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ICICI Direct

Background Services
Type of Broker Full Service Full Service
Founded 1983 2000
Active Clients 2,66,287 8,43,975
Product Offered Equity Spot, Futures & Options in Equity, Currency and Commodity, Mutual Funds, Bonds, Fixed Deposits. Equity Spot, Futures & Options in Equity, Currency and Commodity, Mutual Funds, Bonds.
Depository NSDL & CDSL NSDL & CDSL
Advisory / Research tips
Advisory Yes Yes
Charges
Account Opening Charges
Trading Account Rs. 650 Rs. 975
Demat Account Rs. 650 Rs. 975
Commodity Account Rs. 0 Rs. 0
Annual Maintenance Charges
Trading Account After first year Rs. 500 After first year 700 + GST
Demat Account After first year Rs. 500 After first year 700 + GST
Commodity Account Rs. 0 Rs. 0
Brokerage Charges
Equity Delivery 2.5% on turnover Rs. 25 or 2.5 % whichever is lower
Equity Intraday 0.25% on turnover Rs. 15 or 2.5% whichever is lower
Equity Futures 0.25% on turnover 0.05% on turnover
Currency Futures 0.25% on turnover Rs. 10 per lot
Commodity Futures 0.25% on turnover Rs. 0
Equity Options 0.25% on turnover Rs. 50 per order
Currency Options 0.25% on turnover Rs. 10 per lot
Commodity Options 0.25% on turnover Rs. 0
Technology
Trading Platform Karvy Nest. Trade Racer.
Features
Shortcut Keys Yes No
Heat Map Yes No
Charting Yes No
Intraday Data (Days) Daily -
EOD Data (Days) Daily -
Leverages
Equity Delivery 2x on turnover 8x on turnover
Intraday
Equity Spot 10x on turnover 25x on turnover
Equity Futures and Options 5x on ESM 4x on ESM
Currency Futures and Options 5x on ESM 2x on ESM
Commodity Futures and Options 5x on ESM 2.5x on ESM
Intraday with BO & CO
Equity Spot 25x on turnover 28x on turnover
Equity Futures and Options 25x on ESM 7x on ESM
Currency Futures and Options 25x on ESM No leverage
Commodity Futures and Options 25x on ESM No leverage
Customer Support
Phone Yes Yes
Email Yes Yes
Transaction Alerts No Yes
Live Chat Yes No
Relationship Manager Yes Yes




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