Chittorgarh.com
Free Trading + Demat Account

Kotak Securities Vs Zerodha Share Broker Comparison

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

  Kotak Securities Ltd Zerodha
 
Kotak Securities Ltd Logo Zerodha 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 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 Rs 20 per executed... Know more about Zerodha
Type of Broker Full Service Broker Discount Broker
Supported Exchnage BSE, NSE, MCX, NCDEX NSE, BSE, MCX and NCDEX
Account Type Fixed Brokerage Plan Standard Plan
Broker Enquiry Open an Online Trading Account with Kotak Securities. 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.
Expand

Stock Broker Fees / Charges

  Kotak Securities Ltd Zerodha
Trading Account Opening Fees ₹750 ₹300
Trading Account AMC ₹0 ₹0 (Free)
Demat Account Opening Fees ₹0 ₹100
Demat Account AMC ₹600 ₹300
Demat Account is Mandatory? No No
Expand

Trading Brokerage Charges

Brokerage Plan 1

  Kotak Securities Ltd Zerodha
Account Type Fixed Brokerage Plan Standard Plan
Fixed Charges
Equity Delivery Brokerage 0.49% ₹0 (Free)
Equity Intraday Brokerage 0.049% (both side) ₹20 per executed order or .01% whichever is lower
Equity Futures Brokerage 0.049% (both side) ₹20 per executed order or .01% whichever is lower
Equity Options Brokerage ₹300 per lot ₹20 per executed order or .01% whichever is lower
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage ₹20 per executed order or .01% whichever is lower
Currency Options Trading Brokerage ₹20 per executed order or .01% whichever is lower
Commodity Futures Trading Brokerage 0.070% ₹20 per executed order or .01% whichever is lower
Commodity Options Trading Brokerage ₹20 per executed order or .01% whichever is lower

Brokerage Plan 2

  Kotak Securities Ltd Zerodha
Account Type Dynamic Brokerage Plan Standard Plan
Fixed Charges
Equity Delivery Brokerage 0.59% to 0.30% ₹0 (Free)
Equity Intraday Brokerage 0.06% to 0.05% ₹20 per executed order or .01% whichever is lower
Equity Futures Brokerage 0.07% to 0.05% ₹20 per executed order or .01% whichever is lower
Equity Options Brokerage 2.5% to 1.8% ₹20 per executed order or .01% whichever is lower
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage 0.04% or Rs 20 per lot ₹20 per executed order or .01% whichever is lower
Currency Options Trading Brokerage Rs 20 to Rs 7.5 per lot ₹20 per executed order or .01% whichever is lower
Commodity Futures Trading Brokerage ₹20 per executed order or .01% whichever is lower
Commodity Options Trading Brokerage ₹20 per executed order or .01% whichever is lower

Other Charges

Minimum Brokerage Charges ₹21 per executed order ₹0
Other Brokerage Charges SMS Alerts at ₹50 per month Physical contact notes: ₹20, Trade SMS Alerts: ₹1 per SMS
Call & Trade Charges ₹20 per call after first 20 free calls in a month ₹20 per executed order
Expand

Taxes

  Kotak Securities Ltd Zerodha
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.
Expand

Transaction Charges

  Kotak Securities Ltd Zerodha
Equity Delivery 0.1% (Buy and Sell) NSE ₹325 per Cr (0.00325%) | BSE ₹300 per Cr (0.003%) (each side)
Equity Intraday 0.025% (on Sell trade) NSE ₹325 per Cr (0.00325%) | BSE ₹300 per Cr (0.003%) (each side)
Equity Futures 0.01% (on Sell trade) NSE ₹190 per Cr (0.0019%) | BSE ₹300 per Cr (0.003%) (each side)
Equity Options 0.05% (on Sell trade premium) or 0.125% (on options) NSE ₹5000 per Cr (0.05%) | BSE ₹300 per Cr (0.003%) (on premium)
Currency Futures NA NSE ₹90 per Cr (0.0009%) | BSE ₹22 per Cr (0.00022%)
Currency Options NA NSE ₹4000 per Cr (0.04%) | BSE ₹100 per Cr (0.001%) (on premium)
Commodity 0.01% on sell side Group A - ₹260 per Cr (0.0026%)
Expand

