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Kotak Securities Vs Upstox Share Broker Comparison

The side-by-side comparison of Kotak Securities Ltd and Upstox stock brokers in India. The comparison below highlights the similarities and differences between Kotak Securities and Upstox'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 Kotak Securities and Upstox.

  Kotak Securities Ltd Upstox
 
Kotak Securities Ltd Logo Upstox Logo
About the Broker Kotak Securities Ltd, a subsidiary of Kotak Mahindra Bank was founded in 1994. They offers stock broking services and distributes financial products in India. They have 1209 branches, franchisees and satellite offices offers services to 11.95 Lakh cu... Know more about Kotak Securities Ltd Upstox is a tech-first low cost broking firm in India providing trading opportunities at unbeatable prices. Company provide trading on different segments such as equities, commodities, currency, futures, options which are available on its Upstox Pro ... Know more about Upstox
Type of Broker What is this parameter? Full Service Broker Discount Broker
Supported Exchnage What is this parameter? BSE, NSE, MCX, NCDEX BSE, NSE, MCX
Account Type What is this parameter? Fixed Brokerage Plan Upstox Basic
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Stock Broker Fees / Charges

  Kotak Securities Ltd Upstox
Trading Account Opening Fees What is this parameter? ₹750 ₹150 (Eq and F&O), ₹150 (MCX)
Trading Account AMC What is this parameter? ₹0 ₹0
Demat Account Opening Fees What is this parameter? ₹0 ₹0
Demat Account AMC What is this parameter? ₹600 ₹150 (paid upfront)
Demat Account is Mandatory? What is this parameter? No No
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Trading Brokerage Charges

Brokerage Plan 1

  Kotak Securities Ltd Upstox
Account Type Fixed Brokerage Plan Upstox Basic
Fixed Charges What is this parameter?
Equity Delivery Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.49% ₹0
Equity Intraday Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.049% (both side) ₹20 per trade or 0.01% (whichever is lower)
Equity Futures Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.049% (both side) ₹20 per trade or 0.01% (whichever is lower)
Equity Options Brokerage What is this parameter? ₹300 per lot ₹20 per trade or 0.01% (whichever is lower)
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? ₹20 per trade or 0.01% (whichever is lower)
Currency Options Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? ₹20 per trade or 0.01% (whichever is lower)
Commodity Futures Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.070% ₹20 per trade or 0.01% (whichever is lower)
Commodity Options Trading Brokerage What is this parameter?

Brokerage Plan 2

  Kotak Securities Ltd Upstox
Account Type Dynamic Brokerage Plan Upstox Priority
Fixed Charges What is this parameter? ₹0
Equity Delivery Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.59% to 0.30% ₹0
Equity Intraday Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.06% to 0.05% ₹30 per trade or 0.05% (whichever is lower)
Equity Futures Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.07% to 0.05% ₹30 per trade or 0.05% (whichever is lower)
Equity Options Brokerage What is this parameter? 2.5% to 1.8% ₹30 per trade or 0.05% (whichever is lower)
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.04% or Rs 20 per lot ₹30 per trade or 0.05% (whichever is lower)
Currency Options Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? Rs 20 to Rs 7.5 per lot ₹30 per trade or 0.05% (whichever is lower)
Commodity Futures Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? ₹30 per trade or 0.05% (whichever is lower)
Commodity Options Trading Brokerage What is this parameter?

Other Charges

Minimum Brokerage Charges What is this parameter? ₹21 per executed order ₹0
Other Brokerage Charges What is this parameter? SMS Alerts at ₹50 per month
Call & Trade Charges What is this parameter? ₹20 per call after first 20 free calls in a month ₹20 per trade
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Taxes

  Kotak Securities Ltd Upstox
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

  Kotak Securities Ltd Upstox
Equity Delivery What is this parameter? NSE ₹325 | BSE ₹275
Equity Intraday What is this parameter? NSE ₹325 | BSE ₹275
Equity Futures What is this parameter? NSE ₹210
Equity Options What is this parameter? NSE ₹5500
Currency Futures What is this parameter? ₹150
Currency Options What is this parameter? ₹6000
Commodity What is this parameter? MCX ₹260/Cr
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Exposure

  Kotak Securities Ltd Upstox
Equity Delivery What is this parameter? 1x (no margin) 1x
Equity Intraday What is this parameter? 50 times Regular: 15x | Priority Pack: 20x | Regular CO: 20x | Priority Pack CO: 25x
Equity Futures What is this parameter? 12 to 15 times Regular: 4x | Priority Pack: 4x | Regular CO: 4x | Priority Pack CO: 6x
Equity Options What is this parameter? Selling: 200 times | Buying: 10 times Regular: 4x | Priority Pack: 4x | Regular CO: 4x | Priority Pack CO: 5x
Currency Futures What is this parameter? NA Regular: 4x | Priority Pack: 4x | Regular CO: 4x | Priority Pack CO: 5x
Currency Options What is this parameter? NA Regular: 4x | Priority Pack: 4x | Regular CO: 4x | Priority Pack CO: 5x
Commodity What is this parameter? NA Regular: 2.5x | Priority Pack: 3x | Regular CO: 3x | Priority Pack CO: 4x
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Share Broker Features

