Kotak Securities Vs Zerodha (Compare Kotak Securities and Zerodha)

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Kotak Securities Vs Zerodha

  Kotak Securities Zerodha
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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 ₹20 per executed o... 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 Flat Brokerage 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.
Year of Incorporation 1994 2010
Number of Branches 1209 22
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Kotak Securities Vs Zerodha Charges

  Kotak Securities Zerodha
Trading Account Opening Fees ₹750 ₹200
Trading Account AMC ₹0 ₹0 (Free)
Demat Account Opening Fees ₹0 ₹0
Demat Account AMC ₹600 ₹300
Demat Account is Mandatory? No No
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Kotak Securities Vs Zerodha Brokerage

Brokerage Plan 1

  Kotak Securities Zerodha
Account Type Fixed Brokerage Plan Flat Brokerage 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
Special Offer
Special Offer: Get Kotak 3-in-1 account for seamless trading and investment. The integrated trading + demat + saving bank account is for convenient investment in the 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

  Kotak Securities Zerodha
Account Type Dynamic Brokerage Plan Flat Brokerage 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 ₹20 per lot ₹20 per executed order or .01% whichever is lower
Currency Options Trading Brokerage ₹20 to ₹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 ₹50 per executed order
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Kotak Securities Vs Zerodha Taxes

  Kotak Securities 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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Kotak Securities Vs Zerodha Transaction Charges

  Kotak Securities 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%)
Equity Options 0.05% (on Sell trade premium) or 0.125% (on options) NSE ₹5000 per Cr (0.05%)
Currency Futures NA NSE ₹90 per Cr (0.0009%) | BSE ₹22 per Cr (0.00022%)
Currency Options NA NSE ₹70 per Cr (0.0007%) | BSE ₹100 per Cr (0.001%) (on premium)
Commodity 0.01% on sell side Group A - ₹260 per Cr (0.0026%)
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Kotak Securities Vs Zerodha Exposure Margin

  Kotak Securities 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 Futures NA Intraday - 40%(2.5x), Carry forward - 100%(1x) of Span
Commodity Options
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Kotak Securities and Zerodha Feature Comparison

  Kotak Securities 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 Yes
Margin Against Shares (Equity F&O) No Yes
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
Referral Program Yes
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Kotak Securities Vs Zerodha Review

  Kotak Securities Zerodha
  143 Customer Reviews    Rate Kotak Securities 370 Customer Reviews    Rate Zerodha
Fees 2.5 3.8
Trading Brokerage 2.4 4.3
Trading Platform Usability 3.4 3.6
Customer Service 3.0 3.5
Research Capabilities 2.4 2.0
Overall Ratings Rated 2.6 stars Rated 3.7 stars
Broker Rating Kotak Securities is Rated 2.6 / 5 based on 143 customer reviews Zerodha is Rated 3.7 / 5 based on 370 customer reviews
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Contact Broker / Request A Call Back

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Contact Broker

Get Kotak 3-in-1 account for seamless trading and investment. The integrated trading + demat + saving bank account is for convenient investment in the 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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Kotak Securities Vs Zerodha Investment Options

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

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

  Kotak Securities 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
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Kotak Securities Vs Zerodha Research Report

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

  Kotak Securities Zerodha
Casual Investor Yes
Active Investor Yes Yes
Trader Yes
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Kotak Securities Vs Zerodha - Advantages and Disadvantages

  Kotak Securities 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.

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  • Free equity delivery trades. No brokerage charges for Cash-N-Carry orders.
  • Excellent trading platforms (Kite) available for free.
  • 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 10 lakha+ active customers and 10% of daily volume at BSE, NSE and MCX.
  • Zerodha Referral Program offers 10% broekrage share to clients you refer.
  • Good Till Triggered (GTT) order are available. These are simillar to GTC orders.

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 ₹50 order.
  • Auto Square off is charged at extra ₹50 order.
  • Doesn't offer 3-in-1 account.
  • Doesn't offer unlimited trading plans.
  • Doesn't offer AMC Free Demat account.

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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.

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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