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Upstox is a tech-first low cost broking firm in India providing trading opportunities at unbeatable prices. Company provide trading on different segments such as equities, commodities, currency, futures, options which are available on its Upstox Pro Web and Upstox Pro Mobile trading platforms.

Upstox is backed by a group of investors including Kalaari Capital, Ratan Tata and GVK Davix.

Upstox trading platform offers trading, analysis, charting and many more rich trading features. This platform makes it easy to place orders through mobile phones and web browser. Upstox trading platform is built on Omnisys NEST OMS (Order Management System) and Omnisys NEST RMS (Risk Management System).

Upstox offers absolutely free trading account and free trading in Equity Delivery segment. Trading in Equity F&O, Equity Indra-day, Commodities and Currency Derivatives is available through Upstox Pro. UpStox Pro is the paid service of UpStox for traders.

Special Offer: Get account opening fees as brokerage cashback + Free equity delivery trading (truly no brokerage) + Flat ₹20 for Intraday and F&O trades. Get the Exclusive Offer

Upstox Rating (by the customers)

37 Votes

Overall Rating Rated 2.5 stars 2.5/5
Fees Rated 3.6 stars 3.6/5
Brokerage Rated 3.7 stars 3.7/5
Usability Rated 2.8 stars 2.8/5
Customer Service Rated 2.5 stars 2.5/5

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Upstox's Trading Platforms

Upstox offers mobile and website based trading. Upstox's trading platform is build in-house by RKSV to make it extremely easy to place orders through mobile as well as web browser. As of now no trading terminal is available though Upstox.

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Account Types

Upstox offers two different type of trading account to suite investors/traders need:

  1. Upstox

    Upstox (Up Stocks Basic) offers basic trading features in Equity Delivery segment through mobile and website. RKSV doesn't change any brokerage for trading in Equity Delivery segment using Upstox.

  2. Upstox Pro (₹20 per trade)

    Upstox Pro is the trading platform for frequent traders; who trade in Indra-day and F&O segments. Along with the standard features offered in Upstox, Upstox Pro offers stock search, analyze, trade, and monitor stocks, currencies, F&O, and commodities.

    Upstox Pro provides advance charting for professional traders for technical analysis. It also offers wide range of indicators, chart types, data rich user interface.

Upstox Special Offers

Get Account Opening Fee Refunded

Get free equity delivery trading (truly no brokerage) and pay flat ₹20 intranet and F&O trade brokerage. In addition get you account opening fees refunded as brokerage cashback.

To open an account with Upstox, simply leave your contact information with us and Upstox representatives will call you.

Upstox Brokerage Charges 2018

  • Upstox Trading Account Opening Charges (One Time): ₹150 for Equity and F&O, ₹150 for Commodity
  • Upstox Trading Annual maintenance charges (AMC): ₹0
  • Upstox Demat Account Opening Charges (One Time): ₹0
  • Upstox Demat Account Annual Maintenance Charges (AMC): ₹150 per year (paid upfront)
  • Total Account Opening Fee: ₹531 (as ₹150 + ₹150 + ₹150 + ₹81 (18% GST))

Upstox Trading Brokerages

1. Plan 1 - Upstox (Upstox Basic)

  • Equity Delivery Based Trades: ₹0 (no trade limit)

2. Plan 2 - Upstox Pro

  • Equity Delivery Based Trades: ₹0 (Free Unlimited Equity Delivery Trades)
  • Equity Intraday Trades: 0.01% or ₹20 per executed order (Whichever is lower)
  • Equity Future: 0.01% or ₹20 per executed order (Whichever is lower)
  • Equity Options: ₹20 per executed order (on Turnover)
  • Currency Futures: 0.01% or ₹20 per executed order (Whichever is lower)
  • Currency Options: ₹20 per executed order
  • Commodity Futures: 0.01% or ₹20 per executed order (Whichever is lower)

Upstox Brokerage Fee in Detail

Upstox ChargesEQUITY DeliveryEQUITY Intraday
Upstox Basic Brokerage₹0Not Applicable
Upstox Pro Brokerage₹0₹20/Trade
STT0.1% on both Buy and Sell0.025% on the Sell Side
Transaction / Turnover Charges₹350/crore₹350/crore
Goods and Services Tax (GST)18% on Brokerage + Transaction Charge18% on Brokerage + Transaction Charge
SEBI Charges₹15/Crore₹15/Crore
Stamp Duty