  Kotak Securities Ltd Upstox
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? Yes No
Online Demo What is this parameter? Yes Yes
Online Portfolio What is this parameter? Yes No
Margin Trading Funding Available What is this parameter? No No
Margin Against Shares (Equity Cash) What is this parameter? Yes
Margin Against Shares (Equity F&O) What is this parameter? No
Trading Platform What is this parameter? Website, KEAT ProX Trading Terminal, Kotak Stock Trader (Mobile App), Fastlane, Xtralite Upstox Pro Web, Dartstock, NEST Trader, Fox Trader, iOS and Android Algola
Intraday Square-off Time What is this parameter? 3:15 PM
Other Features What is this parameter? 3-in-1 account
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Broker Ratings (Average User Rating)

  Kotak Securities Ltd Upstox
  133 Customer Reviews    Rate Kotak Securities 46 Customer Reviews    Rate Upstox
Fees Ratings 2.5 3.7
Trading Brokerage Rating 2.4 3.6
Trading Platform Usability 3.4 2.8
Customer Service Ratings 3.0 2.4
Overall Ratings Rated 2.6 stars Rated 2.5 stars
Broker Rating Kotak Securities is Rated 2.6 / 5 based on 133 customer reviews Upstox is Rated 2.5 / 5 based on 46 customer reviews
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Contact Broker / Request A Call Back

  Kotak Securities Ltd Upstox
Contact / Request Call Back
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Investment Options Available

  Kotak Securities Ltd Upstox
Stock / Equity What is this parameter? Yes Yes
Commodity What is this parameter? Yes Yes
Currency What is this parameter? Yes Yes
Initial Public Offers (IPO) What is this parameter? Yes No
Mutual Funds What is this parameter? Yes No
Bond / NCD What is this parameter? Yes No
Debt What is this parameter? No No
Other Investment Options What is this parameter?
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Customer Service Offered

  Kotak Securities Ltd Upstox
24/7 Customer Service What is this parameter? No No
Onine Live Chat What is this parameter? Yes No
Through Branches What is this parameter? Yes No
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Order Type

  Kotak Securities Ltd Upstox
Bracket Order What is this parameter? Yes
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

  Kotak Securities Ltd Upstox
Daily Market Report What is this parameter? Yes No
Free Tips What is this parameter? Yes No
Quarterly Result Analysis What is this parameter? Yes No
News Alerts What is this parameter? Yes No
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Suitable for Investor Category

  Kotak Securities Ltd Upstox
Casual Investor What is this parameter? Yes
Active Investor What is this parameter? Yes Yes
Trader What is this parameter? Yes

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Pros, Cons and Other Review Comments

  Kotak Securities Ltd Upstox
Pros What is this parameter?
  • Offers 3-in-1 Account (trinity account).
  • Kotak Security is a full services broker offering wide range of investment options and research reports.
  • Kotak Securities has extended network of 1400+ branches across India.
  • It offers 3-in-1 account, the combination of broker account, bank account and a demat account. All these accounts are linked together and work seamlessly to make stock market investment very easy especially for beginners in stock market.
  • Kotak offers 5 different trading platforms to fulfill almost all customer requirements.

More Advantages...

  1. Upstox basic plan offers brokerage free trading in Equity Delivery segment.
  2. No brokerage for equity delivery trades.
  3. Free trading software including mobile and web trading app.
  4. Advance orders including AMO, CO and BO are available.
  5. Margin Against Share and Trailing-Stop/Stop-Loss (SL) are available to all.
  6. AmiBroker connector available for Algo Trading.
  7. Mutual Funds are available for investment.
  8. Higher leverage is available under different brokerage plan.

More Advantages...

Cons What is this parameter?
  • The brokerage changed by them of higher than the discount brokers.
  • Commodity trading is available through another company 'Kotak Commodity Services Ltd'.

More Disadvantages...

  • No margin funding.
  • No equity 'good till cancelled' orders.
  • Unlimited monthly plans not available.
  • Additional fee for call & trader.
  • Additional fee for square off done by the broker.
  • Higher demat debit transaction charges.
  • Online IPO, FPO, Bonds and NCD's are not available.
  • No stock tips or recommendations.

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Reviews What is this parameter? Useful articles about Upstox:
Promo / Offers What is this parameter?

Kotak 3-in-1 Account

Kotak Mahendra Bank offers trinity account, a 3-in-1 account which is a combination of saving bank, trading and demat account. It offers convenient investment in Equity, Derivatives, Mutual Funds, IPO and ETF.

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Get Account Opening Fee Refunded

Get free equity delivery trading (truly no brokerage) and pay flat ₹20 intranet and F&O trade brokerage. In addition get you account opening fees refunded as brokerage cashback.

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