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Best Brokers by 3 in 1 Account Brokers

3 in 1 account is the perfect combination of Saving Bank Account, Trading Account and Demat Account with the same service provider all rolled into one for hassle free online investment. All three account need to be open with same broker to avail its benefits. It enables you to trade without going through the hassles of paperwork - making your trading experience simpler and more convenient at the cost of paying a little bit higher brokerage.

Benefits of 3 in 1 Account are
  • The funds / shares are directly debited / credited to / from your account.
  • Security of funds.
  • Secure and speedy trading, good for beginners or newbie's in stock market and people who invest for long term.

 Here we come with a list of "Best brokers with 3 in 1 Account opening facilities in India":

  1. ICICI Direct
  2. Axis Direct
  3. HDFC Securities
  4. Kotak Securities

 (Comparison of all 4 to be shown)

ICICI Direct Axis Direct HDFC Securities Kotak Securities
About The Brokers
ICICI Direct :

"ICICIdirect.com, an award winning, pioneering online broking platform, The platform not only offers convenient ways to invest in Equity, Derivatives, Currency Futur   >>> more

Axis Direct :

"AxisDirect is the flagship brand of Axis Securities Ltd offering simplified investment solutions to retail customers. AxisDirect is among top 10 brokerage house in In   >>> more

HDFC Securities :

"With 273+ branches in 190 cities of the country serving 1.8 million customers, comprises approximately 10% of the total customers trading on the exchanges puts HDFC s   >>> more

Kotak Securities :

"With 1281+ branches in 377 cities of the country serving 1.4 million customers, over 5 lacs trades per day, Kotak Securities have been able to create their own space    >>> more

Find More Information about the Broker :
ICICI Direct :
OVERVIEW BROKERAGE PRODUCTS & SERVICES TRADING PLATFORM & TOOLS RATING
Axis Direct :
OVERVIEW BROKERAGE PRODUCTS & SERVICES TRADING PLATFORM & TOOLS RATING
HDFC Securities :
OVERVIEW BROKERAGE PRODUCTS & SERVICES TRADING PLATFORM & TOOLS RATING
Kotak Securities :
OVERVIEW BROKERAGE PRODUCTS & SERVICES TRADING PLATFORM & TOOLS RATING
Type of Broker
ICICI Direct :
 Full Service Broker
Axis Direct :
 Full Service Broker
HDFC Securities :
 Full Service Broker
Kotak Securities :
 Full Service Broker
Promo/offers
ICICI Direct :
Special Offer: ICICIdirect Neo Plan - Flat Rs 20 per trade brokerage (Intraday and F&O) + Free Account Opening + Get funds in 5 minutes from sell orders + Free trading tips. Open Instant Account Now
Axis Direct :
N/A
HDFC Securities :
N/A
Kotak Securities :
N/A
Advantage
ICICI Direct :
  •  3-in-1 online trading account.
  •  Security of your investment & money
  •  24/7 customer service.
  •   Easy-to-use website.
  •  Innovative offerings like - Margin, MarginPlus, BTST, SPOT.
  •  Derivatives trading,NRI services, mutual funds, IPOs and on-line life insurance.
  •  Own DP services
  •  Award winning research services
  •  Instant payout for your stocks sold (eATM)
  • By Subscribing ICICI Direct Neo Plan you get ZERO BROKERAGE IN FUTURES, RS 20 UNLIMITED PER ORDER BROKERAGE IN OPTIONS AND INTRADAY EQUITY !
Axis Direct :
  •  3-in-1 online trading account.
  •  Security of your investment & money
  •  Decent trading software.
  •  Derivatives trading, NRI services, mutual funds, IPOs.
  •  Trading is available in both BSE and NSE.
  •  Free Research services
HDFC Securities :
  •  3-in-1 online trading account..
  •  Security of your investment & money.
  •  24/7 customer service.
  •  Easy-to-use website.
  •  Derivatives trading,NRI services, mutual funds, IPOs and on-line life insurance.
  •  Trading is available in both BSE and NSE.
Kotak Securities :
  •  3-in-1 online trading account..
  •  Security of your investment & money.
  •  Toll free number available.
  •  Robust trading software KEAT Pro.
  •  Derivatives trading,NRI services, mutual funds, IPOs.
  •  Trading is available in both BSE and NSE.
  •  After Market Orders (AMO), good till cancel order (GTC) and Buy Now Sell Tomorrow.
Disadvantage
ICICI Direct :
  •  Very High delivery brokerage.
  •  Not a good fit for small and penny stock traders.
  •  Charges for trading terminal usage.
  •  High Minimum Brokerage Charges.
Axis Direct :
  •  No commodity & Currencytrading.
  •  Very High brokerage.
  •  Installable trading terminal cost at Rs 2999 per year.
  •  Minimum brokerage charges.
  •  Low Exposure
HDFC Securities :
  •  No commodity trading..
  •  Very High brokerage..
  •  Not a good fit for small and penny stock traders.
  •  Charges for trading terminal usage.
  •  Minimum brokerage charges.
Kotak Securities :
  •  No commodity trading..
  •  Very High brokerage..
  •  Not a good fit for small and penny stock traders.
  •  Minimum brokerage charges.
Why This
ICICI Direct :
  •   A Unique 3-in-1 On-line Trading Account, which includes ICICI Bank Account, ICICI Trading Account and ICICI Demat Account, is the key offering for retail stock market investors in India.
  •   Security: Instead of transferring monies to a broker's pool or towards deposits, you can manage your own demat and bank accounts when you trade through ICICIdirect.com. It provides you the flexibility to pay only when you trade.
  •   Largest Equity E-Broking House with >40 Lac customers.
  •   Share trading in both NSE and BSE, innovative offerings like - Margin, MarginPlus, BTST, SPOT, Derivatives trading, overseas trading, mutual funds, IPOs and on-line life insurance.
  •   Call-n-Trade: you can place orders securely over the telephone with the Call N Trade service.
  •   Award Winning Research
Axis Direct :
  •  A Unique 3-in-1 On-line Trading Account, which includes Axis Banks Saving Account, Axis Direct Trading Account and Axis Direct Demat Account, is the key offering for retail stock market investors in India.
  •  Security: Instead of transferring monies to a broker's pool or towards deposits, you can manage your own demat and bank accounts when you trade through Kotak Securities. It provides you the flexibility to pay only when you trade.
  •  E-Broking House with >11 Lac customers.
  •  1 paisa per lot for same day square off option trading or Rs 10 per lot for carry f/w Options trade
  •  Facility to trade in Equities, IPO's, Bonds, FD's, ETF's, Mutual Funds, F&O and Currency derivatives etc.
  •  Add on services like relationship manager, tips & recommendations, technical research, market pointers, periodical research reports, training and education.
  •  Axis Direct offers classroom sessions, webinars, Online Tutorials and Articles by Experts to help beginners understand basics.
HDFC Securities :
  •  A Unique 3-in-1 On-line Trading Account, which includes HDFC Bank Saving Account, HDFC Securities Trading Account and HDFC Securities Demat Account, is the key offering for retail stock market investors in India.
  •  Security: Instead of transferring monies to a broker's pool or towards deposits, you can manage your own demat and bank accounts when you trade through HDFC Securities. It provides you the flexibility to pay only when you trade.
  •  E-Broking House with >20 Lac customers.
  •  Free Call-n-Trade: you can place orders securely over the telephone with the Call N Trade service.
  •  Facility to trade in Equities, IPO's, Mutual Funds, F&O and Currency derivatives.
  •  Add on services like relationship manager, tips & recommendations, technical research, training and education.
Kotak Securities :
  •  A Unique 3-in-1 On-line Trading Account, which includes Kotak Mahindra Banks Saving Account, Kotak Securities Trading Account and Kotak Securities Demat Account, is the key offering for retail stock market investors in India.
  •  Security: Instead of transferring monies to a broker's pool or towards deposits, you can manage your own demat and bank accounts when you trade through Kotak Securities. It provides you the flexibility to pay only when you trade.
  •  E-Broking House with >13 Lac customers.
  •  Wide network of 1281 branches and sub Brokers in 377 cities.
  •  After Market Orders and Portfolio Management Service(PMS) available.
  •  Facility to trade in Equities, IPO's, Bonds, FD's, ETF's, Mutual Funds, F&O and Currency derivatives etc.
  •  Add on services like relationship manager, tips & recommendations, technical research, market pointers, periodical research reports, training and education.
Open Account