Exposure

  Kotak Securities Ltd Zerodha
Equity Delivery 1x (no margin) 1x (no margin)
Equity Intraday 50 times Up to 20x (based on the stock)
Equity Futures 12 to 15 times Intraday - 40%(2.5x), Carry forward - 100%(1x) of Total margin (Span+ Exposure)
Equity Options Selling: 200 times | Buying: 10 times 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 NA Intraday - 40%(2.5x), Carry forward - 100%(1x) of Span
Expand

Share Broker Features

  Kotak Securities Ltd Zerodha
3 in 1 Account Yes No
Charting Yes Yes
Automated Trading No Yes
SMS Alerts Yes No
Online Demo Yes Yes
Online Portfolio Yes No
Margin Trading Funding Available No No
Margin Against Shares (Equity Cash) Yes
Margin Against Shares (Equity F&O) No
Trading Platform Website, KEAT ProX Trading Terminal, Kotak Stock Trader (Mobile App), Fastlane, Xtralite Kite Web, Kite Android/iOS, Pi, Coin, Kite mobile
Intraday Square-off Time 3:10 PM
Other Features 3-in-1 account Direct Mutual Funds, APIs
Expand

Broker Ratings (Average User Rating)

  Kotak Securities Ltd Zerodha
  134 Customer Reviews    Rate Kotak Securities 330 Customer Reviews    Rate Zerodha
Fees Ratings 2.5 3.8
Trading Brokerage Rating 2.4 4.4
Trading Platform Usability 3.4 3.6
Customer Service Ratings 3.0 3.5
Overall Ratings Rated 2.6 stars Rated 3.7 stars
Broker Rating Kotak Securities is Rated 2.6 / 5 based on 134 customer reviews Zerodha is Rated 3.7 / 5 based on 330 customer reviews
Expand

Contact Broker / Request A Call Back

  Kotak Securities Ltd Zerodha
Contact / Request Call Back
Expand

Investment Options Available

  Kotak Securities Ltd Zerodha
Stock / Equity Yes Yes
Commodity Yes Yes
Currency Yes Yes
Initial Public Offers (IPO) Yes No
Mutual Funds Yes Yes
Bond / NCD Yes No
Debt No No
Other Investment Options
Expand

Customer Service Offered

  Kotak Securities Ltd Zerodha
24/7 Customer Service No No
Onine Live Chat Yes No
Through Branches Yes No
Expand

Order Type

  Kotak Securities Ltd Zerodha
Bracket Order Yes Yes
Cover Order Yes Yes
Buy Today Sell Tomorrow (BTST) Yes Yes
Sell Today Buy Tomorrow (STBT) No Yes
After Market Order(AMO) Yes Yes
Good Till Cancelled (GTC) Yes No
Expand

Research / Tips / Reports Published

  Kotak Securities Ltd Zerodha
Daily Market Report Yes No
Free Tips Yes No
Quarterly Result Analysis Yes No
News Alerts Yes No
Expand

Suitable for Investor Category

  Kotak Securities Ltd Zerodha
Casual Investor Yes
Active Investor Yes Yes
Trader Yes

Expand

Pros, Cons and Other Review Comments

  Kotak Securities Ltd Zerodha
Pros
  • 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...

  • 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 Rs 20 per executed order, whichever is lower for Intraday, F&O and Currency Derivatives. No hidden charges.
  • 10% referral credit for reffering new customers.
  • Direct Mutual Fund Investment is available.
  • Over 7L+ customers and 8% of daily volume at BSE, NSE and MCX.

More Advantages...

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

More Disadvantages...

  • Doesn't provide stock tips, research reports or recommendations.
  • Call & Trade is charged at extra Rs 20 order.
  • Doesn't provide options to invest in IPO, Bond and NCD's public offers.
  • Margin funding is not available.
  • GTC/GTD not available in Equity.

More Disadvantages...

Reviews Useful Articles about Zerodha:
Promo / Offers

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.

Looking for an online trading account? Request Callback from a stock broker.

Truly 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.

Enquire about Kotak Securities Enquire about Zerodha
Compare More Brokers



Message Board

Stock Message Board


Search Chittorgarh.com:

Chittorgarh.com Mobile Apps:

Download Android App Downlaod iOS App