Upstox ChargesFuturesOptions
Upstox Basic BrokerageNot ApplicableNot Applicable
Upstox Pro Brokerage₹20/Trade₹20/trade
STT0.017% on Sell Side0.017% on Sell Side(on Premium)
Transaction / Turnover Charges₹210/crore₹5500/crore on premium turnover
Goods and Services Tax (GST)18% on Brokerage + Transaction Charge18% on Brokerage + Transaction Charge
SEBI Charges₹15/Crore₹15/Crore
Stamp Charges

Upstox ChargesCurrency FuturesCurrency Options
Upstox Basic BrokerageNot ApplicableNot Applicable
Upstox Pro Brokerage₹20/Trade₹20/trade
STTNo STTNo STT
Transaction / Turnover Charges₹155/crore₹6000/crore on premium turnover
Goods and Services Tax (GST)18% on Brokerage + Transaction Charge18% on Brokerage + Transaction Charge
SEBI Charges₹15/Crore₹15/Crore
Stamp Charges

Upstox ChargesCommodity Futures
Upstox Basic BrokerageNot Applicable
Upstox Pro Brokerage₹20/Trade
CTT0.01% only on the sell side
Transaction / Turnover Charges₹260/crore (₹210 Transaction + ₹50 Clearing Charges)
Goods and Services Tax (GST)18% on Brokerage + Transaction Charge
SEBI Charges₹15
Stamp Charges₹100/Crore

UpStox Charge Explained:

  • STT: This is charged only on the sell side for intraday and F&O trades. It is charged on both sides for Delivery trades in Equity.
  • Stamp Duty: Charges based on the state the customer is located in.
  • Goods and Services Tax (GST): This is charged at 18% of the total cost of brokerage plus transaction charges.
  • SEBI Turnover Fees: This is charged at ₹15 per Crore.
  • Transaction or Turnover Charges: This is charged at ₹350/crore for Equity, ₹210/crore for Futures, ₹5500/crore on premium for options.

Other Charges (Upstox Broker Hidden Charges / Fees):

  1. Call & Trade: ₹20 per executed order
  2. Physical contract notes: ₹25 per contract note plus courier charges. (Digital contract notes are free.)
  3. Instant Money Transfer Fee: ₹7 per transfer

Upstox Demat Account Charges

Upstox offers demat account service (or DP or depository services). The Upstox fees for demat account transitions are as below:

Demat TransactionsDemat Charges
Annual Maintenance charges (AMC)₹150 per year (paid up-front every year)
Transaction charges (Market/Off Market / Inter-depository Transactions)₹13 + ₹5.50 (CDSL charges) per scrip
Pledge Charges Creation / Closure and Confirmation of both0.02% of transaction charges subject to a minimum of ₹50 + NSDL/CDSL charges at actual
Pledge Charges for Invocation0.05% of transaction charges subject to a minimum of ₹50
Dematerialization Charges₹2 per certificate + courier charges of ₹35 per demat request for every 500 grams.
Rematerialization Charges₹25 per certificate or 0.05% of the value whichever is higher
SLB ChargesFor Securities Borrowings: ₹25 + NSDL/CDSL charges at actual
For Securities Lending: ₹25 + NSDL/CDSL charges at actual
Repurchase / Redemption Charges₹25 per transaction + Depository charges at actual
Failed or Rejected Transactions₹50 per transaction
Demat Rejection Charges₹35 per rejection for every 500 grams
Adhoc / Non periodic statement requestsAdhoc statement requests - ₹25 (₹500 for foreign address) per request upto 10 pages. Every additional 5 pages or a portion thereof will be charged at ₹10 + courier / postage charges.
E-Mail StatementFree periodic bills, transaction statement and other communication through email.
Cheque Bounce chargesCharges applied based on charges as determined by our bankers

