura exchange transaction charges for options is NSE 0.05% | BSE 0.003% (each side) (on premium).

  ICICIdirect Ventura
Equity Delivery NSE Rs 310 per Cr (0.0031%) | BSE Rs 280 per Cr (0.0028%) (each side) NSE: 0.00325% | BSE: 0.003% per trade (each side)
Equity Intraday NSE Rs 310 per Cr (0.0031%) | BSE Rs 280 per Cr (0.0028%) (each side) NSE: 0.00325% | BSE: 0.003% per trade (each side)
Equity Futures Rs 180 per Cr (0.0018%) NSE: 0.0019% | BSE 0.003% (each side)
Equity Options Rs 5000 per Cr (0.05%) (on premium) NSE 0.05% | BSE 0.003% (each side) (on premium)
Currency Futures Rs 120 per Cr (0.0012%) NSE: 0.0009% | BSE: 0.00022%
Currency Options Rs 5000 per Cr (0.05%) (on premium) NSE: 0.035% | BSE: 0.001% (on premium)
Commodity Group A - Rs 260 per Cr (0.0026%) Group A: 0.0026% Group B: Pepper - 0.00005%, Castorseed - 0.0005%, Rbdpmolein - 0.001%
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ICICIdirect Vs Ventura Leverage (Margin)

ICICIdirect margin for intraday trading is up to 20% of the trade value (5x leverage) based on the stock whereas the Ventura margin for intraday cash is also up to 20% of the trade value (5x leverage) based on the stock.

  ICICIdirect Ventura
Equity Delivery 100% of trade value (1x leverage) 100% of trade value (1x leverage)
Equity Intraday Up to 20% of trade value (5x leverage) Up to 20% of trade value (5x leverage)
F&O (Eq, Curr, Comm) 100% of NRML margin (Span + Exposure) (1x leverage) 100% of NRML margin (Span + Exposure) (1x leverage)
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Compare ICICIdirect and Ventura Features

The trading platforms offered ICICIdirect include ICICIdirect.com (website), Trade Racer, ICICIDirect Mobile App. Ventura offers POINTER, Web trading software.

  ICICIdirect Ventura
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 Yes Yes
Margin Against Shares (Equity Cash) Yes Yes
Margin Against Shares (Equity F&O) Yes Yes
Trading Platform ICICIdirect.com (website), Trade Racer, ICICIDirect Mobile App POINTER, Web
Intraday Square-off Time 3:30 PM 3:10 PM
Other Features Bullet Trading, Can trade in 32 exchanges through Saxo Trader Fundamental data available on chart
Referral Program Yes
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ICICIdirect Vs Ventura Review

ICICIdirect is rated 2.4 of 5 based on 461 customer reviews whereas Ventura is rated 3.6 of 5 based on 185 customer reviews.

  ICICIdirect Ventura
  461 Customer Reviews    Rate ICICIdirect 185 Customer Reviews    Rate Ventura
Fees 2.2 3.6
Brokerage 1.7 3.9
Trading Platform 3.3 3.4
Customer Service 2.7 3.4
Research Capabilities 2.9 4.3
Overall Ratings Rated 2.4 stars Rated 3.6 stars
Broker Rating ICICIdirect is rated 2.4 of 5 based on 461 customer reviews Ventura is rated 3.6 of 5 based on 185 customer reviews

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Contact Broker ICICIdirect Neo Plan - Flat Rs 20 per trade brokerage (Intraday and F&O) + Free Account Opening + Get funds in 30 minutes from sell orders + Free trading tips. Open Instant Account Now Zero account opening fees for limited time. Request a Callback

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ICICIdirect Vs Ventura Investment Options

  ICICIdirect Ventura
Stock / Equity Yes Yes
Commodity Yes Yes
Currency Yes Yes
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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ICICIdirect Vs Ventura Order Type Offered

  ICICIdirect Ventura
Bracket Order No No
Cover Order Yes No
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 No
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ICICIdirect Vs Ventura Research Report

  ICICIdirect Ventura
Daily Market Report Yes Yes
Free Tips Yes Yes
Quarterly Result Analysis Yes Yes
News Alerts Yes Yes

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ICICIdirect Vs Ventura Suitable For Investor Type

  ICICIdirect Ventura
Casual Investor Yes
Active Investor Yes
Trader Yes

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ICICIdirect Vs Ventura - Pros and Cons

  ICICIdirect Ventura
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.
  • Brokerage is negotiable if you pay around Rs 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.
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.
  • Call & trade cost extra Rs 50 per trade in Neo/Prime Plans.
  • Only prepaid plans are available.
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ICICIdirect Neo Plan (Discount Brokerage)

Open a 3-in-1 account with Neo Plan for:

  • Free Account Opening
  • Brokerage-Free Equity Futures trading
  • Flat Rs. 20 per trade brokerage in Options, Currency F&O and Commodity futures in BSE, NSE and MCX
  • Free trading tips
  • Get funds in your bank account in just 30 minutes of selling stocks

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Ventura Discount

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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