ICICI Direct vs Axis Direct vs HDFC Securities vs Kotak Securities Account Opening & AMC Charges

ICICI Direct Trading Account Opening Fee is Rs 0 (Free) and Axis Direct Trading Account Opening Fee is Rs 900 and HDFC Securities Trading Account Opening Fee is Rs 999 and Kotak Securities Trading Account Opening Fee is Rs 0 (Free) . ICICI Direct Demat Account AMC is Rs 300 (from 2nd year) and Axis Direct Demat Account AMC is Rs 650 and HDFC Securities Demat Account AMC is Rs 750 and Kotak Securities Demat Account AMC is Rs 600 .

ICICI Direct Axis Direct HDFC Securities Kotak Securities
Trading Account Opening Fee Trading Account Opening Fee :

Rs 0 (Free)

Trading Account Opening Fee :

Rs 900

Trading Account Opening Fee :

Rs 999

Trading Account Opening Fee :

Rs 0 (Free)

Demat Account Opening Fee Demat Account Opening Fee :

Rs 0 (Free)

Demat Account Opening Fee :

Rs 0

Demat Account Opening Fee :

Rs 0

Demat Account Opening Fee :

Rs 0 (Free)

Demat Account AMC Demat Account AMC :

Rs 300 (from 2nd year)

Demat Account AMC :

Rs 650

Demat Account AMC :

Rs 750

Demat Account AMC :

Rs 600

Trading Account AMC Trading Account AMC :

Rs 0 (Free)

Trading Account AMC :

Rs 0

Trading Account AMC :

Rs 0

Trading Account AMC :

Rs 0


ICICI Direct vs Axis Direct vs HDFC Securities vs Kotak Securities Brokerage Charges

ICICI Direct Brokerage Charges Equity Delivery is 0.55% and Equity Intraday is 0.275% and Equity Options is Rs 95 per lot . Axis Direct Brokerage Charges Equity Delivery is 0.50% and Equity Intraday is 0.05% and Equity Options is Intraday: Rs 0.01 per lot | Carry Forward: Rs 10 per lot . HDFC Securities Brokerage Charges Equity Delivery is 0.50% and Equity Intraday is 0.05% and Equity Options is Rs 20 per trade . Kotak Securities Brokerage Charges Equity Delivery is 0.25% or Rs 20 whichever is higher and Equity Intraday is Free and Equity Options is Delivery: Rs 20 per trade | Intraday: Free .

