Is Zerodha better than ICICI Direct?

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Invest brokerage-free Equity Delivery and Direct Mutual Funds (truly no brokerage). Pay flat Rs 20 per trade for Intra-day and F&O. Open Instant Account and start trading today.

Zerodha is better than ICICI Direct in the following ways:

  • Zerodha has a superior trading platform.
  • Zerodha has much simpler and transparent pricing.
  • Zerodha offers brokerage-free equity and mutual fund investment. ICICI Direct charges 0.55% brokerage for equity delivery.
  • Zerodha call and trade charges are Rs 20 per trade while ICICI Direct charges Rs 50.
  • Zerodha doesn't charge any subscription fee. ICICI Direct charges subscription fees in the prime plan.

ICICI Direct is better than Zerodha in the following ways:

  • ICICI Direct offers a 3-in-1 account which makes trading convenient. Zerodha offers only trading and demat accounts.
  • ICICI Direct offers free stock tips, research and advisory services. Zerodha doesn't provide advisory.
  • ICICI Direct Neo plan offers brokerage-free equity futures trading.
  • ICICI Direct offers free account opening while Zerodha charges Rs 200.
  • ICICI Direct offers instant availability of part of funds in the trading account when you sell shares.
  • ICICI Direct offers margin funding while Zerodha doesn't offer it.
  • ICICI Direct provides local support through the branch. Zerodha is an online broker with no branches.
  • ICICI Direct provides a relationship manager (RM) which Zerodha doesn't provide.
  • ICICI Direct is backed by ICICI Group, a leading financial group in India.


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