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Upstox Pros and Cons

Upstox Advantages

  • Upstox offers brokerage free trading in Equity Delivery segment (Customer does not have to pay brokerage for delivery trades in equity segment).
  • Mobile trading app available for both Android and iOS phones. No software uses charges.
  • After Market Order (AMO), Cover Order and Bracket Order(BO) or One cancels Other (OCO) orders are available on both web and mobile.
  • Trailing-Stop/Stop-Loss (SL) is available in both web and mobile.
  • Upstox Pro Web Trading Platform offers multiple indicators to monitor markets on-the-go.
  • Upstox Bridge for AmiBroker helps you to code & execute your trading strategy using the AmiBroker AFL editor.
  • Upstox Developer Console helps you build (code) your own trading app using languages such as Python.
  • Upstox Option Chain Tool helps traders find out Spot, Future prices, vertical comparison of rates, get details such as circuit levels, Open High Low Close and market depth. It allows customers to measure volatility, open Interest, performance indicator and check greeks as well.
  • Upstox MF Platform offers 1000's of Mutual Funds to invest in. Customers can choose Lumpsum or SIP pattern of investing.
  • Margin Against Shares is available.
  • Priority Brokerage Package is available for customers who need higher leverage.

Upstox Disadvantages

  • Good Till Cancelled (GTC) and Good Till Date/Time (GTD) Orders are not available in Equity Segment. GTC/GTD orders are available in commodity trading.
  • Margin Funding is not available on delivery trades. Higher leverage is available in Upstox Priority Pack account.
  • Upstox charge brokerage fee of ₹20 per trade. Few other discount brokers (5paisa, ProStocks) offer similar services at cheaper per trade brokerage plan.
  • Upstox doesn't offer unlimited monthly trading plans.
  • Call and trade fee is charged at extra ₹20 per executed order (₹20 Brokerage + ₹20 Call & Trade Fee).
  • Additional ₹20 per executed order is charged for Intraday square MIS/BO/CO orders when they are not square off by the customer.
  • Brokerage free trading is available only in Equity Delivery segment (in Upstox Basic plan). For all other segments including Equity F&O, Commodity F&O and Currency Derivative, brokerage is charged at ₹20 or lower per trade.
  • In Upstox basic plan, though brokerage is free, customers still have to pay the Demat Transaction Charges. Upstox Demat debit transaction charges (₹21.83) is high than other discount brokers who charges fee of ₹15.93 per demat debit transaction.
  • Doesn't offer facility to invest in IPO, FPO, Bond and NCD's.
  • Doesn't provide stock tips or recommendations.
  • 3-in-1 accounts are not available as company doesn't provide banking services.
  • 24/7 customer service is not available.

Upstox Complaints received at BSE / NSE:

Number of customer complained against Upstox share broker. The Upstox consumer complaints provide the summary of grievance which went to exchange for resolution.

Upstox consumer complaints
Exchange Financial Year Number of Clients * Total Complaints **
NSE 2018-19 46,790 1
BSE 2017-18 24,483 2
NSE 2017-18 43,889 35
BSE 2016-17 3,910 1
NSE 2016-17 17,229 21
BSE 2015-16 3,049 1
NSE 2015-16 10,622 10
NSE 2014-15 7,372 4
BSE 2013-14 340 1
NSE 2013-14 4,631 1

* Number of active clients the broker or trading member has. As per SEBI guidelines each broker reports the newly added clients to the exchange though unique client code (ucc) process. The informaiton on this page is provided by the exchange.

** The total number of complaint received against the broker at the given exchange.

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Upstox Priority Pack - For people who need higher leverage

UpStox offers priority at an additional monthly charge for traders who need higher leverage.

Pricing of Upstox Priority Pack

  • 999 Monthly - Priority Pack for Equities, F&O and CDS segments. 
  • 499 Monthly - Priority Pack for Commodities. 

What do you get in a Priority Pack?

Priority Pack offers trade with higher leverage:

  • 2X Intraday leverage on option buy with CO/OCO/BO
  • Get upto 7X leverage on Index Futures using CO/OCO/BO
  • No exposure margin levied on Index Futures and Options giving you up to 6X leverage.
  • 20X Intraday leverage on cash (normally 15X).