ICICI Direct Axis Direct HDFC Securities Kotak Securities
Plan Name Plan Name :

I-Secure Plan

Plan Name :

Fixed Plan

Plan Name :

Online Trading

Plan Name :

Trade Free Plan

Equity Delivery Equity Delivery :

0.55%

Equity Delivery :

0.50%

Equity Delivery :

0.50%

Equity Delivery :

0.25% or Rs 20 whichever is higher

Equity Intraday Equity Intraday :

0.275%

Equity Intraday :

0.05%

Equity Intraday :

0.05%

Equity Intraday :

Free

Equity Future Equity Future :

0.05%

Equity Future :

0.05%

Equity Future :

Rs 20 per trade

Equity Future :

Delivery: Rs 20 per trade | Intraday: Free

Equity Options Equity Options :

Rs 95 per lot

Equity Options :

Intraday: Rs 0.01 per lot | Carry Forward: Rs 10 per lot

Equity Options :

Rs 20 per trade

Equity Options :

Delivery: Rs 20 per trade | Intraday: Free

Currency Futures Currency Futures :

Rs 20 per order

Currency Futures :

0.05%

Currency Futures : - Currency Futures :

Delivery: Rs 20 per trade | Intraday: Free

Currency Options Currency Options :

Rs 20 per order

Currency Options :

Intraday: Rs 0.01 per lot | Carry Forward: Rs 10 per l

Currency Options : - Currency Options :

Delivery: Rs 20 per trade | Intraday: Free

Monthly Fee Monthly Fee :

NA

Monthly Fee :

NA

Monthly Fee :

NA

Monthly Fee : -
Margin Trading Margin Trading :

0.05% - 0.03%

Margin Trading : - Margin Trading :

0.05%

Margin Trading : -
Commodity Futures Commodity Futures :

Rs 20 per order

Commodity Futures :

0.03%

Commodity Futures : - Commodity Futures :

Delivery: Rs 20 per trade | Intraday: Free

Commodity Options Commodity Options :

Rs 20 per order

Commodity Options :

Rs 50 per lot

Commodity Options : - Commodity Options :

Delivery: Rs 20 per trade | Intraday: Free


ICICI Direct vs Axis Direct vs HDFC Securities vs Kotak Securities Exchange Transaction Charges

ICICI Direct Exchange Transaction Charges Equity Future is Rs 180 per Cr (0.0018%) and Equity Options is Rs 5000 per Cr (0.05%) (on premium) . Axis Direct Exchange Transaction Charges Equity Future is NSE Rs 190 per Cr (0.0019%) | BSE Rs 300 per Cr (0.003%) (each side) and Equity Options is NSE Rs 5000 per Cr (0.05%) | BSE Rs 300 per Cr (0.003%) (on premium) . HDFC Securities Exchange Transaction Charges Equity Future is .00190% and Equity Options is 0.050% (on premium) . Kotak Securities Exchange Transaction Charges Equity Future is NSE: 0.0019% and Equity Options is NSE: 0.05% on Premium .

ICICI Direct Axis Direct HDFC Securities Kotak Securities
Equity Delivery Equity Delivery :

NSE Rs 310 per Cr (0.0031%) | BSE Rs 280 per Cr (0.0028%) (each side)

Equity Delivery :

NSE Rs 325 per Cr (0.00325%) | BSE Rs 300 per Cr (0.003%) (each side)

Equity Delivery :

0.00325%

Equity Delivery :

NSE: 0.00325%, BSE: 0.00325%

Equity Intraday Equity Intraday :

NSE Rs 310 per Cr (0.0031%) | BSE Rs 280 per Cr (0.0028%) (each side)

Equity Intraday :

NSE Rs 325 per Cr (0.00325%) | BSE Rs 300 per Cr (0.003%) (each side)

Equity Intraday :

0.00325%

Equity Intraday :

NSE: 0.00325%, BSE: 0.00325%

Equity Future * Equity Future :

Rs 180 per Cr (0.0018%)

Equity Future :

NSE Rs 190 per Cr (0.0019%) | BSE Rs 300 per Cr (0.003%) (each side)

Equity Future :

.00190%

Equity Future :

NSE: 0.0019%

Equity Options * Equity Options :

Rs 5000 per Cr (0.05%) (on premium)

Equity Options :

NSE Rs 5000 per Cr (0.05%) | BSE Rs 300 per Cr (0.003%) (on premium)

Equity Options :

0.050% (on premium)

Equity Options :

NSE: 0.05% on Premium

Currency Futures * Currency Futures :

Rs 120 per Cr (0.0012%)

Currency Futures :

Rs 190 per Cr (0.0019%)

Currency Futures :

0.00110%

Currency Futures :

NSE: 0.0009%, BSE: 0.00022%

Currency Options Currency Options :

Rs 5000 per Cr (0.05%) (on premium)

Currency Options :

Rs 5000 per Cr (0.05%) (on premium)

Currency Options :

0.040% (on premium)

Currency Options :

