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ICICI Direct Vs Zerodha

  ICICI Direct Zerodha
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ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Logo Zerodha Logo
About the Broker 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 Grou... Know more about ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Zerodha is a Bangalore, India based Flat Fee Share Broker (Also known as Budget Broker / Discount Broker / Pay Per Order Brokerage Company) for trading in Stock, Commodity and Currency Derivative. It charges a brokerage of 0.01% or ₹20 per executed o... Know more about Zerodha
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) Flat Brokerage Plan
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 Zerodha. Leave your contact info and we will get in touch with you.
Year of Incorporation 2000 2010
Number of Branches 154 22
Enquire ICICI Direct Enquire Zerodha
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ICICI Direct Vs Zerodha Charges

  ICICI Direct Zerodha
Trading Account Opening Fees ₹975 ₹200 (Trading +Demat)
Trading Account AMC ₹0 ₹0 (Free)
Demat Account Opening Fees ₹0 ₹100
Demat Account AMC ₹450 ₹300
Demat Account is Mandatory? No No
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ICICI Direct Vs Zerodha Brokerage

Brokerage Plan 1

  ICICI Direct Zerodha
Account Type 3-in-1 Account (I-Secure Plan) Flat Brokerage Plan
Fixed Charges
Equity Delivery Brokerage 0.55% ₹0 (Free)
Equity Intraday Brokerage 0.275% ₹20 per executed order or .01% whichever is lower
Equity Futures Brokerage 0.05% to 0.03% ₹20 per executed order or .01% whichever is lower
Equity Options Brokerage ₹95 to ₹35 per lot ₹20 per executed order or .01% whichever is lower
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage 0.050% to 0.030% ₹20 per executed order or .01% whichever is lower
Currency Options Trading Brokerage ₹25 to ₹10 per lot ₹20 per executed order or .01% whichever is lower
Commodity Futures Trading Brokerage NA ₹20 per executed order or .01% whichever is lower
Commodity Options Trading Brokerage NA ₹20 per executed order or .01% whichever is lower
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: Brokerage free equity delivery trading (no commission) + Flat ₹20 Intra-day and F&O trades. Get the offer

Brokerage Plan 2

  ICICI Direct Zerodha
Account Type I-Saver Plan Flat Brokerage Plan
Fixed Charges
Equity Delivery Brokerage 0.75% to 0.25% ₹0 (Free)
Equity Intraday Brokerage 0.75% to 0.25% ₹20 per executed order or .01% whichever is lower
Equity Futures Brokerage 0.05% to 0.03% ₹20 per executed order or .01% whichever is lower
Equity Options Brokerage ₹95 to ₹65 per lot ₹20 per executed order or .01% whichever is lower
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage 0.05% to 0.03% ₹20 per executed order or .01% whichever is lower
Currency Options Trading Brokerage 0.25 to ₹65 per lot ₹20 per executed order or .01% whichever is lower
Commodity Futures Trading Brokerage NA ₹20 per executed order or .01% whichever is lower
Commodity Options Trading Brokerage NA ₹20 per executed order or .01% whichever is lower

Brokerage Plan 3

  ICICI Direct Zerodha
Account Type ICICIdirect Prime Plan Flat Brokerage Plan
Fixed Charges ₹900
Equity Delivery Brokerage 0.25% ₹0 (Free)
Equity Intraday Brokerage 0.25% ₹20 per executed order or .01% whichever is lower
Equity Futures Brokerage 0.025% ₹20 per executed order or .01% whichever is lower
Equity Options Brokerage ₹35 ₹20 per executed order or .01% whichever is lower
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage ₹0 ₹20 per executed order or .01% whichever is lower
Currency Options Trading Brokerage ₹0 ₹20 per executed order or .01% whichever is lower
Commodity Futures Trading Brokerage NA ₹20 per executed order or .01% whichever is lower
Commodity Options Trading Brokerage NA ₹20 per executed order or .01% whichever is lower

Other Charges

Minimum Brokerage Charges ₹35 per trade ₹0
Other Brokerage Charges Physical contact notes: ₹20, Trade SMS Alerts: ₹1 per SMS
Call & Trade Charges ₹25 per call after first 20 free calls per month ₹20 per executed order
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ICICI Direct Vs Zerodha Taxes

  ICICI Direct Zerodha
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.
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ICICI Direct Vs Zerodha Transaction Charges

  ICICI Direct Zerodha
Equity Delivery NSE ₹310 per Cr (0.0031%) | BSE ₹280 per Cr (0.0028%) (each side) NSE ₹325 per Cr (0.00325%) | BSE ₹300 per Cr (0.003%) (each side)
Equity Intraday NSE ₹310 per Cr (0.0031%) | BSE ₹280 per Cr (0.0028%) (each side) NSE ₹325 per Cr (0.00325%) | BSE ₹300 per Cr (0.003%) (each side)
Equity Futures ₹180 per Cr (0.0018%) NSE ₹190 per Cr (0.0019%)
Equity Options ₹5000 per Cr (0.05%) (on premium) NSE ₹5000 per Cr (0.05%)
Currency Futures ₹120 per Cr (0.0012%) NSE ₹90 per Cr (0.0009%) | BSE ₹22 per Cr (0.00022%)
Currency Options ₹5000 per Cr (0.05%) (on premium) NSE ₹70 per Cr (0.0007%) | BSE ₹100 per Cr (0.001%) (on premium)
Commodity NA Group A - ₹260 per Cr (0.0026%)
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ICICI Direct Vs Zerodha Exposure Margin