Upstox Exposures / Margin / Leverage Policy

Comparison of Upstox Regular Account and Priority Pack:

Leverage by Upstox (Margin Policy)

Segment

Regular Intraday

Intraday Priority Pack

NSE/BSE Cash

15x

20x

Index Futures

4x

6x

Stock Futures

4x

4x

NSE Option Buy

N/A

N/A

Index Option Sell

4x

6x

Stock Option Sell

4x

4x

NSE Currency

4x

4x

MCX Future

2.5x

3x

Upstox Margin for Cover order / Bracket Order

Segment

Regular Intraday

Intraday Priority Pack

NSE/BSE Cash

20x

25x

Index Futures

4x

7x

Stock Futures

4x

6x

NSE Option Buy

1.33x

2x

Index Option Sell

4x

5x

Stock Option Sell

4x

5x

NSE Currency

4x

5x

MCX Future

3x

4x

Upstox's (RKSV) Membership Information

  1. Upstox NSE Membership:
    • Capital Market (CM) - INB231394231
    • Future & Options (F&O) - INF231394231
    • Currency Derivatives (CDS) - INE231394231
  2. Upstox BSE Membership:
    • Capital Market (CM) - INB011394237
    • Future & Options (F&O) - INF011394237
  3. Upstox MCX Membership:
    • Member Code - 46510
    • FMC Regn. No. - MCX: MCX/TM/CORP/2034
  4. CDSL: IN-DP-CDSL-00283831
  5. NSDL: IN-DP-NSDL-11497282

Reasons why one should open an account with Upstox:

  1. Brokerage Free Investing App offers great opportunity for stock market long term investors.
  2. Upstox is among the 2nd most popular discount brokers in India after Zerodha. The company had over 1,00,000 customer and does over ₹15,000 Crores of trading turnover daily.

Upstox Reviews

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44. Ankit  Oct 15, 2018 09:02 Reply
Poor and bad service. 18 rs Hidden charges on delivery per selling tred

Ratings:

Brokerage - Below Average
Account Maintenance Fees - Above Average
Website Usability - Below Average
Customer Service - Very Poor
Overall Experience - Very Poor
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43. Mohd Amjad  Sep 2, 2018 19:31 Reply
Unauthorized debits and NO REFUND, debit for FREEDOM PLAN which does not exist as per company policy 2018, but NO REFUND. Cust. ID 220133

Doubtful one day all my capital would be debited without my permission and simple answer would be NO REFUND.

Ratings:

Brokerage - Average
Account Maintenance Fees - Very Poor
Website Usability - Very Poor
Customer Service - Very Poor
Overall Experience - Very Poor
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43.1. Ashok Patil  Sep 28, 2018 09:14
Simply Extremely poor, you should stay away from this broker, lot of risk, due to their mistakes, they won't admit and argue a lot won't answer your valid queries.

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42. Edwin  Sep 18, 2018 19:43 Reply
How is this discount broker rate on all parameters on total of 5 what will it score was thinking of opening a account
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41. Shrikant  Aug 14, 2018 11:43 Reply
Dont have negative point otherwise I will give that to upstox, I never seen in my life worst service like this. No coordination in staff, no proper answer giving customer care. Overall feddup with this. If anyone want more details I will share chat and recording details with customer care how worst they are.

Ratings:

Brokerage - Very Poor
Account Maintenance Fees - Very Poor
Website Usability - Very Poor
Customer Service - Very Poor
Overall Experience - Very Poor
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40. veenit  Aug 9, 2018 17:42 Reply
The customer service is pathetic. They donot provide solution to any problem and for any issues you will keep chasing the customer care without any support.
I am using upstox for more than 1 year with 6 accounts of my family and friends.


Ratings:

Brokerage - Very Poor
Account Maintenance Fees - Very Poor
Website Usability - Very Poor
Customer Service - Very Poor
Overall Experience - Very Poor
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39. Unsatisfied  Aug 7, 2018 21:35 Reply
They have one size and if that does not fit you, the only option that they give you is walk away. Once they acquire your account they hold you for on ransom. They know that you will have to pay DEMAT charges for moving scrips and accounting becomes a nightmare to handle in middle of a tax year. Their customer service are the most arrogant amongst all the brokerages in the world that I have dealt with. Some fancy venture investments have made them very arrogant and I now repent opening my account with them.

Ratings:

Brokerage - Excellent
Account Maintenance Fees - Average
Website Usability - Below Average
Customer Service - Very Poor
Overall Experience - Very Poor
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38. Kedar Kalkote  Jul 10, 2018 17:16 Reply
They opened my account over one call, now I am waiting to close my account from last month have sent documents twice and more than 100 emails and so many calls still waiting to close the account

Ratings:

Brokerage - Excellent
Account Maintenance Fees - Above Average
Website Usability - Above Average
Customer Service - Very Poor
Overall Experience - Very Poor
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37. veenit  Jul 4, 2018 13:37 Reply
I face the below error once or twice a month without any message of downtime .Its really frustrating to see such kind of messages :The webpage at https://nest.rksv.in/RKSV/Trade/MarketWatch.jsp might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address."