NSE: 0.035%, BSE: 0.001%

Commodity Commodity :

Group A - Rs 260 per Cr (0.0026%)

Commodity : - Commodity :

NA

Commodity :

MCX (for Agri & Non Agri): 0.0026%, NCDEX: 0.006%


ICICI Direct vs Axis Direct vs HDFC Securities vs Kotak Securities Other Charges

ICICI Direct Minimum Brokerage is Rs 35 per trade (I-Secure Plan) and Call & Trade is Rs 50 per trade . Axis Direct Minimum Brokerage is Rs 20 per trade and Call & Trade is Rs 20 per call . HDFC Securities Minimum Brokerage is Rs. 25 per order on equity segment and Call & Trade is Rs 0 . Kotak Securities Minimum Brokerage is Rs 21 per executed order and Call & Trade is Rs 50 per call .

ICICI Direct Axis Direct HDFC Securities Kotak Securities
Minimum Brokerage Minimum Brokerage :

Rs 35 per trade (I-Secure Plan)

Minimum Brokerage :

Rs 20 per trade

Minimum Brokerage :

Rs. 25 per order on equity segment

Minimum Brokerage :

Rs 21 per executed order

Call & Trade Call & Trade :

Rs 50 per trade

Call & Trade :

Rs 20 per call

Call & Trade :

Rs 0

Call & Trade :

Rs 50 per call

Stamp Duty * Stamp Duty : - Stamp Duty : - Stamp Duty : - Stamp Duty : -
DP Charges (on sell side) DP Charges (on sell side) : - DP Charges (on sell side) :

0.04% (minimum Rs 25 per instruction)

DP Charges (on sell side) : - DP Charges (on sell side) :

0.04% of transaction value (minimum Rs 20)

Other Miscellaneous Charges Other Miscellaneous Charges :

Margin Trading Interest: 0.025% Per day

Other Miscellaneous Charges : - Other Miscellaneous Charges : - Other Miscellaneous Charges : -

ICICI Direct vs Axis Direct vs HDFC Securities vs Kotak Securities Features

ICICI Direct and Axis Direct and HDFC Securities and Kotak Securities all offer a host of features, trading tools & platforms to their clients. Their comparative analysis is in the below table:

ICICI Direct Axis Direct HDFC Securities Kotak Securities
Trading Platform Trading Platform :

ICICIdirect.com (website), Trade Racer, ICICIDirect Mobile App

Trading Platform :

DirectTrade, Axisdirect Web, Axisdirect Mobile

Trading Platform :

ProTerminal, Blink, smallcase, Voice Enabled Investing, Mobile Trading App, Digify

Trading Platform :

Website, KEAT ProX Trading Terminal, Kotak Stock Trader (Mobile App), Fastlane, Xtralite

Placing orders through charts Placing orders through charts : - Placing orders through charts :

No

Placing orders through charts :

Yes

Placing orders through charts :

No

Trading Alerts Trading Alerts : - Trading Alerts :

Yes

Trading Alerts :

Yes

Trading Alerts :

Yes

Research and Advice / Trading Tips Research and Advice / Trading Tips : - Research and Advice / Trading Tips :

Yes

Research and Advice / Trading Tips : - Research and Advice / Trading Tips :

Yes

Detailed Education Initiatives Detailed Education Initiatives : - Detailed Education Initiatives :

Yes

Detailed Education Initiatives :

Yes

Detailed Education Initiatives :

Yes

Unique features & Offers Unique features & Offers :

  • Offer 3-in-1 Account.
  • Support in local ICICI Bank branches.
  • Trusted brand.

Unique features & Offers : - Unique features & Offers :

  • Instant online, paperless account opening.
  • One-stop shop for all your investments.
  • Multiple platforms and trading options.
  • The lowest brokerage of 0.10% per trade for Equity Delivery.
  • Portfolio Tracking in Depth.
  • 24/7 assistance and Call &Trade service.
  • Get payout up to Rs 5 lakhs on the same day with enCash Facility.
  • Relationship Manager Service.
  • Margin Trading Facility.
  • Various Brokerage plans
  • Free Basket Investment registration.
  • 3-in-1 account opening.

Unique features & Offers :

  • 25+ years of experience.
  • Part of prestigious Kotak Mahindra Bank.
  • Offer 3-in-1 account (Bank + Trading + Demat Account)
  • Physical presence in 393 cities.
  • Free Technical, Fundamental, Derivatives, Macro-economic and mutual fund research.
  • Different brokerage plans to suit your needs.

Referral Program Referral Program : - Referral Program :

1

Referral Program : - Referral Program : -
Margin Against Shares (Equity Cash) * Margin Against Shares (Equity Cash) :

Yes

Margin Against Shares (Equity Cash) :

Yes

Margin Against Shares (Equity Cash) :

Yes

Margin Against Shares (Equity Cash) :

Yes

Margin Against Shares (Equity F&O) * Margin Against Shares (Equity F&O) :

Yes

Margin Against Shares (Equity F&O) :

Yes

Margin Against Shares (Equity F&O) :

No

Margin Against Shares (Equity F&O) :

No


ICICI Direct vs Axis Direct vs HDFC Securities vs Kotak Securities Demat Account Charges

A comparative table of various demat account charges between ICICI Direct and Axis Direct and HDFC Securities and Kotak Securities is below:

ICICI Direct Axis Direct HDFC Securities Kotak Securities
Depository Service Provider Depository Service Provider :

NSDL

Depository Service Provider :

CDSL

Depository Service Provider :

CDSL

Depository Service Provider :

CDSL

Account Opening Fee Account Opening Fee :

Stamp Duty at actuals

Account Opening Fee :

Nil

Account Opening Fee :

Nil

Account Opening Fee :

Nil

Advance Deposit Advance Deposit :

Rs 0 for ICICI Bank customers.