  ICICI Direct Zerodha
Equity Delivery 5x with Interest 1x (no margin)
Equity Intraday Upto 25x Up to 20x (based on the stock)
Equity Futures 4x Intraday - 40%(2.5x), Carry forward - 100%(1x) of Total margin (Span+ Exposure)
Equity Options 2x for shorting Intraday - 40%(2.5x), Carry forward - 100%(1x) of Total margin (Span+ Exposure)
Currency Futures NA Intraday - 40%(2.5x), Carry forward - 100%(1x) of Total margin (Span+ Exposure)
Currency Options NA Intraday - 40%(2.5x), Carry forward - 100%(1x) of Total margin (Span+ Exposure)
Commodity Futures NA Intraday - 40%(2.5x), Carry forward - 100%(1x) of Span
Commodity Options
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ICICI Direct and Zerodha Feature Comparison

  ICICI Direct Zerodha
3 in 1 Account Yes No
Charting Yes Yes
Automated Trading No Yes
SMS Alerts No No
Online Demo Yes Yes
Online Portfolio Yes No
Margin Trading Funding Available Yes No
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 Kite Web, Kite Android/iOS, Pi, Coin, Kite mobile
Intraday Square-off Time 3:30 PM 3:10 PM
Other Features Bullet Trading, Can trade in 32 exchanges through Saxo Trader Direct Mutual Funds, APIs
Referral Program Yes
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ICICI Direct Vs Zerodha Review

  ICICI Direct Zerodha
  405 Customer Reviews    Rate ICICI Direct 361 Customer Reviews    Rate Zerodha
Fees Ratings 2.3 3.8
Trading Brokerage Rating 1.7 4.4
Trading Platform Usability 3.4 3.6
Customer Service Ratings 2.8 3.5
Overall Ratings Rated 2.4 stars Rated 3.7 stars
Broker Rating ICICI Direct is Rated 2.4 / 5 based on 405 customer reviews Zerodha is Rated 3.7 / 5 based on 361 customer reviews
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Contact Broker / Request A Call Back

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Contact Broker

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.

Brokerage free equity delivery trading (no commission) + Flat ₹20 Intra-day and F&O trades. Get the offer

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ICICI Direct Vs Zerodha Investment Options

  ICICI Direct Zerodha
Stock / Equity Yes Yes
Commodity No Yes
Currency Yes Yes
Initial Public Offers (IPO) Yes Yes
Mutual Funds Yes Yes
Bond / NCD Yes No
Debt Yes No
Other Investment Options Equity, Derivatives, Currency, Mutual Funds, ETF, Insurance, FD/Bonds, Loans, Tax, ELocker, NPS
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ICICI Direct Vs Zerodha Customer Service

  ICICI Direct Zerodha
24/7 Customer Service No No
Onine Live Chat No No
Through Branches Yes No
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ICICI Direct Vs Zerodha Order Type Offered

  ICICI Direct Zerodha
Bracket Order No Yes
Cover Order Yes Yes
Buy Today Sell Tomorrow (BTST) Yes Yes
Sell Today Buy Tomorrow (STBT) No Yes
After Market Order(AMO) No Yes
Good Till Cancelled (GTC) Yes No
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ICICI Direct Vs Zerodha Research Report

  ICICI Direct Zerodha
Daily Market Report Yes No
Free Tips Yes No
Quarterly Result Analysis Yes No
News Alerts Yes No
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ICICI Direct Vs Zerodha Suitable For Investor Type

  ICICI Direct Zerodha
Casual Investor Yes
Active Investor Yes
Trader Yes
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ICICI Direct Vs Zerodha - Advantages and Disadvantages

  ICICI Direct Zerodha
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...

  • Free equity delivery trades. No brokerage charges for Cash-N-Carry orders.
  • Excellent trading platforms made available for free to all its customers.
  • Simple flat fee brokerage services across segments and exchanges (BSE, NSE, MCX).
  • Brokerage is 0.01% or ₹20 per executed order, whichever is lower for Intraday, F&O and Currency Derivatives. No hidden charges.
  • Direct Mutual Fund Investment is available.
  • Over 10L+ customers and 10% of daily volume at BSE, NSE and MCX.

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Cons
  • ICICI Security charges highest brokerage in comparison to most of the retail broke₹in India.
  • Very high 'minimum brokerage' of ₹35 per trade or 2.5% of the trade value whichever is lower.
  • Poor performance of website is reported in peak hou₹of trading.
  • Trading Terminal (Trade Racer) cost ₹75 per month if brokerage paid in a month is less then ₹750.
  • Demat Account is mandatory.
  • Commodity trading is not available for retail investors.
  • Call & trade cost extra ₹25 per call after first 20 free calls in a month.

More Disadvantages...

  • Doesn't provide stock tips, research reports or recommendations.
  • Call & Trade is charged at extra ₹20 order.
  • Margin funding is not available.

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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 ₹20 brokerage for Intraday and F&O trades. To open an account with Zerodha, simply leave your contact information with us and Zerodha representatives will call you.

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