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Zerodha Vs SAMCO Share Broker Comparison

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

  Zerodha SAMCO Securities Limited
 
Zerodha Logo SAMCO Securities Limited Logo
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 Rs 20 per executed... Know more about Zerodha SAMCO is India based online discount broker. It offers stock and commodity trading at NSE, BSE, and MCX. SAMCO's NBFC arm provide the margin funding, loan against shares and other financial products. It also offers depository services (demat account)... Know more about SAMCO Securities Limited
Type of Broker Discount Broker Discount Broker
Supported Exchnage NSE, BSE, MCX and NCDEX BSE, NSE, MCX, NCDEX
Account Type Standard Plan Standard
Broker Enquiry Open an Online Trading Account with Zerodha. Leave your contact info and we will get in touch with you.
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Stock Broker Fees / Charges

  Zerodha SAMCO Securities Limited
Trading Account Opening Fees ₹300 ₹0
Trading Account AMC ₹0 (Free) ₹0
Demat Account Opening Fees ₹100 ₹0
Demat Account AMC ₹300 ₹400
Demat Account is Mandatory? No No
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Trading Brokerage Charges

Brokerage Plan 1

  Zerodha SAMCO Securities Limited
Account Type Standard Plan Standard
Fixed Charges
Equity Delivery Brokerage ₹0 (Free) ₹20 per executed order
Equity Intraday Brokerage ₹20 per executed order or .01% whichever is lower ₹20 per executed order
Equity Futures Brokerage ₹20 per executed order or .01% whichever is lower ₹20 per executed order
Equity Options Brokerage ₹20 per executed order or .01% whichever is lower ₹20 per executed order
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage ₹20 per executed order or .01% whichever is lower ₹20 per executed order
Currency Options Trading Brokerage ₹20 per executed order or .01% whichever is lower ₹20 per executed order
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 ₹0 ₹0
Other Brokerage Charges Physical contact notes: ₹20, Trade SMS Alerts: ₹1 per SMS
Call & Trade Charges ₹20 per executed order ₹20 per executed order
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Taxes

  Zerodha SAMCO Securities Limited
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.
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Transaction Charges

  Zerodha SAMCO Securities Limited
Equity Delivery NSE ₹325 per Cr (0.00325%) | BSE ₹300 per Cr (0.003%) (each side) NSE ₹325 per crore | BSE ₹1 per trade (each side)
Equity Intraday NSE ₹325 per Cr (0.00325%) | BSE ₹300 per Cr (0.003%) (each side) NSE ₹325 per crore | BSE ₹1 per trade (each side)
Equity Futures NSE ₹190 per Cr (0.0019%) | BSE ₹300 per Cr (0.003%) (each side) NSE ₹190 per crore | BSE ₹1 per trade (each side)
Equity Options NSE ₹5000 per Cr (0.05%) | BSE ₹300 per Cr (0.003%) (on premium) NSE ₹5000 per crore | BSE ₹1 per trade (each side)
Currency Futures NSE ₹90 per Cr (0.0009%) | BSE ₹22 per Cr (0.00022%) NSE ₹110 per crore (0.0011%)
Currency Options NSE ₹4000 per Cr (0.04%) | BSE ₹100 per Cr (0.001%) (on premium) NSE ₹4000 (on premium) per crore (0.040%)
Commodity Group A - ₹260 per Cr (0.0026%) Non-Agri ₹260 (0.0026%) | Agri ₹175 per Crore
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Exposure

  Zerodha SAMCO Securities Limited
Equity Delivery 1x (no margin) 1x (no margin)
Equity Intraday Up to 20x (based on the stock) Normal Orders: 3x to 15x | CO & BO: Up to 33x
Equity Futures Intraday - 40%(2.5x), Carry forward - 100%(1x) of Total margin (Span+ Exposure) Intraday - 40%(2.5x), Carry forward - 100%(1x) of Total margin (Span+ Exposure)
Equity Options Intraday - 40%(2.5x), Carry forward - 100%(1x) of Total margin (Span+ Exposure) Intraday - 40%(2.5x), Carry forward - 100%(1x) of Total margin (Span+ Exposure)
Currency Futures Intraday - 40%(2.5x), Carry forward - 100%(1x) of Total margin (Span+ Exposure) Intraday - 50%(2.5x), Carry forward - 100%(1x) of Total margin (Span+ Exposure)
Currency Options Intraday - 40%(2.5x), Carry forward - 100%(1x) of Total margin (Span+ Exposure) Intraday - 50%(2.5x), Carry forward - 100%(1x) of Total margin (Span+ Exposure)
Commodity Intraday - 40%(2.5x), Carry forward - 100%(1x) of Span Intraday - 40%(2.5x), Carry forward - 100%(1x) of Span
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Share Broker Features

  Zerodha SAMCO Securities Limited
3 in 1 Account No No
Charting Yes Yes
Automated Trading Yes No
SMS Alerts No No
Online Demo Yes Yes
Online Portfolio No No
Margin Trading Funding Available No Yes
Margin Against Shares (Equity Cash)
Margin Against Shares (Equity F&O)
Trading Platform Kite Web, Kite Android/iOS, Pi, Coin, Kite mobile OMNESYS NEST, StockNote
Intraday Square-off Time 3:10 PM 3:15 PM
Other Features Direct Mutual Funds, APIs Margin Products - CashPlus, StockPlus, and InstaPlus
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Broker Ratings (Average User Rating)

  Zerodha SAMCO Securities Limited
  330 Customer Reviews    Rate Zerodha 11 Customer Reviews    Rate SAMCO
Fees Ratings 3.8 3.5
Trading Brokerage Rating 4.4 4.1
Trading Platform Usability 3.6 2.8
Customer Service Ratings 3.5 3.7
Overall Ratings Rated 3.7 stars Rated 3.7 stars
Broker Rating Zerodha is Rated 3.7 / 5 based on 330 customer reviews SAMCO is Rated 3.7 / 5 based on 11 customer reviews
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  Zerodha SAMCO Securities Limited
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Investment Options Available

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

  Zerodha SAMCO Securities Limited
24/7 Customer Service No No
Onine Live Chat No No
Through Branches No No
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Order Type

  Zerodha SAMCO Securities Limited
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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Research / Tips / Reports Published

  Zerodha SAMCO Securities Limited
Daily Market Report No No
Free Tips No No
Quarterly Result Analysis No No
News Alerts No No
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Suitable for Investor Category

  Zerodha SAMCO Securities Limited
Casual Investor
Active Investor Yes
Trader Yes Yes

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Pros, Cons and Other Review Comments

  Zerodha SAMCO Securities Limited
Pros
  • 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...

  • A technology-driven stockbroker with significantly fewer overheads.
  • Flat ₹20 per trade low-cost trading across segments.
  • Instant paperless online account opening process.
  • Margin products available for delivery margin and margin against shares.
  • StockNote, a mobile trading app with personalized news, managed alerts, advanced charts, and watch list with any number of shares.
  • Guest user for mobile app StockNote which allows you to check the app even before you becomes a customer.
  • Advance order types i.e. bracket order and cover order with up to 33 times leverage
  • Free ‘NEST Trader’ install-able trading terminal for frequent traders.

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Cons
  • 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...

  • No branch offices.
  • Mutual Fund investment is now available.
  • Online IPO applications are not available.
  • Additional charges for broker assisted traders (Call & Trade).

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