Rs 7500 for Non ICICI BANK customers.

Advance Deposit :

Nil

Advance Deposit :

Rs 7,500/-

Advance Deposit :

Nil

AMC AMC :

For Individual account: Rs 700 p.a.

For Corporate account: Rs 1500 p.a.

AMC :

  • Retail Account:
    • Axis Bank Customer: Rs 650 per year (1st year free). Rs 2500 for client who has not authorised bank to debit Demat ac charges from Bank ac maintained with Axis Bank.
    • Non-Axis Bank Customer: Rs 250 per year (1st year free)
  • BSDA Account:
    • Nil for holding value till Rs 50,000
    • Rs 100 per year for holding value from Rs 50,001 to Rs 2,00,000
    • Holding value above Rs 2,00,000 tariff for Retail account will be applicable.
  • Corporate Account:
    • Rs 400 for Axis Bank clients + CDSL AMC of Rs 500
    • Rs 600 for non-Axis Bank clients+ CDSL AMC of Rs 500

AMC :

  1. For Non BSDA Individual a/c : Rs 750 p.a
  2. For BSDA Individual a/c:
    1. Holding value 0 to 50,000: Nil
    2. Holding value between 50,001 to 2,00,000: Rs 100 p.a
    3. Holding value more than 2,00,000: Rs 750 p.a.
  3. For Corporate a/c:- Rs 1,500 p.a

AMC :

Rs 600 per year

Dematerialisation Charges Dematerialisation Charges :

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

Dematerialisation Charges :

  • Retail / BSDA Account: Rs 5 per certificate subject to minimum of Rs 50 per request, whichever is higher. Rs 50 per request as courier charges for mutual fund Units.
  • Corporate Account: Rs 2.50 per certificate subject to a minimum of the Rs 50 per request.

Dematerialisation Charges :

Rs 5 per certificate + Rs 35 per Dematerialisation request submitted

Dematerialisation Charges :

Rs. 150 per certificate + Rs. 50 per request courier charges

Rematerialisation Charges Rematerialisation Charges :

Rs 25 + CDSL charges at actual

Rematerialisation Charges :

  • Retail / BSDA Account: Rs 20 for every 100 securities or part thereof or Rs 50 per request whichever is higher. Rs 50 per instruction for mutual fund Units.
  • Corporate Account: Rs 20 per certificate subject to minimum of Rs 50 per request

Rematerialisation Charges :

Rs 30 per request + CDSL actuals

Rematerialisation Charges :

Rs.10 for 100 securities (Minimum payable Rs.15)

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

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

For Debt instruments Market & Off Market sell (0.04% of trans value for each CID)(subject to minimum Rs 30 & maximum Rs 25,000 )

Transaction Charges (debit) :

  • Retail Account: 0.04% of the value of the transaction (Min Rs 25 per instruction) whichever is higher. Rs 25 flat per instruction for mutual fund units.
  • BSDA Account: 0.06% of the value of the transaction (Min Rs 50 per instruction) whichever is higher. Rs 50 flat per instruction for mutual fund units.
  • Corporate Account: 0.04% subject to minimum of Rs 23 per instruction.

Transaction Charges (debit) :

  1. 0.04% of the value of txn subj to min Rs 20 per txn done by EASIEST. For BSDA a/c it's 0.06%, Min Rs 40
  2. 0.04% of the value of txn subj to Min Rs 25 per txn done by HDFC securities. For BSDA a/c It's 0.06%, Min Rs 45
  3. 0.04% of the value of txn subj to Min Rs 40 per txn undertaken by Manual txn. For BSDA a/c it's 0.06%, Min Rs 60
  4. For Debt txn 0.04% of the value of txn subj to Min Rs 40 & Max Rs 5,000 per txn. For BSDA a/c it's 0.06%, Min Rs 60 & Max Rs 5,000
  5. If instruction is submitted on the date of execution then 0.25% of the value of txn subj to Min Rs 25 per txn

Transaction Charges (debit) :

0.04% + NSDL charges (minimum Rs 20)

Pledge Creation Charges Pledge Creation Charges :

0.02% or minimum of Rs 35

Pledge Creation Charges :

  • Retail Account: 0.04% of the value of the transaction (Min Rs 50 per instruction) whichever is higher.
  • BSDA Account: 0.06% of the value of the transaction (Min Rs 50 per instruction) whichever is higher.
  • Corporate Account: Flat Rs 50 per request.

