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ICICIDirect Vs Karvy - Broker Comparison

Account Opening & AMC Charges

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ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Karvy Stock Broking Ltd
I-Secure Plan I-Saver Plan Retail Brokerage Plan Premium Subscription Plan
Trading Account Opening Fee ₹975 ₹975 ₹0 ₹0
Trading Account AMC ₹0 ₹0 ₹0 ₹0
Demat Account Opening Fee ₹0 ₹0 ₹0 ₹0
Demat Account AMC * ₹600 ₹600 ₹500 ₹500

Brokerage Charges

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ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Karvy Stock Broking Ltd
I-Secure Plan I-Saver Plan Retail Brokerage Plan Premium Subscription Plan
Monthly Fee NA NA NA Rs 100000 per year
Equity Delivery 0.55% 0.75% to 0.25% 0.30% 0.10%
Equity Intraday 0.28% 0.75% to 0.25% 0.03% 0.01%
Equity Future 0.05% to 0.03% 0.05% to 0.03% 0.03% 0.01%
Equity Options ₹95 to ₹35 per lot ₹95 to ₹65 per lot ₹30 per lot ₹10 per lot
Currency Futures 0.050% to 0.030% 0.05% to 0.03% 0.03% 0.01%
Currency Options ₹25 to ₹10 per lot ₹95 to ₹65 per lot ₹30 per lot ₹10 per lot
Commodity NA NA 0.03% 0.01%

Transaction Charges (Per Crore)

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ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Karvy Stock Broking Ltd
I-Secure Plan I-Saver Plan Retail Brokerage Plan Premium Subscription Plan
Equity Delivery ₹310 ₹310 ₹325 ₹325
Equity Intraday ₹310 ₹310 ₹325 ₹325
Equity Future * ₹200 ₹200 ₹230 ₹230
Equity Options * ₹5000 ₹5000 ₹5500 ₹5500
Currency Futures * ₹120 ₹120 ₹325 ₹325
Currency Options ₹4000 ₹4000 - -

Other Charges

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ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Karvy Stock Broking Ltd
I-Secure Plan I-Saver Plan Retail Brokerage Plan Premium Subscription Plan
Minimum Brokerage ₹35 per trade ₹35 per trade - -
Call & Trade Rs 25 per call (20 calls free in a month) Rs 25 per call (20 calls free in a month) - -
Stamp Duty * Charges as per the state of residence Charges as per the state of residence - -
DP Charges (on sell side) 0.04% (Min ₹25 and Max ₹25,000) 0.04% (Min ₹25 and Max ₹25,000) - -
Other Miscellaneous Charges - - - -

Features

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ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Karvy Stock Broking Ltd
I-Secure Plan I-Saver Plan Retail Brokerage Plan Premium Subscription Plan
Trading Platform Trade Racer Trade Racer OMNESYS NEST OMNESYS NEST

Demat Account Charges

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ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Karvy Stock Broking Ltd
I-Secure Plan I-Saver Plan Retail Brokerage Plan Premium Subscription Plan
Depository Service Provider CDSL CDSL CDSL CDSL
Account Opening Fee

Stamp Duty at actuals

Stamp Duty at actuals

Nil

Nil

Advance Deposite

₹0 for ICICI Bank customers.

₹7500 for Non ICICI BANK customers.

₹0 for ICICI Bank customers.

₹7500 for Non ICICI BANK customers.

Nil

Nil

AMC

For Individual account: ₹500 p.a.

For Corporate account: ₹1500 p.a.

For Individual account: ₹500 p.a.

For Corporate account: ₹1500 p.a.

