Comparison –  HDFC Securities Vs Zerodha

HDFC Securities Zerodha
Year of Incorporation 2002 2010
Exchanges enabled NSE & BSE NSE, BSE, MCX-SX, MCX, & NCDEX
Demat (NSDL/CDSL) NSDL/CDSL CDSL
Brokerages
Equity 0.5% for Delivery & 0.05% for Intraday – Negotiable
0 (free) for equity delivery & Rs 20/executed order or 0.01% (intraday)
Equity Futures 0.05% on Turnover – Negotiable Rs 20/executed order or 0.01% whichever is lower
Equity Options Rs 100/lot – Negotiable Rs 20/executed order or 0.01% whichever is lower
Currency Futures Rs 23/lot – Negotiable Rs 20/executed order or 0.01% whichever is lower
Currency Options Rs 23/lot – Negotiable Rs 20/executed order or 0.01% whichever is lower
Commodity NA Rs 20/executed order or 0.01% whichever is lower
Account opening charges
Trading and Demat Rs 999 Rs 300 if couriered & Rs 200 if you print the form
Only Trading N/A Rs 200 if couriered & Rs 100 if you print the form
Commodity N/A Rs 300 if couriered & Rs 200 if you print the form
Trading Tools
Platforms Mobile/ web Mobile/ web/ desktop
Charting 5 Days 365 days on Zerodha Pi
Margins & Leverage Provided
Equity Upto 20 times for Intraday, Upto 2 times for Delivery @interest Upto 20 times intraday, 0 for Delivery
Equity Futures NA for Intraday Upto 7 times intraday leverage
Equity Options NA for Intraday
Buying no leverage, Shorting upto 7 times leverage intrdaday
Currency Futures NA for Intraday 2 times intraday leverage
Currency Options NA for Intraday
Buying no leverage, Shorting upto 2 times intraday leverage
Commodity NA for Intraday 2.5 times intraday leverage
Serviceable
3 in 1 Account YES NO
Instant Fund withdrawal YES No
Instant Fund Transfer YES YES
Relationship Managers YES No