Pledge Creation Charges :

Nil

Pledge Creation Charges :

Rs 20 per ISIN

Pledge Creation Confirmation Charges Pledge Creation Confirmation Charges :

0.02% or minimum of Rs 35

Pledge Creation Confirmation Charges :

Nil

Pledge Creation Confirmation Charges :

If the pledge is marked in favour of HDFC Bank:

  1. 0.02% of the value of the txn subject to min of Rs 40 per txn
  2. 0.04% of the value of the txn subject to min of Rs 60 per txn for BSDA a/c

Pledge Creation Confirmation Charges :

Rs 20 per ISIN

Pledge Invocation Charges Pledge Invocation Charges :

0.02% or minimum of Rs 35

Pledge Invocation Charges :

  • Retail Account: 0.04% of the value of the transaction (Min Rs 50 per instruction) whichever is higher.
  • BSDA Account: 0.06% of the value of the transaction (Min Rs 50 per instruction) whichever is higher.
  • Corporate Account: Flat Rs 50 per request.

Pledge Invocation Charges :

If the pledge is marked to other than HDFC Bank

  1. 0.04% of the value of the txn subject to min of Rs 40 per txn
  2. 2. 0.06%, of the value of the txn subject to min of Rs 60 per txn for BSDA a/c

Pledge Invocation Charges :

Rs 20 per ISIN

Failed Instruction Charges Failed Instruction Charges : - Failed Instruction Charges :

Rs 10 per Instruction

Failed Instruction Charges :

Nil

Failed Instruction Charges : -
Other Charges Other Charges :

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

Other Charges :

  • Ad-hoc Statement - Rs 100 per statement
  • Quarterly (Physical) statement
    • Retail Account - Nil
    • BSDA Account - Rs 25 per statement
  • Account Modification Charges
    • Retail Account - Nil
    • BSDA Account - Rs 100
  • DIS Booklet Charge
    • Retail Account - NIL
    • BSDA Account - Rs 200 per booklet
  • Redemption of mutual fund units through DP - Rs 25 per instruction

Other Charges :

  1. Mailing charges for non-periodic statements & other communication: Rs 35 for inland & Rs 500 for foreign address
  2. For restoring services if account is suspended for non payment of charges: Rs 250
  3. Reissuance of Delivery Instruction Booklet (DIB): Rs 75 per Booklet
  4. Settlement Charges: Rs 250 pm for CM Principle account & Unified Settlement account & Rs 500 p.m for CM Settlement account

Other Charges : -

ICICI Direct vs Axis Direct vs HDFC Securities vs Kotak Securities Basic Details

ICICI Direct Year of Incorporation is 2000 and Total Number of Clients is 3135167 and Total Number of Branches is 154 . Axis Direct Year of Incorporation is 2006 and Total Number of Clients is 417958 and Total Number of Branches is 56 . HDFC Securities Year of Incorporation is 2002 and Total Number of Clients is 1156837 and Total Number of Branches is 270 . Kotak Securities Year of Incorporation is 1994 and Total Number of Clients is 1290410 and Total Number of Branches is 153 .

ICICI Direct Axis Direct HDFC Securities Kotak Securities
Year of Incorporation Year of Incorporation :

2000

Year of Incorporation :

2006

Year of Incorporation :

2002

Year of Incorporation :

1994

Active Exchange Memberships Active Exchange Memberships : - Active Exchange Memberships :

NSE, BSE, MCX

Active Exchange Memberships :

BSE, NSE, MCX, NCDEX

Active Exchange Memberships :

NSE, BSE,MCX

Demat Services Demat Services :

Yes

Demat Services :

Yes

Demat Services :

Yes

Demat Services :

Yes

Website Website : - Website : https://simplehai.axisdirect.in Website : www.hdfcsec.com Website : http://www.kotaksecurities.com
Contact Details Contact Details : - Contact Details :

18002100808

Contact Details :

0294 242 5771

Contact Details :

1800222299

Total Number of Clients Total Number of Clients :

3,135,167

Total Number of Clients :

417,958

Total Number of Clients :

1,156,837

Total Number of Clients :

1,290,410

Total Number of Branches Total Number of Branches :

154

Total Number of Branches :

56

Total Number of Branches :

270

Total Number of Branches :

153

Products * Products : - Products :

Equity, Derivatives, Mutual Fund, SIP, ETFs, Tax Savings, Fixed Income, IPOs, Fixed Deposits, Loans, Tax Services, NPS and Insurance.

Products :

Investment banking, Institutional broking, retail broking, private wealth management, and financial product distribution

Products :

Investment banking, Institutional broking, retail broking, private wealth management, and financial product distribution


ICICI Direct vs Axis Direct vs HDFC Securities vs Kotak Securities Orders

Orders

ICICI Direct Axis Direct HDFC Securities Kotak Securities
Cover Orders (CO) Cover Orders (CO) :

Yes

Cover Orders (CO) :

Yes

Cover Orders (CO) :

Yes

Cover Orders (CO) :

Yes

Bracket orders / One Cancels Other (BO / OCO) Bracket orders / One Cancels Other (BO / OCO) :

No

Bracket orders / One Cancels Other (BO / OCO) :

No

Bracket orders / One Cancels Other (BO / OCO) :

Yes

Bracket orders / One Cancels Other (BO / OCO) :

Yes

After Market Orders (AMO) After Market Orders (AMO) :

No

After Market Orders (AMO) :

No

After Market Orders (AMO) :

No

After Market Orders (AMO) :

Yes

Buy Today Sell Tomorrow (BTST) * Buy Today Sell Tomorrow (BTST) :

Yes

Buy Today Sell Tomorrow (BTST) :

Yes

Buy Today Sell Tomorrow (BTST) :

