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ICICI Direct


Year of Incorporation 2000 2015
Phone 022-28307700 080 - 46251111
Exchanges enabled NSE & BSE NSE
Demat (NSDL/CDSL) NSDL & CDSL NSDL- Partnership with ILFS
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Financial Health

Equity & Commodity Consolidated

Look for Brokerages with higher profit, low debt, higher Profit to Equity Ratio   which will indicate the profitability based on capital deployed, and atleast Rs 50 crores Balance sheet size. If a broker is in financial trouble, it will first start showing up on his balance sheet, watch out for the brokerages with and

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
Profit after Tax FY 16/17 Rs 337 Crores
Profit after Tax FY17/18 Rs 553.3 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
Debt FY 16/17 Rs 395 Crores
Debt FY 17/18 Rs 672.5 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
Profit to Equity(%) FY16/17 86
Profit to Equity(%) FY17/18 114
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
Balance Sheet Size FY16/17 Rs 2040 Crores
Balance Sheet Size FY17/18 Rs 2870 Crores
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Online Presence
Online Presence

Google trend over time

Active clients

Active clients data source: NSE, as on end of every calendar year in December. Active client is one who has traded atleast once a year. Brokers whose active clients are trending up, would mean happy clients and hence better to trade with.

Active clients - 2013 5,00,733 NA
Active clients - 2014 5,94,714 NA
Active clients - 2015 5,60,438 NA
Active clients - 2016 5,91,504 450
Active clients - 2017 7,52,138 1,434
Active clients - 2018 8,44,853 3,979
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Equity Equity Intraday 0.05% & Delivery 0.25%- Negotiable Rs 20 per executed order
Equity Futures 0.05% of Turnover for Overnight & Intraday only one side- Negotiable Rs 20 per executed order
Equity Options Rs 95/lot for Overnight & Rs 25/lot for Intraday - Negotiable Rs 20 per executed order
Currency Futures 0.05% of Turnover for Overnight & Intraday only one side - Negotiable Rs 20 per executed order
Currency Options Rs 95/lot for Overnight & Rs 25/lot for Intraday - Negotiable Rs 20 per executed order
Commodity NA Rs 20 per executed order
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Account Opening Costs

Trading only NA NA
Trading & Demat Rs 975 for 3 in 1 Account NA
Commodity NA NA
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Transparency & other costs

Double check on if you are paying much higher other/turnover costs, make sure to compare

Equity 0.00325% of Turnover 0.00325%
Futures 0.0019% of Turnover 0.00325%
Options 0.05% of Turnover 0.059%
Commodities NA NA
AMC charge Rs 450/Year Rs. 400
DP Transaction Charge Rs 25/Transaction or 0.05% whichever higher Rs. 25
Offline order placing Charge 0 Rs. 20
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Web/HTML 5
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Intraday 20 Days 30 days
End of Day 10 years 20 years
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Online Trade Reports
Online PNL Reports
Online Contract Notes
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Leverage Provided

Equity Intraday upto 25 times & Delivery upto 5 times for interest Upto 15 times for Intraday
Equity Futures Upto 4 times for intraday NA
Equity Options Not for buying but upto 2 times for shorting NA
Currency Futures NA NA
Currency Options NA NA
Commodity NA NA
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Support & Tools

Research & Tips
Brokerage Calculator
Margin Calculator
Bracket orders & Trailing Stoploss
Training & Education
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3 in 1 Account
Instant Fund withdrawal
Relationship Managers
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