Zerodha Vs Karvy (Compare Zerodha and Karvy)

The side-by-side comparison of Zerodha and Karvy. Compare Zerodha Vs Karvy brokerage, charges, exposure margin, demat account. Read Karvy and Zerodha review.

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Our Zerodha comparison with Karvy Stock Broking Ltd highlights the major differences between two brokers. Find the best between Zerodha and Karvy.

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Zerodha Vs Karvy

  Zerodha Karvy
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About the Broker 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

Alert! Friday, 22 Nov, 2019 SEBI barred Karvy Stock Broking Ltd. from taking on new clients after finding alleged client fraud. Read SEBI Notice and News for more detail.

Note: Karvy will continue serving their existing clients as they were before. They can trade, manage demat accounts, apply in IPO or close the account anytime. Only the new account opening is prohibited.

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Incorporated in 1990, Karvy Stock Broking Ltd (KSBL) is part of KARVY Group; one of India's leading financial services company provides stock broking and research advisory services. They offer Customized investment solutions to corporate, institut... Know more about Karvy Stock Broking Ltd
Type of Broker Discount Broker Full Service Broker
Supported Exchnage NSE, BSE, MCX and NCDEX BSE, NSE, MCX
Account Type Flat Brokerage Plan Retail Brokerage Plan
Broker Enquiry Open an Online Trading Account with Zerodha. Leave your contact info and we will get in touch with you.
Year of Incorporation 2010 1985
Number of Branches 22 575
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Zerodha Vs Karvy Charges

  Zerodha Karvy
Trading Account Opening Fees ₹200 ₹650
Trading Account AMC ₹0 (Free) ₹0
Demat Account Opening Fees ₹0 ₹0
Demat Account AMC ₹300 ₹420
Demat Account is Mandatory? No No
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Zerodha Vs Karvy Brokerage

Brokerage Plan 1

  Zerodha Karvy
Account Type Flat Brokerage Plan Retail Brokerage Plan
Fixed Charges
Equity Delivery Brokerage ₹0 (Free) 0.3%
Equity Intraday Brokerage ₹20 per executed order or .01% whichever is lower 0.03%
Equity Futures Brokerage ₹20 per executed order or .01% whichever is lower 0.03%
Equity Options Brokerage ₹20 per executed order or .01% whichever is lower ₹30 per lot
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage ₹20 per executed order or .01% whichever is lower 0.03%
Currency Options Trading Brokerage ₹20 per executed order or .01% whichever is lower ₹30 per lot
Commodity Futures Trading Brokerage ₹20 per executed order or .01% whichever is lower 0.03%
Commodity Options Trading Brokerage ₹20 per executed order or .01% whichever is lower ₹30 per lot
Special Offer
Special Offer: Brokerage free equity delivery trading (no commission) + Flat ₹20 Intra-day and F&O trades. Get the offer

Brokerage Plan 2

  Zerodha Karvy
Account Type Flat Brokerage Plan Premium Subscription Plan of 100000
Fixed Charges ₹100,000 per year
Equity Delivery Brokerage ₹0 (Free) 0.1%
Equity Intraday Brokerage ₹20 per executed order or .01% whichever is lower 0.01%
Equity Futures Brokerage ₹20 per executed order or .01% whichever is lower 0.01%
Equity Options Brokerage ₹20 per executed order or .01% whichever is lower ₹10 per lot
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage ₹20 per executed order or .01% whichever is lower 0.01%
Currency Options Trading Brokerage ₹20 per executed order or .01% whichever is lower ₹10 per lot
Commodity Futures Trading Brokerage ₹20 per executed order or .01% whichever is lower 0.01%
Commodity Options Trading Brokerage ₹20 per executed order or .01% whichever is lower ₹10 per lot

Other Charges

Minimum Brokerage Charges ₹0 Delivery 1% or 10p per scrip | Intra-day 0.50% or 5p per scrip whichever is higher
Other Brokerage Charges Physical contact notes: ₹20, Trade SMS Alerts: ₹1 per SMS
Call & Trade Charges ₹50 per executed order
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Zerodha Vs Karvy Taxes

