Bank Demat Account Charges Comparison

All nation banks in India offer demat account. They call it 3-in-1 Account which is a combination of a Saving Bank Account, a Trading Account and a Demat Account.

The 3-in-1 account makes it extremely easy for beginners and casual investors to invest/trade in the stock market. All the transaction between these accounts is seamless, the back office is integrated into the trading website/mobile app and a wide range of financial products are available under one roof.

Banks usually charge higher brokerage, account opening fees and Demat Account AMC. Despite their high charges, they continue growing customer base. This is because there reach to the customer through branches, well-integrated banking and investment services and easy stock market investment through the 3-in-1 account.

Let's compare the bank's demat account and find out the best bank to offer demat account in India.

Bank Demat Account Charges (3-in-1 Account Charges)

Rank Broker Acct Opening Fee Demat AMC Brokerage (Eq Delivery) Active Clients Request Callback Review
1AxisDirectRs 900Rs 6500.50%422,358AxisDirect Review
2HDFC SecuritiesRs 999Rs 7500.50%1,141,264HDFC Securities Review
3ICICIdirectRs 0 (Free)Rs 300 (from 2nd year)0.55%3,031,192Open Account ICICIdirect Review
4IDBI CapitalRs 500Rs 4500.50%66,639IDBI Capital Review
5Kotak SecuritiesRs 0 (Free)Rs 6000.25% or Rs 20 whichever is higher1,256,001Kotak Securities Review
6SBI SecuritiesRs 850Rs 3500.50%635,384SBI Securities Review
7Yes SecuritiesRs 999Rs 5000.45%28,583Yes Securities Review


  1. Almost all large banks offer demat account services.
  2. Banks works as an intermediately between the customer and depository (CDSL and NSDL).
  3. CDSL and NSDL are two authorized companies who actually held your demat account.
  4. The 3-in-1 account offered the banks are very similar in terms of offerings. Their brokerage changes may be different.
  5. You should open the demat account with the bank you have your account with. This makes it easy for you to transact and get customer service.


6. Prashant Raj   I Like It. | Report Abuse |   Link | May 10, 2022 5:29:24 PM Reply
Try Kfintech for smooth experience -

Platform that allows you to open demat account from various broking houses, Apply for IPO’s track your investments in equity all at one place
5. SP   I Like It. | Report Abuse |   Link | Feb 12, 2022 3:48:09 PM Reply
Upstox charges Rs.18.5 (plus taxes/GST) PER SCRIP for SELL (delivery) transactions as DEMAT charges. This is way too exorbitant especially for small retail investors (and for those buying less-value stocks). Is there any other economical broker (depository participant) to avoid / minimize this loss/charge. Strangely the government doesn't seem to regulate such rip-off by these depository participants.
5.1. PS   I Like It. | Report Abuse |   Link | Feb 12, 2022 5:58:57 PM
Pls ignore the above message. There was a misunderstanding.
4. Frustrated User   I Like It. | Report Abuse |   Link | Dec 30, 2021 8:06:21 PM Reply
SBI Sec is WORST Platform

Many issues like
1. They charge Penalty even though you have money in you PIS account
2. Penalty charged on 2 differnt dates is also are with different Percentages e. g. 1 day 1% other day 5% ++ CGST + GST
3. Buy and SELL transactions amounts does not match to Ledger
4. BEST ONE is: They also have something called NEGATIVE HOLDING even though you never transacted on that script

4.1. another frustrated user   I Like It. | Report Abuse |   Link | Dec 31, 2021 5:47:52 AM
3. Shobhanjan   I Like It. | Report Abuse |   Link | Nov 6, 2021 11:13:55 AM Reply
Recently I came to know that my late father had purchased shares of SAIL. These shares are in physical form. How to transfer these shares into my account?
3.1. niteshwarhade   I Like It. | Report Abuse |   Link | Dec 25, 2021 12:22:10 PM
Visit nearest CAMS office, they will guide you properly.
2. Ankit singhal   I Like It. | Report Abuse |   Link | Jul 9, 2021 3:54:29 PM Reply
Which company has the lowest amc charges
2.1. Amaan   I Like It. | Report Abuse |   Link | Sep 2, 2021 1:13:33 PM
Groww has no AMC charges
1. T n Sharma   I Like It. | Report Abuse |   Link | Jul 2, 2020 9:10:38 AM Reply
The demat account is a burden for onetime investor who wishes to stay put in it for very long time. The AMC will erode the worth even without trading.
1.1. Team   I Like It. | Report Abuse |   Link | May 12, 2021 12:52:43 PM
Dear Sir,
You should consider opening a Lifetime-free AMC demat account.