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Year of Incorporation 2000
Website http://www.icicidirect.com
Phone 022-28307700
Exchanges enabled NSE & BSE
Demat (NSDL/CDSL) NSDL & CDSL
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Profit after Tax FY11/12 Rs 77.1 Crores
Profit after Tax FY12/13 Rs 68.2 Crores
Profit after Tax FY13/14 Rs 74.9 Crores
Profit after Tax FY 14/15 Rs 74.9 Crores
Profit after Tax FY 15/16 Rs 235 Crores
Debt FY11/12 Rs 209 Crores
Debt FY12/13 Rs 219 Crores
Debt FY13/14 Rs 317 Crores
Debt FY14/15 Rs 226 Crores
Debt FY15/16 Rs 172 Crores
Profit to Equity(%) FY11/12 32
Profit to Equity(%) FY12/13 21
Profit to Equity(%) FY13/14 27.07
Profit to Equity(%) FY14/15 25
Profit to Equity(%) FY15/16 66.9
Balance Sheet Size FY11/12 Rs 948 Crores
Balance Sheet Size FY12/13 Rs 908 Crores
Balance Sheet Size FY13/14 Rs 1620 Crores
Balance Sheet Size FY14/15 Rs 1361 Crores
Balance Sheet Size FY15/16 Rs 1392 Crores
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Active clients - 2013 5,00,733
Active clients - 2014 5,94,714
Active clients - 2015 5,60,438
Active clients - 2016 5,91,504
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Equity Equity Intraday 0.05% & Delivery 0.25%- Negotiable
Equity Futures 0.05% of Turnover for Overnight & Intraday only one side- Negotiable
Equity Options Rs 95/lot for Overnight & Rs 25/lot for Intraday - Negotiable
Currency Futures 0.05% of Turnover for Overnight & Intraday only one side - Negotiable
Currency Options Rs 95/lot for Overnight & Rs 25/lot for Intraday - Negotiable
Commodity NA
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Trading only NA
Trading & Demat Rs 975 for 3 in 1 Account
Commodity NA
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Equity 0.00325% of Turnover
Futures 0.0019% of Turnover
Options 0.05% of Turnover
Commodities NA
AMC charge Rs 450/Year
DP Transaction Charge Rs 25/Transaction or 0.05% whichever higher
Offline order placing Charge 0
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Intraday 20 Days
End of Day 10 years
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Equity Intraday upto 25 times & Delivery upto 5 times for interest
Equity Futures Upto 4 times for intraday
Equity Options Not for buying but upto 2 times for shorting
Currency Futures NA
Currency Options NA
Commodity NA
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3 in 1 Account
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Reviews on ICICI Direct

NSE&BSE

10 May 2014

Yes They are expensive but reliable and the convenience is just incredible. If you are not an active trader to whom brokerage is not really a big deal, this is the one to choose

moorthy_ks

15 May 2014

after having really badd experiences with geojit, i went to icici. Such a big change! the best thing about icici is the combined bank accounts and trading accounts

rahul

15 May 2014

Cheats, scoundrels they have stolen my life savings over the last 5 years....

Sachin Jiwal

04 August 2014

I started trading with ICICI Direct when I began trading in 2010, it was a good experience, their trading system is good and convenient. Especially since 2012 I was mostly trading in Futures & Options and paying ICICI on lot basis. It took me some time, to realize that I was paying one of the highest brokerage in the industry. I have paid a lot of brokerage in my ignorance, 10s of thousands! But I guess without guidance, mistakes are inevitable. Would advice the rookies, to select one of the discount brokers instead. I am not going to promote anybody.. but Brokerage Cost/ Slippage are the bane of every trader and the more you minimize these costs, the more profitable you are going to be.

Seema Mathur

08 September 2014

ICICI is one of a top banks and I am very comfortable with their services. They might charge a little more as these reviews are saying. But I feel perfectly secure with them. Very convenient and good way to start buying stocks.

Priti Singh

08 September 2014

Seema, I think your review is very much about the 'brand' and it being a 'bank'. If you are trader it is the least you care about. Do they provide good margins? what platform? charting facilty? algo trading? reporting??.. all this on trade tiger - Share Khan.

Priti Singh

08 September 2014

also the brokerage cost.. ICICI charges the most! No comparision.. check it out if you want..

MakWeb Solution

23 August 2016

hye' please let us know What kind of services providing...?

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NEWS ON ICICI DIRECT

Buy Bajaj Finserv, target Rs 5245.20: ICICI Direct - Economic Times

20 November 2017

ICICI Direct has a buy call on Bajaj Finserv with a target price of Rs 5,245.20. The current market price of Bajaj Finserv is Rs 5,164.30. Time period given by the analyst is intraday when Bajaj Finserv price can reach defined target. ICICI Direct ...

Buy USDINR; target of 65.35 - 65.40: ICICI Direct - Moneycontrol.com

20 November 2017

ICICI Direct expects USD to find supports at lower levels. Utilise the down side in the pair to go long on the USDINR. Moneycontrol News @moneycontrolcom. ICICI Direct's currency report on USDINR. Debt market. Government bonds pared early gains to end ...

Bank of Baroda: Buy Bank of Baroda, target Rs 191.20: ICICI Direct ... - Economic Times

17 November 2017

Buy Bank of Baroda at a price target of Rs 191.20 and a stop loss at Rs 184.50 from entry point.and more »

Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd.: Buy Housing ... - Economic Times

17 November 2017

Buy Housing Development Finance Corporation at a price target of Rs 1716.20 and a stop loss at Rs 1665.10 from entry point.and more »

Sell USDINR; target of 65.10 - 65.00: ICICI Direct - Moneycontrol.com

16 November 2017

ICICI Direct expects USD to meet supply pressure at higher levels. Utilise the up side in the pair to go short on the USDINR. Moneycontrol News @moneycontrolcom. Dollar. ICICI Direct's currency report on USDINR. Debt market. Government bonds ...