  Zerodha Karvy
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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Zerodha Vs Karvy Transaction Charges

  Zerodha Karvy
Equity Delivery NSE ₹325 per Cr (0.00325%) | BSE ₹300 per Cr (0.003%) (each side) ₹325
Equity Intraday NSE ₹325 per Cr (0.00325%) | BSE ₹300 per Cr (0.003%) (each side) ₹325
Equity Futures NSE ₹190 per Cr (0.0019%) ₹230
Equity Options NSE ₹5000 per Cr (0.05%) ₹5500
Currency Futures NSE ₹90 per Cr (0.0009%) | BSE ₹22 per Cr (0.00022%) ₹325
Currency Options NSE ₹70 per Cr (0.0007%) | BSE ₹100 per Cr (0.001%) (on premium)
Commodity Group A - ₹260 per Cr (0.0026%) ₹300
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Zerodha Vs Karvy Exposure Margin

  Zerodha Karvy
Equity Delivery 1x (no margin) Upto 5x with 24% interest per year
Equity Intraday Up to 20x (based on the stock) Upto 20x
Equity Futures Intraday - 40%(2.5x), Carry forward - 100%(1x) of Total margin (Span+ Exposure) Upto 4x
Equity Options Intraday - 40%(2.5x), Carry forward - 100%(1x) of Total margin (Span+ Exposure) Upto 4x for shorting
Currency Futures Intraday - 40%(2.5x), Carry forward - 100%(1x) of Total margin (Span+ Exposure) Nil
Currency Options Intraday - 40%(2.5x), Carry forward - 100%(1x) of Total margin (Span+ Exposure) Nil
Commodity Futures Intraday - 40%(2.5x), Carry forward - 100%(1x) of Span Upto 4x
Commodity Options
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Zerodha and Karvy Feature Comparison

  Zerodha Karvy
3 in 1 Account No No
Charting Yes Yes
Automated Trading Yes Yes
SMS Alerts No Yes
Online Demo Yes Yes
Online Portfolio No Yes
Margin Trading Funding Available No Yes
Margin Against Shares (Equity Cash) Yes Yes
Margin Against Shares (Equity F&O) Yes Yes
Trading Platform Kite Web, Kite Android/iOS, Pi, Coin, Kite mobile NEST, Karvy Web, Trade Mobile
Intraday Square-off Time 3:10 PM 3:15
Other Features Direct Mutual Funds, APIs Ask the expert, The Finapolis
Referral Program Yes
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Zerodha Vs Karvy Review

  Zerodha Karvy
  369 Customer Reviews    Rate Zerodha 24 Customer Reviews    Rate Karvy
Fees 3.8 2.6
Trading Brokerage 4.3 2.4
Trading Platform Usability 3.6 2.7
Customer Service 3.5 2.2
Research Capabilities 2.0
Overall Ratings Rated 3.7 stars Rated 2.0 stars
Broker Rating Zerodha is Rated 3.7 / 5 based on 369 customer reviews Karvy is Rated 2.0 / 5 based on 24 customer reviews
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Brokerage free equity delivery trading (no commission) + Flat ₹20 Intra-day and F&O trades. Get the offer

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Zerodha Vs Karvy Investment Options

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

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

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

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

  Zerodha Karvy
Casual Investor Yes
Active Investor Yes
Trader Yes
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Zerodha Vs Karvy - Advantages and Disadvantages

  Zerodha Karvy
Pros
  • 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...

  1. Pay ₹1200 one time and get life time free AMC demat account
  2. Offers investment in IPO and Mutual funds
  3. Free research reports
  4. Offers classroom sessions, webinars, Online Tutorials and Articles by Experts

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Cons
  • 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.

More Disadvantages...

  1. Doesn't offer 3 in 1 account
  2. Brokerage rates are negotiable
  3. Higher brokerage compare to discount brokers

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