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ICICIDirect Vs Zerodha - Broker Comparison

Account Opening & AMC Charges

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ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Zerodha
I-Secure Plan I-Saver Plan Standard Plan
Trading Account Opening Fee ₹975 ₹975 ₹300
Trading Account AMC ₹0 ₹0 ₹0
Demat Account Opening Fee ₹0 ₹0 ₹100
Demat Account AMC * ₹600 ₹600 ₹300

Brokerage Charges

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ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Zerodha
I-Secure Plan I-Saver Plan Standard Plan
Monthly Fee NA NA NA
Equity Delivery 0.55% 0.75% to 0.25% ₹0
Equity Intraday 0.28% 0.75% to 0.25% ₹20
Equity Future 0.05% to 0.03% 0.05% to 0.03% ₹20
Equity Options ₹95 to ₹35 per lot ₹95 to ₹65 per lot ₹20
Currency Futures 0.050% to 0.030% 0.05% to 0.03% ₹20
Currency Options ₹25 to ₹10 per lot ₹95 to ₹65 per lot ₹20
Commodity NA NA ₹20

Transaction Charges (Per Crore)

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ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Zerodha
I-Secure Plan I-Saver Plan Standard Plan
Equity Delivery ₹310 ₹310 NSE ₹325 | BSE ₹275
Equity Intraday ₹310 ₹310 NSE ₹325 | BSE ₹275
Equity Future * ₹200 ₹200 NSE ₹210 | BSE ₹70
Equity Options * ₹5000 ₹5000 NSE ₹5300 | BSE ₹2700
Currency Futures * ₹120 ₹120 NSE ₹135
Currency Options ₹4000 ₹4000 NSE ₹4400

Other Charges

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ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Zerodha
I-Secure Plan I-Saver Plan Standard Plan
Minimum Brokerage ₹35 per trade ₹35 per trade NIL
Call & Trade Rs 25 per call (20 calls free in a month) Rs 25 per call (20 calls free in a month) Rs 20 per trade
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) ₹13.5 per scrip
Other Miscellaneous Charges - - -

Features

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ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Zerodha
I-Secure Plan I-Saver Plan Standard Plan
Trading Platform Trade Racer Trade Racer Pi, Kite, NEST

Demat Account Charges

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ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Zerodha
I-Secure Plan I-Saver Plan Standard Plan
Depository Service Provider CDSL CDSL CDSL
Account Opening Fee

Stamp Duty at actuals

Stamp Duty at actuals

₹50 (POA Charges)

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

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.

₹300 - Individual, ₹1000 - Non Individual

Dematerialisation Charges

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

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

₹10 per certificate (subject to a minimum of ₹25 per ISIN) + ₹50 courier charges

Rematerialisation Charges

₹30 + CDSL charges at actual

₹30 + CDSL charges at actual

₹15 per certificate (subject to a minimum of ₹50 per ISIN) + ₹50 courier charges + CDSL charges

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 )

On market: ₹8+5.5 (CDSL charges)

Off market: 0.03% of ₹25 whichever is higher

Pledge Creation Charges

0.03% or minimum of ₹50

0.03% or minimum of ₹50

₹20 + ₹12 per request (CDSL charges)

Pledge Creation Confirmation Charges

0.03% or minimum of ₹50

0.03% or minimum of ₹50

Nil

Pledge Invocation Charges

0.03% or minimum of ₹50

0.03% or minimum of ₹50

₹20

Failed Instruction Charges

₹30

₹30

₹50 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.

Cheque Bounce- ₹350

Physical Statement - ₹50 (Courier charges)

Modification in CML - ₹50 per request

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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.