Yes

Buy Today Sell Tomorrow (BTST) :

Yes

Sell Today Buy Tomorrow (STBT) * Sell Today Buy Tomorrow (STBT) :

No

Sell Today Buy Tomorrow (STBT) :

No

Sell Today Buy Tomorrow (STBT) :

No

Sell Today Buy Tomorrow (STBT) :

No

Good Till Cancelled (GTC) * Good Till Cancelled (GTC) :

Yes

Good Till Cancelled (GTC) :

Yes

Good Till Cancelled (GTC) :

Yes

Good Till Cancelled (GTC) :

Yes


ICICI Direct vs Axis Direct vs HDFC Securities vs Kotak Securities Research and Advice / Trading Tips

Research and Advice / Trading Tips

ICICI Direct Axis Direct HDFC Securities Kotak Securities
Equity Trading Recommendation * Equity Trading Recommendation : - Equity Trading Recommendation :

Yes

Equity Trading Recommendation :

Yes

Equity Trading Recommendation :

Yes

Equity Investment Recommendation * Equity Investment Recommendation : - Equity Investment Recommendation :

Yes

Equity Investment Recommendation :

Yes

Equity Investment Recommendation :

Yes

Recommendation basis risk Profile * Recommendation basis risk Profile : - Recommendation basis risk Profile :

Yes

Recommendation basis risk Profile :

Yes

Recommendation basis risk Profile :

Yes

Comparison * Comparison : - Comparison :

Yes

Comparison :

Yes

Comparison :

Yes

Free Tips * Free Tips :

Yes

Free Tips :

Yes

Free Tips :

Yes

Free Tips :

Yes

Daily Market report * Daily Market report :

Yes

Daily Market report :

Yes

Daily Market report :

Yes

Daily Market report :

Yes

ETF research * ETF research : - ETF research :

Yes

ETF research :

Yes

ETF research :

Yes

Quarterly Results * Quarterly Results :

Yes

Quarterly Results :

Yes

Quarterly Results :

Yes

Quarterly Results :

Yes


ICICI Direct vs Axis Direct vs HDFC Securities vs Kotak Securities Franchisee / Authorized Person related information

Franchisee / Authorized Person related information

ICICI Direct Axis Direct HDFC Securities Kotak Securities
Availability for franchisee / AP Availability for franchisee / AP : - Availability for franchisee / AP :

Yes

Availability for franchisee / AP :

Yes

Availability for franchisee / AP :

Yes

Investment required for Franchisee / AP Investment required for Franchisee / AP : - Investment required for Franchisee / AP :

Rs.1,00,000 to Rs.3,00,000

Investment required for Franchisee / AP :

Rs 300,000 to Rs. 500,000

Investment required for Franchisee / AP :

Minimum deposit of Rs 3 lakh (negotiable)


ICICI Direct vs Axis Direct vs HDFC Securities vs Kotak Securities Product & Services

ICICI Direct and Axis Direct and HDFC Securities and Kotak Securities all offer a host of Products & Services for a better trading experience for their clients. Their comparative analysis is in the below table:

ICICI Direct Axis Direct HDFC Securities Kotak Securities
Delivery Based Trading * Delivery Based Trading : - Delivery Based Trading :

Yes

Delivery Based Trading :

Yes

Delivery Based Trading :

Yes

Margin Trading * Margin Trading :

Yes

Margin Trading :

Yes

Margin Trading :

No

Margin Trading :

Yes

Call in Trade * Call in Trade : - Call in Trade :

Yes

Call in Trade :

Yes

Call in Trade :

Yes

Trading in Both the exchanges * Trading in Both the exchanges : - Trading in Both the exchanges :

Yes

Trading in Both the exchanges :

Yes

Trading in Both the exchanges :

Yes

Limit Order * Limit Order : - Limit Order :

Yes

Limit Order :

Yes

Limit Order :

Yes

3-in-1 On-line Trading Account * 3-in-1 On-line Trading Account : - 3-in-1 On-line Trading Account :

Yes

3-in-1 On-line Trading Account :

Yes

3-in-1 On-line Trading Account :

Yes

NRI Services * NRI Services :

Yes

NRI Services :

Yes

NRI Services :

Yes

NRI Services :

Yes

SMS Alerts * SMS Alerts :

No

SMS Alerts :

Yes

SMS Alerts :

Yes

SMS Alerts :

Yes

Offers Multiple Plan * Offers Multiple Plan : - Offers Multiple Plan :

No

Offers Multiple Plan :

No

Offers Multiple Plan :

No

IPO Investment * IPO Investment : - IPO Investment :

Yes

IPO Investment :

Yes

IPO Investment :

Yes

Portfolio Analysis * Portfolio Analysis : - Portfolio Analysis :

Yes

Portfolio Analysis :

Yes

Portfolio Analysis :

Yes

Advanced Charting Features * Advanced Charting Features : - Advanced Charting Features :

Yes

Advanced Charting Features :

Yes

Advanced Charting Features :

Yes

Brokerage Calculator * Brokerage Calculator : - Brokerage Calculator :

No

Brokerage Calculator :

No

Brokerage Calculator :

No

Margin Calculator * Margin Calculator : - Margin Calculator :

No

Margin Calculator :

No

Margin Calculator :

No

Stop Loss Order * Stop Loss Order : - Stop Loss Order :