Individuals Account (other than NRI): ₹500 per year

NRI Account: ₹1500 per year

Corporate Account: ₹5,000 per year

Foreign Corporate Body Account: ₹10,000 per year

Individuals Account (other than NRI): ₹500 per year

NRI Account: ₹1500 per year

Corporate Account: ₹5,000 per year

Foreign Corporate Body Account: ₹10,000 per year

Dematerialisation Charges

₹50 Per Demat Request Form and ₹10 For Each Certificates

₹50 Per Demat Request Form and ₹10 For Each Certificates

₹5 per certificate + ₹40 for courier charges;

For BSDA Accounts: ₹10 per certificate + ₹50 courier charges

₹5 per certificate + ₹40 for courier charges;

For BSDA Accounts: ₹10 per certificate + ₹50 courier charges

Rematerialisation Charges

₹30 + CDSL charges at actual

₹30 + CDSL charges at actual

₹20 for every 100 securities or ₹20 per certificate whichever is higher

₹20 for every 100 securities or ₹20 per certificate whichever is higher

Transaction Charges (Credit) - - - -
Transaction Charges (debit)

For Normal Market & Off Market sell (0.04% of trans value for each CID)(subject to minimum ₹30)

For Debt instruments Market & Off Market sell (0.04% of trans value for each CID)(subject to minimum ₹30 & maximum ₹500 )

For Normal Market & Off Market sell (0.04% of trans value for each CID)(subject to minimum ₹30)

For Debt instruments Market & Off Market sell (0.04% of trans value for each CID)(subject to minimum ₹30 & maximum ₹500 )

Sold through Karvy (for Karvy POA registered Account): ₹12 per instruction

For all other transactions ₹30 per instruction upto a value of ₹30,000 or part thereof, ₹10 for every additional value of ₹30,000 or part thereof, subject to Minimum of ₹30 and Maximum of ₹1000 per instruction;

For BSDA Accounts: ₹100 per instruction;

For Corporate Accounts (including Foreign Corporate Body accounts): 0.04% of the value of securities, Minimum ₹100 per instructio

Sold through Karvy (for Karvy POA registered Account): ₹12 per instruction

For all other transactions ₹30 per instruction upto a value of ₹30,000 or part thereof, ₹10 for every additional value of ₹30,000 or part thereof, subject to Minimum of ₹30 and Maximum of ₹1000 per instruction;

For BSDA Accounts: ₹100 per instruction;

For Corporate Accounts (including Foreign Corporate Body accounts): 0.04% of the value of securities, Minimum ₹100 per instructio

Pledge Creation Charges

0.03% or minimum of ₹50

0.03% or minimum of ₹50

0.03% of value of securities, Minimum ₹100 and a Maximum of ₹5000 Per instruction

0.03% of value of securities, Minimum ₹100 and a Maximum of ₹5000 Per instruction

Pledge Creation Confirmation Charges

0.03% or minimum of ₹50

0.03% or minimum of ₹50

0.03% of value of securities, Minimum ₹100 and a Maximum of ₹5000 Per instruction

0.03% of value of securities, Minimum ₹100 and a Maximum of ₹5000 Per instruction

Pledge Invocation Charges

0.03% or minimum of ₹50

0.03% or minimum of ₹50

0.03% of value of securities, Minimum ₹100 and a Maximum of ₹5000 Per instruction

0.03% of value of securities, Minimum ₹100 and a Maximum of ₹5000 Per instruction

Failed Instruction Charges

₹30

₹30

₹100 per instruction

₹100 per instruction

Other Charges

1. Mailing charges for non periodic statements and other communication, ₹50 for inland and ₹500.0 for foreign address.

2. ₹200 for restoring services if account is suspended for non payment of charges.

1. Mailing charges for non periodic statements and other communication, ₹50 for inland and ₹500.0 for foreign address.

2. ₹200 for restoring services if account is suspended for non payment of charges.

₹100 per Demat Rejection

₹100 per Client Modification Request

₹100 per DIS Lost Request

₹100 per request for physical statements

₹100 per Demat Rejection

₹100 per Client Modification Request

₹100 per DIS Lost Request

₹100 per request for physical statements

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FAQs

No, there is no minimum balance / margin requirement while opening trading account with ProStocks. You only need to pay Rs 1000 as refundable deposit for demat account.  Later on, you can transfer funds as per your trading requirements.

We are charging .01% or Max Rs 50 per day as stamp duty except clients with Maharashtra address. Maharashtra clients pay .01% for Delivery and .002% for Intraday, Equity F&O and Currency Derivatives.