Ratings:

Brokerage - Average
Account Maintenance Fees - Average
Website Usability - Below Average
Customer Service - Average
Overall Experience - Very Poor
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36. Rahul  Jun 12, 2018 12:21 Reply
worst broker i have seen.
mobile app not works properly.
no proper support of your issues.
They all are busy on trading during trading hour.
Trading platform having lot of issues
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35. zuheb  Apr 23, 2018 12:24 Reply
Amazing app Great Platform.

Ratings:

Brokerage - Above Average
Account Maintenance Fees - Excellent
Website Usability - Excellent
Customer Service - Excellent
Overall Experience - Excellent
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35.1. Darshan babu  Apr 27, 2018 21:00
Only payment page woks well after that it will not work, only "Try again" error message will come,,,,,
Very bad!!!!!!!
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34. Raj Kumar  Apr 17, 2018 14:19 Reply
Worst experience with the customer care. They will not give accurate information. Agent to agent will be the different information. They will delay in actions. I requested future option in my account.
they took one week time till now it was not activated.



Ratings:

Brokerage - Below Average
Account Maintenance Fees - Below Average
Website Usability - Very Poor
Customer Service - Very Poor
Overall Experience - Very Poor
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33. Jyotin Shah  Apr 3, 2018 16:45 Reply
Upstox coustomers services is worst. Even for small service or query you have to run after them
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32. Sachin Kad  Mar 22, 2018 18:09 Reply
How can one understand account opening with Upstox requires less time.? I started account opening on 20.02.2018. Still no response. Are upstox team really capable to provide services? .

Ratings:

Brokerage - Average
Account Maintenance Fees - Average
Website Usability - Below Average
Customer Service - Below Average
Overall Experience - Very Poor
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31. SUDHIR SAINDANE  Mar 12, 2018 08:32 Reply
The app and charting system is unbelievable it is very wonderful and handy..... I have used many chats including

Ratings:

Brokerage - Excellent
Account Maintenance Fees - Excellent
Website Usability - Excellent
Customer Service - Excellent
Overall Experience - Excellent
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30. SUDHIR SAINDANE  Mar 12, 2018 08:31 Reply
The app and charting system is unbelievable it is very wonderful and handy..... I have used many chats including

Ratings:

Brokerage - Excellent
Account Maintenance Fees - Excellent
Website Usability - Excellent
Customer Service - Excellent
Overall Experience - Excellent
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29. Kalpesh Verma  Mar 7, 2018 10:54 Reply
Except Market Tips & advisory( they dont provide advisory), Upstox is better than any other broker in Indian Market with trading platform like Upstox Pro & its low brokerage makes it even more attractive. They have excellent backoffice website where we have easy access to our transaction history & all our trade summary available.

Ratings:

Brokerage - Excellent
Account Maintenance Fees - Above Average
Website Usability - Above Average
Customer Service - Average
Overall Experience - Above Average
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28. Sachin  Mar 5, 2018 05:30 Reply
If I link my upstox with my NRO account will my brokerage remain same.
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27. Guest  Jan 17, 2018 14:13 Reply
The website gives a lot of information and brokerage charges are the least in the market

Ratings:

Brokerage - Excellent
Account Maintenance Fees - Excellent
Website Usability - Excellent
Customer Service - Above Average
Overall Experience - Above Average
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26. Girdhari  Jan 5, 2018 07:58 Reply
They recently started f/o auto square off charges about 0.125./. On cash market prize not on premium on expiry. For single trade auto square off it will charges about 1500. how people get trade on such charges.i have just week open the account and from day one upstox charging different charges.

The penalty charges are much more than what ever benefits getting.

Total account goes in loss

Totally pathetic and quite the account




Ratings:

Brokerage - Very Poor
Account Maintenance Fees - Very Poor
Website Usability - Very Poor
Customer Service - Very Poor
Overall Experience - Very Poor
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25. Swaroop  Dec 3, 2017 00:10 Reply
Customer service very poor.Not recomended

Ratings:

Brokerage - Above Average
Account Maintenance Fees - Average
Website Usability - Average
Customer Service - Very Poor
Overall Experience - Below Average

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