Yes

Stop Loss Order :

Yes

Stop Loss Order :

Yes

Bracket Orders & Trailing Stop Loss * Bracket Orders & Trailing Stop Loss : - Bracket Orders & Trailing Stop Loss :

No

Bracket Orders & Trailing Stop Loss :

Yes

Bracket Orders & Trailing Stop Loss :

Yes

Equity Future & Option Trading * Equity Future & Option Trading : - Equity Future & Option Trading :

Yes

Equity Future & Option Trading :

Yes

Equity Future & Option Trading :

Yes

Currency Future & Option Trading * Currency Future & Option Trading : - Currency Future & Option Trading :

Yes

Currency Future & Option Trading :

Yes

Currency Future & Option Trading :

Yes

Market Trading * Market Trading : - Market Trading :

Yes

Market Trading :

Yes

Market Trading :

Yes

Monthly & Yearly Plan * Monthly & Yearly Plan : - Monthly & Yearly Plan :

No

Monthly & Yearly Plan :

No

Monthly & Yearly Plan :

No

Aumtomated Trading * Aumtomated Trading : - Aumtomated Trading :

No

Aumtomated Trading :

No

Aumtomated Trading :

No


ICICI Direct vs Axis Direct vs HDFC Securities vs Kotak Securities Customer Services

ICICI Direct and Axis Direct and HDFC Securities and Kotak Securities all offer a host of Customer service options to their clients to quickly solve their queries or grievances if any. Their comparative analysis is in the below table:

ICICI Direct Axis Direct HDFC Securities Kotak Securities
Toll Free Number * Toll Free Number : - Toll Free Number :

Yes

Toll Free Number :

No

Toll Free Number :

Yes

Live Chat Facility * Live Chat Facility : - Live Chat Facility :

Yes

Live Chat Facility :

Yes

Live Chat Facility :

Yes

Email Facility * Email Facility : - Email Facility :

Yes

Email Facility :

Yes

Email Facility :

Yes

Branch Offices * Branch Offices : - Branch Offices :

Yes

Branch Offices :

Yes

Branch Offices :

Yes

Customer Care * Customer Care : - Customer Care :

Yes

Customer Care :

Yes

Customer Care :

Yes

Community Service * Community Service : - Community Service :

Yes

Community Service :

Yes

Community Service :

Yes

Relationship Manager * Relationship Manager : - Relationship Manager : - Relationship Manager : - Relationship Manager : -
24/7 Support * 24/7 Support : - 24/7 Support :

No

24/7 Support :

No

24/7 Support :

No


ICICI Direct vs Axis Direct vs HDFC Securities vs Kotak Securities Other Investement

ICICI Direct and Axis Direct and HDFC Securities and Kotak Securities all offer a lot of investment avenues apart from Stock trading on their platforms to their clients to make a better trading experience. Their comparative analysis is in the below table:

ICICI Direct Axis Direct HDFC Securities Kotak Securities
Commodity Trading * Commodity Trading : - Commodity Trading :

No

Commodity Trading :

No

Commodity Trading :

Yes

Investment in ETFs * Investment in ETFs : - Investment in ETFs :

Yes

Investment in ETFs :

Yes

Investment in ETFs :

Yes

Investment in Mutual Funds * Investment in Mutual Funds : - Investment in Mutual Funds :

Yes

Investment in Mutual Funds :

Yes

Investment in Mutual Funds :

Yes

Investment in Bonds * Investment in Bonds : - Investment in Bonds :

Yes

Investment in Bonds :

Yes

Investment in Bonds :

Yes

Investment in Corporate Debt instruments * Investment in Corporate Debt instruments : - Investment in Corporate Debt instruments :

Yes

Investment in Corporate Debt instruments :

Yes

Investment in Corporate Debt instruments :

Yes

Insurance Services * Insurance Services : - Insurance Services :

Yes

Insurance Services :

Yes

Insurance Services :

Yes

Banking Services * Banking Services : - Banking Services :

No

Banking Services :

Yes

Banking Services :

Yes


ICICI Direct vs Axis Direct vs HDFC Securities vs Kotak Securities Trading Platform

ICICI Direct and Axis Direct and HDFC Securities and Kotak Securities all offer a host of Trading Platform for a better trading experience for their clients. Their comparative analysis is in the below table:

ICICI Direct Axis Direct HDFC Securities Kotak Securities
Web Platform * Web Platform : - Web Platform :

Yes

Web Platform :

Yes

Web Platform :

Yes

Android Mobile App * Android Mobile App : - Android Mobile App :

Yes

Android Mobile App :

Yes

Android Mobile App :

Yes

Desktop Windows * Desktop Windows : - Desktop Windows :

Yes

Desktop Windows :

Yes

Desktop Windows :

Yes

Desktop Mac * Desktop Mac : - Desktop Mac :

No

Desktop Mac :

No

Desktop Mac :

No

I-Pad App * I-Pad App : - I-Pad App :

Yes

I-Pad App :

No

I-Pad App :

Yes

Virtual Trading * Virtual Trading : - Virtual Trading :

No

Virtual Trading : - Virtual Trading :

No

iPhone Mobile App * iPhone Mobile App : - iPhone Mobile App :

Yes

iPhone Mobile App :

No

iPhone Mobile App :

Yes

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